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

OM-Zuiko 35-80mm f2.8

User Reviews (5)

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  Expert [Apr 08, 2003]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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?"

Similar Products Used: Zuiko 35-70/3.6
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5
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5
jonequinn   Expert [Mar 14, 2003]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

whish is could be a little shorter and lighter:)

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

Customer Service

no

Similar Products Used: all om zooms, and other brands too.
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5
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5
jonequinn   Expert [Oct 20, 2002]
Strength:

sharp, color, tones.

Weakness:

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!

a very practical ranges of focal length.

Similar Products Used: most of the om zooms
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4
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4
Ben Murphy   Expert [May 10, 2000]
Model Reviewed: OM-Zuiko 35-80mm f2.8
Strength:

None

Weakness:

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

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

Similar Products Used: None
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5
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5
Bill Mitchell   Expert [Aug 17, 1999]
Model Reviewed: OM-Zuiko 35-80mm f2.8
Strength:

None

Weakness:

None

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

Similar Products Used: Nikon 80-200/2.8
Several Tokinas.
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5
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5
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