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Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35-100 mm f/ 2 Lens

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Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35-100 mm f/ 2 lens

Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35-100 mm f/ 2 lens

Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35-100 mm f/ 2 lens

Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35-100 mm f/ 2 lens

Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35-100 mm f/ 2 lens

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Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35-100 mm f/ 2 MTF Chart

Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35-100 mm f/ 2 MTF Chart

Optical design

Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35-100 mm f/ 2 optical design

Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35-100 mm f/ 2 optical design

Format: 4/3 (Four/Thirds)

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: 4/3 (Four/Thirds)

First year of production: 2006

Optical design: 21 elements in 18 groups

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Average price: $3057

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
35mm - 100mmf/2.0f/2291.4771650/58,2213.5/8,4

Additional information:

The Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35-100 mm f/ 2   is a telephoto zoom lens for digital cameras forFour Thirds (4/3) sensors.

Equivalent focal length:  70 -200 mm. These are the most convenient and frequently used lengths at telefocus.

It is a professional TOP PRO lens according toOlympus. The lenses of this series have a constant aperture throughout  the whole range of  zooming; they are always dust  and moisture resistant; its optical scheme includes ED elements.  These lenses are remarkable for a platinum ring on the lens barrel.

The lens features a unique lens speed of 2.0.  Constant aperture of f/2.8 throughout the entire range of zooming. It makes it possible to use the lens in poor lighting conditions.

It is equipped  with a rounded 9-blade aperture.  Bokehis flexible and nice-looking. Circles of confusion are round.

The lens produces sharp image across the frame from f/2.0 onward. There are minimal drops in resolution on the edges.

The optical scheme includes 21 elements in 18 groups, including 1 Super ED element and 4 ordinary ED elements. That allows to minimize all major aberrations, including chromatic and distortion.

Focusing is internal with a floating mechanism.  The front lens does not rotate. Manual adjustment of sharpness is possible at any time by turning the focusing ring.

The color  rendering is natural. The color is saturated. Contrast of images is high.

It handles well both side and back light.

The Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35-100 mm f/2.0  is perfectly fit for portrait, genre and candid photography, as well as for shooting fragments of nature and architecture.

Depth of field:

A soft carrying case and a petal hood are included with the lens.

Compatible hood: LH-82


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Posted by: Sergei Borodin   Date of publication: 10.09.2010


Mechanical quality5.001
Optical quality5.001
Usability5.001
Pricing / Value5.001
Bokeh5.001
Overall lens rating
5.00

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