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Olympus OM-Zuiko 135mm f2.8 35mm Primes

4.4/5 (5 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ethanl a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2005

Strengths:    Build quality, size, built in lenshood, 'flavour' of images.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
I was fortunate enough to purchase this lens new in the box a few years ago. It is typical Zuiko styling, sporting an all metal construction with beautifully coated optics. It performs very well as a portrait and landscape lens. Slides taken with it reveal wonderful sharpness and contrast. It balances very well on an OM body and is bright enough to use in many low light situations. I do not use this lens as much as I should, as I also own the 100mm f2.8 zuiko, which is smaller. However, I would not part with it.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $170.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Zuiko 100mm f2.8 lens.

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Philip Canard a Expert from Sherman

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2001

Strengths:    You can usually get one for a little less than the 100mm f2.8 which is more popular due to its very compact size. Extremely versatile lens with wide applications.

Weaknesses:    You have to invest in 55mm filters, unlike the 100mm f2.8 that uses the regular 49mm filters that most Zuiko lenses under 135mm use.

Bottom Line:   
Long out of production, but still available on the used market, this is perhaps the best deal to be had on a general purpose tele for your Olympus camera. I got a late model black nose multi-coated lens in mint condition for only $142 delivered. The lens is very short, light, and rugged. I can see no obvious faults in the photos taken.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $142.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Canon 135mm f3.5

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tuohino Jukka a Casual from Finland

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2001

Strengths:    -very sharp
-easy and fast to focus
-cheap for picture value
-very good at portraits


Weaknesses:    -not at its best at f2.8

Bottom Line:   
As all zuikos, very good quality and sharp picture at all areas. Made only at 70's, but if you find a good one, it is surely worth every penny. Good tele in zuiko series: 35-70/3.5-4.5 ;
50/1.8 ; 135/2.8 ; 200/4

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Price Paid:    $100.00

Similar Products Used:   other zuikos

Type of photography:   People


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chip Stratton a Expert from Tulsa, OK USA

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2001

Strengths:    Compact
Contrasty
Built-in shade


Weaknesses:    Plastic post holding lens mount release spring often breaks. Easy to repair, but this was bad design

Bottom Line:   
Nice lens in a nice size. I like it for street shooting and portraits.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Former Minolta system user, have now used most of the Olympus OM system.

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John Prosper a Intermediate from Titusville, Florida USA

Date Reviewed: December 28, 1999

Strengths:    Okay lens for general, portrait, landscape work.

Weaknesses:    N/A

Bottom Line:   
Competent lens if not particularly a standout in the Zuiko lineup. Stolen and later replaced with tele zooms.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Type of photography:   Other



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