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Olympus Zuiko Shift 24 mm f/ 3.5 Lens

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Olympus Zuiko Shift 24 mm f/ 3.5 lens

Olympus Zuiko Shift 24 mm f/ 3.5 lens

Olympus Zuiko Shift 24 mm f/ 3.5 lens

Olympus Zuiko Shift 24 mm f/ 3.5 lens

Optical design

Olympus Zuiko Shift 24 mm f/ 3.5 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Olympus OM

First year of production: 1984

Last year of production: 1995

Optical design: 12 elements in 10 groups

Features: Shift lens
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Average price: $1560

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
24mmf/3.5f/2260.35no510/1875/3

Additional information:

The Olympus Zuiko Shift 24 mm f/ 3.5 is the world's first wide-angle shift lens for Olympus OM SLR cameras with a 24х36 mm frame size. For a long time it had remained the only wide angle shift lens in the world.

The optical scheme employs an ED glass element to enhance performance. The lens has garnered very positive owners' reviews. A very high price may be justified by its uniqueness and manufacturing complexity.

The lens has no filter thread. Filters (neutral, yellow, orange, and red) are built into the frame.

There is a risk of scratching a protruding element.

Additional information:

The lens is very obviously calculated for film cameras. On digital cameras and especially fullframe the lens suffers from heavy CA (variuous colour fringing), not being resistant against flares (he, you probably can't avoid the sky when photographing buildings), bad colours and especially being not sharp, not even in the centre, stopped down to 8.
The times and it's changes did no good to this lens. Avoid by any means.
 


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Posted by: Zuiko   Date of publication: 03.02.2013


Mechanical quality5.004
Optical quality4.504
Usability4.004
Pricing / Value3.504
Bokeh4.254
Overall lens rating
4.25

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