Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0 Zuiko

Last updated (02 March’13):
– Review by Lenstip

The Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0 Zuiko features 35-100mm at focal length with maximum aperture of F/2.0. The lens construction has 21 Elements in 18 Groups and has diagonal angle of view at 34 to 12 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 1.4m and has a filter size of 77mm. The Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0 Zuiko lens weighs 3.7 pounds and it measures 3.8 inches in diameter and 8 inches long.

Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0 Zuiko
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Expert Reviews

Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0 Zuiko Reviews

Lenstip reviews the Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0 Zuiko and writes;
“The lens provides an excellent image quality both in the centre and at the edge of the frame and practically in the whole range of focal lengths and apertures.. If we add low vignetting and good correction of main off-axis aberrations it will be difficult not to consider the Olympus ZD 35-100 mm f/2.0 to be a brilliant and very well-done instrument.”
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Popphoto reviews the Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0 Zuiko and writes;
“the lens produced SQF sharpness/contrast numbers in the Excellent range at 35mm and 100mm, and “Double Excellent” at 75mm, with most scores at or above the 90th percentile; its lowest score was an admirable 79.4%..”
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Thewsreviews reviews the Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0 Zuiko and writes;
“While it’s the most expensive medium telephoto on the market, it’s essentially free of any and all distortion or optical flaws, and is twice as bright as the best equivalents from Nikon, Tamron, Canon, Sony, Sigma, Pentax or Tokina.”
Rating: ★★★★☆


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Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0 Zuiko User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0 Zuiko Specifications

This high-end, high-performance telephoto lens possesses a fast f2.0 aperture for shooting beautiful low-light pictures or impressively capturing subjects with the background out of focus. Four ED glass lenses and one super ED glass lens produce superior optical clarity and contrast from one edge of the image to the other. This all-digital lens features a built-in CPU that directly communicates with the camera’s software for exceptional control and accuracy, and also stands up to the elements with all-metal components and rubber seals to protect against moisture and dust so you can use it practically anywhere.

Please note: To use the Zuiko Digital 35-100mm f2.0 Zoom with the EVOLT E-300, the camera body must be upgraded to firmware version 1.3. Older versions of the firmware may have sporadic freezes with this lens.

The sophisticated line of Zuiko Digital lenses is designed to professional standards to provide professional results in every facet of their use. Coreless motors provide impressive speed. A dedicated computer processor supplies intuitive image data transfer. A wide focal range gives you the flexibility to perfectly frame and capture detailed images near and far.

Precision crafted optics–including fine aspherical and ED glass elements–produce the finest image results. And a digital specific design based on the Four Thirds System makes this lens virtually effortless to carry and use. This is not a lens built specifically for the E-1 Digital SLR; it is a lens built specifically for you.

3 Responses to “Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0 Zuiko”

  1. RickeyG says:

    I have had the 35 – 100 for about a week and have shot with it on the E3 and E30 as well as the 620. I was expecting a lens tack sharp but instead, it does not surpass my 50 – 200 swd in sharpness consistency. Yes, it gives me a stop of light,and is fast to lock, but its hit and miss. It simply does not perform to the level of the 50mm in terms of sharpness. This is using AF and zone or center focal point as reference of course. 1 or 2 in 10 will be sharp and that requires post processing.

    Any one have any advice??

    Image stabilization is on.

    Of course noise does play a part, even at 100 ISO.

  2. PJT says:

    Image stabilization is on.!!!
    that is your problem…
    use a tripod.

  3. PJT says:

    turn off image stabilization.
    use a tripod.

    see what you get.

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