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Keywords: Olympus Zuiko Tele Zoom Four-Thirds PRO ED


MartinM

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 29
Olympus 35-100mm f/2 PRO ED Zuiko Digital review by MartinM
Review Date: 3/25/2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Tack sharp, AF very reliable, ecellent built
Cons: heavy, very expensive, a bit front heavy

As a former owner of the Sony 70-200G SSM mounted on the A850, this is the system I can compare this lense here.


FOV is equivalent to the 70-200G.


Build:
Outstanding and waterproof built. While the 70-200G is not even drip prove for 2200 bucks


IQ: This lens is really tack sharp throughout the frame. The 70-200G generally was soft at f2.8, this one here is tack sharp at f2.0


I haven't really noticed any drawback in comparision to the SSM of Sony or the 50-200SWD which I own. The AF is fast and accurate. 9 out of 10 shots are perfect.


Tele Converters are excellent. 1.4x and 2.0x can be used.


70-200 (140-400) with f4 is certainly a an excellent match.


Without any doubt I can say that this is the lens which will replace my 50-200SWD and team up with my 14-35 SWD.
lextalionis

Registered: October 2007
Posts: 82
Olympus 35-100mm f/2 PRO ED Zuiko Digital review by lextalionis
Review Date: 4/22/2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $2,500.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Perfect!
Cons: None! Dont' say, yes, it's heavy either!

This lens is a work-horse and performs 10 of 10 in all respects. It's crazy how sharp corner-to-corner this lens is at f/2.


Just buy it...take a loan out...rates are good Smile


Here are plenty of sample photos taken with the Oly E-3


-Lex
HarjTT

Registered: November 2007
Posts: 1
Olympus 35-100mm f/2 PRO ED Zuiko Digital review by HarjTT
Review Date: 4/3/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $2,700.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Razor sharp even at F2; sharp edge-edge; no CA at any aperture; super smooth bokeh, fast focusing; internal zoom; build quality; IQ using this lens is just something else; handholdable for quiet some time; looks damn pretty
Cons: Size and weight - 1or 2' smaller and a couple of 100lbs lighter it would be perfect; not discreet; very big lens hood; expensive, would be even better with SWD

1. The 35-100F2 is razor sharp even at F2. I'm shocked by the detail and sharpness thats the lens shows.
2. Lens is sharp edge to edge even wide open. There is no CA either.
3. Noise and detail with the 35-100F2 even at the same ISO are much better than the 14-54ZD. You can instantly tell which file was taken with the 35-100 whether using the E1 or E3.
4.You can handhold the 35-100F2 for quiet some time. I shot a cousins wedding and used the lens for 70% of the time for a 12hour period/
5. DOF - shallow DOF at F2 is creamy smooth but also very thin. Its a cracker of a portrait lens.
6. Low light shooting - being able to shoot at F2 constant is seriously welcome.


IQ using the lens on either an E1 or E3 is something else and has to be seen to be believed. The lens is tack sharp wide open and edge to edge. It displays no CA/FP at all, so Oly have done an excellent job here. The pictures speak for themselves. Its my main lens esp for studio work as its perfect for portraits/fashion/beauty shoots and its got me thinking about the 14-35F2 as well.


The 35-100F2 is a big beastie and if it were just a couple of 100lbs lighter, an inch or two shorter, and a wee bit cheaper in Europe (I paid just under 1500 GBP) it would be Perfect.


If you can get one you won't regret it.


HarjTT


 






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