Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 Zuiko Digital ED

Last updated (29 July’10):
– Review by Photo.net

The Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 Zuiko features 90-250mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.8. The lens construction has 17 Elements in 12 Groups and has diagonal angle of view at 14 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 2.5m and has a filter size of 105 mm. The Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 Zuiko lens weighs 3,270g (with Tripos Adapter) and it measures 124mm in diameter and 276mm long.

Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 Zuiko
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 Zuiko Reviews

Photo.net reviews the Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 Zuiko and writes;
“The entire line of Zuiko Digital Specific Lenses comply with the Four Thirds System to be perfectly matched to the imager so light strikes the sensor directly, ensuring rich, accurate colors, sharp contrasts and bright images even at the edges..”
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Ephotozine reviews the Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 Zuiko and writes;
“The colour reproduction, contrast and the control; of chromatic aberrations on this lens are all excellent, as is the control of distortions which were measured at 0.41% at the long end of the range and 0.03% at the shorter end, both of which are undetectable by eye.”
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User Opinions

Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 Zuiko User Reviews

Adequate, with Trade-offs | Rating: ★★★★☆
“On its own, without a teleconverter, the lens is good. For a wide range, powerful telephoto, it gathers an impressive amount of light, and has the same f2.8 aperture across the entire zoom range..” – by James D. DeWitt

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Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 Zuiko User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 Zuiko Features & Specifications

Sports and nature photographers will love the versatility of this powerful yet easy to handle super-telephoto zoom lens, built specifically for digital photography. Its fast f2.8 aperture and impressive zoom range let you shoot moving subjects with confidence while its splashproof, dustproof design and all-metal barrel construction provide extreme durability in any environment. Three ED glass lenses provide outstanding image quality with optimal resolution and contrast. A built-in computer microprocessor communicates directly with the camera’s software to correct lens distortions, shading, and exposure information for even further image accuracy.

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: 90mm – 250mm ( 35mm equivalent focal length 180mm – 500mm )
Lens construction: 17 Elements in 12 Groups, including 3 ED lenses
Angle of View: 14 to 5 Degree
Closest Focusing Distance: 2.5m
Maximum Image Magnification: 0.08x (35mm equivalent Maximum Image Magnification 0.16x)
Minimum Field Size: 207 x 156 mm
Number of Blades: 9 (Circular aperture diaphragm)
Maximum Aperture: f 2.8
Minimum Aperture: f 22
Filter Size: 105 mm (Exclusive Protect Filter PF-105 included)
Dimension: Diameter 124 x 276 mm
Weight 3,270g (with Tripos Adapter)
Tele Converter EC-14: Yes
Extension Tube EX-25: Yes
Lens Hood: LH-120B
Lens Cap: LC-140
Lens Case: LSH-1738

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