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Olympus Zuiko 80 mm f/ 4 Auto Macro Lens

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Olympus Zuiko 80 mm f/ 4 Auto Macro lens

Olympus Zuiko 80 mm f/ 4 Auto Macro lens

Olympus Zuiko 80 mm f/ 4 Auto Macro lens

Optical design

Olympus Zuiko 80 mm f/ 4 Auto Macro optical design

Olympus Zuiko 80 mm f/ 4 Auto Macro optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Olympus OM

First year of production: 1980

Last year of production: 2000

Optical design: 6 elements in 4 groups

Features: Macro lens
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Average price: $380


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The Olympus OM System Zuiko Auto-1:1 Macro 80mm 1:4 is a macro lens. The lens employs a symmetrical optical design, which ensures excellent sharpness and contrast, minimizing geometrical distortions. It has been designed in the first place for taking 0.5-2x macro scale pictures (field of view from 12x18mm to 48x72mm), though other scales are also available. However, the lens provides the best optical performance in the recommended range.

This is the world's first macro lens with an automatic diaphragm designed for life-size photography.  Its predecessor, Zuiko  80/4 Macro, has no connection between the diaphragm and the camera.

There are two versions of the lens:

  1. ZUIKO MC AUTO-1:1 MACRO 1:4 f=80mm
  2. ZUIKO AUTO-1:1 MACRO 80mm 1:4

The Zuiko 80/4 Auto Macro may be used with the Auto Bellows or macro rings (with their overall length of not less than 25mm), or with the Telescopic Auto Tube 65–116. The lens has its own focus ring and helicoid.

With a 25 mm ring the Zuiko 80/4 Auto Macro can be used as a general-purpose lens (focusing on infinity).

The lens can be used with a special close-up filter (F=170 ), doubling the scale.

This is Olympus OM's most frequent and affordable special macro lens.

Additional information: 

  • angle of view  47
  • magnification ratio 0.15

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Posted by: Zuiko   Date of publication: 08.02.2013

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