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Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-35mm f/2.0 SWD 35mm Zoom
The world’s first standard zoom lens to feature a large f2.0 aperture *. Boasting industry-leading imaging performance, this lens is a worthy addition to our Super High Grade (SHG) series. The flagship of the ZUIKO DIGITAL series, this lens was developed to meet the requirements of the most demanding professionals. With features like the best possible image quality, reliable dust-/drip-proofing, Olympus’s exclusive SWD-driven ultra-fast AF system, a mechanically interlocked manual focusing mechanism, and a large, flower-shaped hood with a polarization filter control window, this lens offers the reliable, trouble-free performance you need to express yourself with confidence.
Submitted by MartinM a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: April 6, 2011
Strengths: - Fast AF
- Tack sharp across the frame
- Weather sealed
- Silent focus
- balances well on the E-5
Weaknesses: - Only 14-35 (27-70)
- Quite heavy
New E-5 needs a outstanding lens I said to myself and got an affordable copy with warranty here in Switzerland. Usually you don't find NIB copies for that price.
The sharpness is impressive. Even wide open it remains tack sharp.
The autofocus on the E-5 is accurate and fast. It has slight back focus, but on the E-5, this can be adjusted by adding +3.
It is heavy, yes, but having had my A850 and the Vario-Sonnar ZA24-70/2.8 these 900gr are no big deal.
The build is solid. Waterproof for sure. The Zeiss wasn't, I have to mention here for the same amount of money.
Thinking about the comparison to my FF equipment, the 28-70mm are not too limiting. of course, 12-35/2.0 would have been better, but I can live with it.
This is definitely the right lens if you want to do AL and not to be constantly switching to the primes.
Duration Product Used: 2-5 years
Price Paid: $2100.00
Purchased At: Local store
Similar Products Used: Sony ZEISS Vario-Sonnar 24-70/2.8 SSM on Alpha 850 Full Frame
Sony ZEISS Vario-Sonnar 16-35/2.8 SSM on Alpha 850 Full Frame
Type of photography: Other
Submitted by mfahrur a Expert
Date Reviewed: December 28, 2008
Strengths: - super sharp & flawless optics
- silky bokeh
- f2 is wonderful
- superfast AF
- built tough
Weaknesses: - a bit dodgy AF in low light
Excellent optics throughout all apertures and focal lengths.
Silky smooth bokeh for elegant portraits.
Excellent design with great balance and tactile zoom/focus rings. Fast, silent and accurate AF with SWD motor. Excellent weatherseal, able to repel flowing tap water.
An overall must have lens for serious E-system shooter.
Duration Product Used: 6-10 years
Price Paid: $1450.00
Purchased At: Malaysia
Similar Products Used: Leica Summilux 25mm F1.4 ASPH
OM Zuiko 50mm F1.8
Zuiko Digital 50mm F2.0 Macro
Type of photography: People
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