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

OM-Zuiko 135mm f2.8

User Reviews (5)

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ethanl   Intermediate [Jul 13, 2005]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

None.

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.

Customer Service

Not needed

Similar Products Used: Zuiko 100mm f2.8 lens.
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5
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5
Philip Canard   Expert [Dec 22, 2001]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.

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.

Customer Service

Never used Olympus service. I buy only used Olympus gear and Camtech does all my service work. They do a very good job.

Similar Products Used: Canon 135mm f3.5
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5
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5
John Prosper   Intermediate [Dec 28, 1999]
Model Reviewed: OM-Zuiko 135mm f2.8
Strength:

Okay lens for general, portrait, landscape work.

Weakness:

N/A

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

Customer Service

N/A

Similar Products Used: N/A
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3
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4
Chip Stratton   Expert [Mar 16, 2001]
Strength:

Compact
Contrasty
Built-in shade

Weakness:

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

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

Customer Service

Sometimes. I was able to get a replacement front element from Olympus USA, but parts are hit and miss

Similar Products Used: Former Minolta system user, have now used most of the Olympus OM system.
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4
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4
Tuohino Jukka   Casual [Jul 26, 2001]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

-not at its best at f2.8

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

Similar Products Used: other zuikos
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5
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5
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