Olympus OM-Zuiko 21mm f2.0 35mm Primes

OM-Zuiko 21mm f2.0

User Reviews (5)

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ethanl   Intermediate [Jun 18, 2004]
Strength:

Build quality Image quality Size

Weakness:

Cost, but it is worth the money It is a shame that the system is discontinued.

I have only recently purchased this lens after using a Zuiko 24mm for many years. This particular Zuiko is simply stunning. The bright F2 aperture is great for focussing in low light. A 92 degree angle of view is superb for those 'big sky' type pictures, especially when used in conjuction with a slim polarising filter (it needs to be a thin framed polariser, like the Olympus C-POL to reduce the chance of vignetting). The build quality is outstanding and typical of most Zuiko's. It looks and feels like a real gem. If I look after it, I think it will last me a lifetime. It is such a shame that the OM system is out of production. In my opinion nothing can touch Zuiko optics. The results are incredibly sharp, but I had little doubt about this, given the high cost. Highly recommended, but a scarce optic to source, even secondhand.

Customer Service

Never needed it in the 22 years I have used olympus.

Similar Products Used: Zuiko 24mm
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5
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4
chenjoseph   Intermediate [Mar 10, 2002]
Strength:

Sharp. Fast. Contrasty.

Weakness:

Vignetting at wide apertures.?

Very good ultrawide. Very good corner to corner sharpness. Usual excellent build quality. Great contrast. f2 aperture and wide angle makes this an ideal indoor low light lens.?

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5
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4
Alan Arseneault   Professional [Jan 14, 2000]
Model Reviewed: OM-Zuiko 21mm f2.0
Strength:

An awesome lens in the Olympus tradition of great performance in a very compact lens. Excellent sharpness, minimal distortion, good contrast. F2 speed very useful.

Weakness:

None

Although not inexpensive, it is a world class lens that you will enjoy.

Customer Service

Not needed

Similar Products Used: Nothing quite like this.
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5
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5
Dennis Anderson   Professional [Jan 11, 2001]
Strength:

fastest in its class
impressive coverage

Weakness:

vignette appearant at f/2
rare,hard to find,expensive

I shoot aurora and other astronomical subjects in very low light conditions. The speed and coverage of this lens are unsurpassed.

Similar Products Used: nikon 24/2, 24/2.8, 20/2.8, 28/2
olympus 24/2,28/2.8
vivitar 24/2.8
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5
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4
Jan Steinman   Expert [Aug 17, 1999]
Model Reviewed: OM-Zuiko 21mm f2.0
Strength:

It is the only lens in its class (f2 ultrawide), but far from a mere "gimmic" lens, it exceeds the quality of slower ultra-wides. I also use it with the Olympus 7mm extension tube for macro.

Weakness:

It is much bigger and heavier than the Zuiko 21/3.5. Expensive. Hard to locate used.

Wonderful lens -- if you like it wide and fast, this is the lens for you.

Similar Products Used: Zuiko 21mm f3.5.
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5
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5
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