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

OM-Zuiko 180mm f2.0

User Reviews (5)

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yliu   Intermediate [Sep 06, 2013]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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

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.

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
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jonequinn   Expert [Feb 02, 2004]
Strength:

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!

Weakness:

isn't it a bit too big? :)

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

Customer Service

none if you take good care of it.

Similar Products Used: nikkor 180/2.8 if-ed
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jmuldoon1   Professional [Jan 28, 2002]
Strength:

Best lens I''ve ever seen.

Weakness:

None.

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

Customer Service

Hasn''t needed it.

Similar Products Used: Nikon 180 2.8
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Rich Baillie   Professional [Jan 01, 2000]
Model Reviewed: OM-Zuiko 180mm f2.0
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

Fantastic lens !!!! Wish I still had it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Customer Service

N/A

Similar Products Used: none
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Oben Candemir   Expert [Aug 05, 2001]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

Manual focus in era of autofocus.

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.

Similar Products Used: Zuiko 180mm f2.8
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