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Olympus OM-Zuiko 35-80mm f2.8 35mm Zoom

4.8/5 (5 Reviews)


  • MPN103450
    Product ID20724698
    Weight22.9 oz
    Length4 in
    Lens TypeZoom Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance23.6 in
    Focus TypeManual Focus
    Picture Angle63 degrees
    Focal Length35mm - 80mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/2.8
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens

Product Description



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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by a Expert from Rolling Meadows, IL

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2003

Strengths:    Sharpness?? This is *retarded* sharp !
Contrast, color, build quality.


Weaknesses:    Slight hint of barrel at 35mm. Not a
problem because this is not an architecture lens.

Cost. This lens doesn't come cheap, but it
promises the highest performance for what
you pay. People spend a couple of grand on new high end computers every few years
that loose nearly all their value afterward.
But good lenses, like diamonds, are forever.


Bottom Line:   
Outstanding. Can't think of a word to
emphasize its performance more. Wide
open its very good, by f/8 its sharpness
is insane!! Of course this is assuming
you use a steady support for your camera.
(There are idiots out there who hand hold their cameras with mega $$$$ lenses and then complain about their sharpness).

Build quality is superb, and has an exquisite feel to the touch. This is my
prime (err..zoom) workhorse lens that I carry everywhere with me for serious travel photography. When I get the slides
back from the lab and lay them out on the light table,I can only look at them with a film in my eye and say, "Oh Olympus, why did you quit on us?"

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $1369.00

Purchased At:   B&H

Similar Products Used:   Zuiko 35-70/3.6

Type of photography:   Outdoor


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

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2003

Strengths:    sharp, bright, hi-fi, tones, colors.

Weaknesses:    whish is could be a little shorter and lighter:)

Bottom Line:   
the best zoom lens in oly om system.
one of the best zoom lens in all zooms by all makers.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Similar Products Used:   all om zooms, and other brands too.



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jonequinn a Expert

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2002

Strengths:    sharp, color, tones.

Weaknesses:    1] not so easy to focus at >2meters, especially at infinity, with the split focusing screen?
2] to make the strait line strait in the split focusing screen, the distance marker on the lens barrel is useless, 2-3meters could be at infinity, or infinity could be at the 3-5meters!


Bottom Line:   
a very practical ranges of focal length.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Similar Products Used:   most of the om zooms



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ben Murphy a Expert from Pueblo, Colorado

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2000

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Olympus is no longer upgrading their professional level 35 mm SLRs.

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic lens - no flare shooting with sun in photo. Super sharp.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Similar Products Used:   None

Type of photography:   Other


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bill Mitchell a Expert from San Jose, Ca

Date Reviewed: August 17, 1999

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Simply the best zoom I've ever used. By far. Heck, it's better wide open than some of my primes.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Similar Products Used:   Nikon 80-200/2.8
Several Tokinas.


Type of photography:   Fine Art



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