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Olympus Zuiko 35-80 mm f/ 2.8 ED Auto-Zoom Lens

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Olympus Zuiko 35-80 mm f/ 2.8 ED Auto-Zoom lens

Olympus Zuiko 35-80 mm f/ 2.8 ED Auto-Zoom lens

Olympus Zuiko 35-80 mm f/ 2.8 ED Auto-Zoom lens

Optical design

Olympus Zuiko 35-80 mm f/ 2.8 ED Auto-Zoom optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Olympus OM, Olympus OM, Olympus OM, Olympus OM

First year of production: 1995

Last year of production: 1999

Optical design: 16 elements in 14 groups. 1 ED element

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Average price: $780


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
35mm - 80mmf/2.8f/2280.662650/22,999/3,9

Additional information:


The Olympus OM Zuiko AUTO-Zoom 35-80mm f/2.8 ED  is a fast standard zoom lens for 35 mm  SLR Olympus OM cameras.

Being one of the company's best achievements, the lens is a later product for the OM system.

The lens employs an original scheme to achieve the highest optical performance from open apertures onwards. As a result, this zoom lens is almost as good as prime lenses  in terms of optical performance.

Featuring a two-touch design, the lens is rather heavy,  but very well balanced with an OM camera. Filter diameter is unusual for the OM series - 62 mm. The lens comes complete with a plastic tulip-type bayonet hood.

Its fast lens speed provides a bright image in the viewfinder, enabling precise focusing.

The lens is rather rare on sale. Olympus produced about 3300 copies altogether.

The Zuiko 35-80 was also produced for Sinar cameras.

Additional information: 

  • Diameter 75 mm
  • Diagonal angle of view 180° for  DX (х1.5), 167° for APS-C (х1.6)
  • Multicoating
  • Lens hood
  • Contacts (for Nikon F version only)

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Posted by: Zuiko   Date of publication: 08.02.2013

Mechanical quality5.003
Optical quality5.003
Pricing / Value4.003
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