Olympus 35mm f/3.5 Macro Zuiko

Last updated (30 December’12):
– Review by SLRLensreview

Olympus 35mm f/3.5 Macro Zuiko is a macro lens features 35mm at focal length with maximum aperture of F/3.5. The lens construction has 6 elements in 6 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 36 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 0.146m and has a filter size of 52mm. The Olympus 35mm f/3.5 Macro Zuiko lens weighs 5.8 Ounces and it measures 2.8 inches in diameter and 2 inches long.

Olympus 35mm f/3.5 Macro Zuiko
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Olympus 35mm f/3.5 Macro Zuiko Reviews

SLRLensreview reviews the Olympus 35mm f/3.5 Macro Zuiko and writes;
“All-in-all, Olympus OM Zuiko 35mm f/2.8 is an average wide angle lens that does not show any major strength but has its own weaknesses…. There are obviously better performing 35mm primes out there, but virtually all such lenses would also cost significantly more. Hence one might still opt for Olympus OM Zuiko 35mm f/2.8, keeping in mind its shortcomings.”
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Ephotozine reviews the Olympus 35mm f/3.5 Macro Zuiko and writes;
“Control of chromatic aberrations is good, with no incidences recorded and only fractions, which are invisible to the eye, measured on the test. Resolution is also adequate for the purpose that the lens is designed for and, with the focal length/crop factor combination, suitable for portraiture too.”
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Photozone reviews the Olympus 35mm f/3.5 Macro Zuiko and writes;
“The lens is very sharp straight from f/3.5 all the way up till about f/11. Neither distortions nor lateral CAs are really field-relevant and vignetting is nothing to worry about either. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

Olympus 35mm f/3.5 Macro Zuiko User Reviews

Great, just great | Rating: ★★★★★
“I’ve never seen a good lens for a price like this. the photos are crisp, very sharp, and nice colours. This is an essential in your olympus collection!! “ – by S. B. Veeger

Amazing quality, | Rating: ★★★★★
“I love this lens so much. It is attached to my E 510 more than 50% of the time now. Very sharp and clear lens. Note that focussing distance is low. So to get that extremely close up macros, you need to get down on knees and closer to subject :). Light in weight and fits easily in any travel kit. “ – by K. Bhat

A marvelous macro lens! | Rating: ★★★★★
“I bought this lens for my Olympus E500. I’ve been more than pleased (see uploaded photo “Morning Kiss II”) I uploaded the same photo to Olympus web site for their monthly gallery. I was surprised when Oly rep called me for permission to use it to headline their corporate web site! Cool! “ – by Ron Plasencia

Macro wonder in a small package | Rating: ★★★★☆
“This lens is fixed on my camera. The results are amazing. Recommend this as one of the first upgrades for macro shooting if budget does not allow the higher priced options.” – by Kasanwidjojo Romeo

Sharp, Amazing Bokeh, Slow to focus! | Rating: ★★★★☆
“For being an f/2 lens, I was really shocked at the length of time it took to focus. When it does lock on the images are sharp and bright, but beware if you are shooting anything “live” you may miss it! “ – by J. L. burnett

so sharp it hurts | Rating: ★★★★★
“This lens is amazing. Pictures? Sharp sharp sharp. Macro? Yep. Even does 1:1 without the need for an extension tube. Focus? A little slow and it does hunt every now and then, but realize that this is a macro lens…there’s more focus range to travel compared to a non-macro lens. Weight? Like a feather. Size? Miniscule, though not as small as the ZD 25mm 2.8 pancake.” – by Gerard Garcia

Olympus 35mm macro lens has been great, | Rating: ★★★★★
“After reading the other reviews, I decided to purchase this lens. I wanted an inexpensive macro lens to do some close ups and for portraits. This lens has provided me with both. I am happy with the way the lens works.” – by David C. Hales

Better than expected, | Rating: ★★★★★
“The product description indicates close focus to 6 inches. But guess what? If I put my E510 into manual focus, this lens will extend out and allow close focus down to about 1 inch! That’s right…one inch. In auto focus, the lens does not extend. And, yes, quite sharp. Lovely lens.” – by Andrew D. Kirk

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Olympus 35mm f/3.5 Macro Zuiko User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Olympus 35mm f/3.5 Macro Zuiko Specifications

Capture beautiful details with impeccable accuracy with this ultra-lightweight macro lens. Take pictures of flowers, coins, stamps, and more from less than 6 inches to infinity–with dramatic results. Designed exclusively for digital photography, this lens delivers rich, accurate colors and high contrast from edge to edge, and is ideal to use for macro shots and even standard landscape and portrait shots, as well. Lens distortions, shading, and exposure information are automatically corrected via the built-in CPU for even higher image quality. And because it weighs less than six ounces, carrying it is just as appealing as using it.

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.

Focal Length: 35mm (35mm equivalent focal length 70mm)
Lens construction: 6 Elements in 6 Groups.
Angle of View: 34 Degree
Closest Focusing Distance: 0.146m
Maximum Image Magnification: 1.0x (35mm equivalent Maximum Image Magnification 2.0x)
Minimum Field Size: 17 x 13mm
Number of Blades: 7 (Circular aperture diaphragm)
Maximum Aperture: F3.5
Minimum Aperture: F22
Filter Size: Ø52mm
Dimension: Ø71 x 53mm
Weight: 165g
Box Contents: Lens Cap(LC-52B), Lens Rear Cap(LR-1), Instruction Manual, Olympus Worldwide Warranty Card

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