View Full Version : Any opinions on Zuiko 35/2.8 ?
I'll find out soon enough (just won one on a certain auction site), but the OM 35mm f/2.8 doesn't seem as popular as other focal lengths in the Zuiko series.
Has anyone used this lens and how do you see the results compared to other Zuikos ? (I know there are many variables with these lenses)
It's probably eclipsed somewhat by its faster brother the 35/2 zuiko, which is generally very well regarded.
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I like mine though - very small for an SLR lens and I'm happy with the quality.
I have a multi-coated 35/2.8 Zuiko and I like it a lot - I think it's every bit as good as the 28/2.8, and has very similar optical characteristics.
I've had nothing but good results with mine.
Yep, it's small, light and sharp, vivid colour reproduction. Dont think there are any bad zuiko out there
It's small, sharp, fast-focussing, and a perfect match for a matte-with-grid screen. A lovely little lens.
Amen. One of my favorite Zooks, too...
along with the 50/3.5 macro and the 100/2.8.
I have one, an older single-coated one, as well as a newer multicoated 35mm f2 Zuiko. The 2.8 is half the size of the f2, and takes the same lens hood as the 50mm f1.8 and 1.4 zuikos. I like it for its small size and compatibility with the 50mm lenshoods....makes an easy to carry small kit. Sharpness wise, I thinks its the same as the f2, at least at midrange apertures. I have not tested the 2.8 wide open, though the f2 is kinda soft wide open. The 2.8 has a very slight barrel distortion that is not seen in the f2, and that's its only downside so far as I can see.
I also have both, I think the only aspect that the bigger and heavier 35/2 excels at is at micro-contrast. Therefore resulting in increased apparent sharpness and more "depth" look.
Well, I'll have to wait to try a 35/2.8 as I have agreed with the seller to return it due to unacceptable scratches :(
Oh well. :rolleyes: At least my last slr lens purchase was a good 'un. (Tamron SP 28-80)
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