Lens Test: Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 35-100mm f/2

Shooters committed to the Four Thirds System, take note. Here is Serious Glass. This pro-caliber 70-200mm equivalent zoom ($2,200, street) — the world’s fastest in its focal-length range — packs four elements of ED glass, one element of Super ED glass, and all-metal construction with rubber seals to keep out moisture and dust.

It’s heavy and — ouch! — expensive, but it
promises optical performance that, in many circumstances (low light
with moving subjects, for example), could give a pro a significant
competitive edge.

35-100mm (34.24-93.96mm tested)
f/2 (f/1.99- 2.02 tested)
21 elements in 18 groups.
Focusing turns 460 degrees counterclockwise.
Zoom ring turns 60 degrees clockwise.
Focal lengths marked at 35-, 50-, 75-, and 100mm.
•Diagonal view angle: 34-12 degrees.
•Weight: 4.04 lb.
•Filter size: 77mm.
•Mount: Olympus AF Four Thirds.
•Included: Lenshood, softcase, tripod mount.
•Street price: $2,200.

Flickr Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 35-100mm f/2 Sample Photo

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