Also Known As: Olympus 35-100mm f/2
Lens Type: Zoom Lens
Format: Four Thirds
Lens Mount: Four Thirds
Release Date: 2005-02-17
MSRP Price: $2499
Made in: Japan
Infrared Rating: Good
Production Status: In Production
Lens Description: This high-end, high-performance telephoto lens possesses a fast f/2 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.
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 35-100mm f/2 Specifications
|Lens Type||Zoom Lens|
|Mount Type||Four Thirds|
|Compatible Format(s)||Four Thirds|
|Compatible with Teleconverters||No|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||1:11.1|
|Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)||34°-12°|
|Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements||4 ED glass lens elements, 1 Super ED glass lens element|
|Built-in Focus Motor||Yes|
|Minimum Focus Distance||1.40m|
|Accepts Filter Type||Screw-on|
|Weather / Dust Sealing||Yes|
|Dimensions||9.65 x 21.35cm|
|Available in Colors||Black|
Five Out Of Five Stars! *****
I call this my “bag of primes.” Sure, it’s big and heavy, but so would be a 32/2, 50/2, 75/2, 100/, and a 140/2.8 (when you use the excellent EC-14 teleconverter). I’d really rather not carry all those!
This lens is so sharp, at any focal length, at any aperture, corner-to-corner.
It is a great event lens. I used it to shoot a conference, and it was the ideal focal length for dimly-lit breakout sessions of classroom size, but then slap the EC-14 on, and it works the room at the plenary session, in a dimly-lit 500-person auditorium. I imagine it would be useful for weddings, press events, and indoor theatre, as well.
The field-of-view range lends itself well to candid group shots, as well as portraiture.
This is The Lens I take with me to such events!