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Olympus OM-Zuiko 180mm f2.0 35mm Primes

5/5 (5 Reviews)


  • MPN103555
    Product ID21974782
    Weight6.7 oz
    Length6.80 in
    Lens TypeFixed Focal Length Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance5.20 in
    Diameter4.20 in
    Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Attachment / Filter Size100 mm
    Focus TypeManual Focus
    Min Aperturef/22
    Picture Angle14 degrees
    Focal Length180mm
    Groups / Elements10 Elements in 8 Groups
    Lens Max Aperturef/2
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

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

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2013

Strengths:    Very sharp in the whole image area wide open, almost perfect image quality. Amazing brokeh. Good contrast and color reproduction. Light weight and compact in this class of lenes (1.9 kg and 17 cm length). Very useful focusing range (starting from 1.6 m) . It also works very well with a 1.4x extender.

Weaknesses:    The shallow DOF requires high focus accuracy. Challenge in sport shooting in comparison with AF lenses.

Bottom Line:   
A legendary lens made by Olympus. Its unbeatable compact size and outstanding performance makes it still among one of the bests in today's 200mm f2 lens class.

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Price Paid:    $2400.00

Similar Products Used:   Canon EF200/2L IS, Canon FD 300/2.8L, Canon EF 200/2.8L, Canon EF70-200/2.8L, Nikon Ai-s 180/2.8 ED

Type of photography:   People


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jonequinn a Expert

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2004

Strengths:    one of the examples that shows the excellency what the Olympus people can do!?xD;?xA;great image quality, closes minimum focus distance unmatched by any of the 180mm lenses today!

Weaknesses:    isn't it a bit too big? :)

Bottom Line:   
simply the best 180mm lens, and simply the best telelens in the range of 180-200mm.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Similar Products Used:   nikkor 180/2.8 if-ed

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jmuldoon1 a Professional from San Diego

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2002

Strengths:    Best lens I've ever seen.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Sharpest, most contrasty, most saturated-color lens I've ever come across for any application in any format, period.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   used

Similar Products Used:   Nikon 180 2.8

Type of photography:   People


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Oben Candemir a Expert from Australia

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2001

Strengths:    Superb contrast and resolution. Beautifully balanced and easy to use with Motor Drive 2 attached. The focus is very smooth and easy. The close focus of 1.6m is unmatched by even the faster Canon 200mm f1.8 which only manages 2.5m. This allows use as a "wide-macro" lens with an approx 1:5 reproduction ratio.

Quality really shows with this lens.

An absolutely wonderful lens. Would never sell it.


Weaknesses:    Manual focus in era of autofocus.

Bottom Line:   
An absolutely wonderful lens. Would never sell it. Olympus is the Japanese Leica and at first it was a case of Olympus copying Leica. This lens is a case where Leica has emulated Olympus. This is much lighter than Leica's version and will repay you in joy many times over if you ever have the opportunity to own one.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $2250.00

Purchased At:   Melbourne

Similar Products Used:   Zuiko 180mm f2.8

Type of photography:   Other


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rich Baillie a Professional from Boston , MA

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2000

Strengths:    SHARP,SHARP,SHARP!!!!Compact for what it is and rugged

Weaknesses:    Yeh, I sold it when I changed systems what an ass I am!!!

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic lens !!!! Wish I still had it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Similar Products Used:   none

Type of photography:   Other



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