With the emergence of wideangle zoom lenses, prime lenses with focal length such as 35mm are gradually fading out in their popularity as with the old days. With the modern high performance zoom with extended zoom ratio, it may sound stupid to invest in one and thus rarely you will find such fixed focal length lenses be given an update to these prime lenses. The strength of prime wideangle lenses was with their fixed and usually larger maximum aperture they provide and technically, they provide better resolution than comparing zoom lenses at specific foal length, especially when shooting in backlit situations. The ZUIKO lense family has two wideangle at 35mm, both offer good maximum lense speed from f/2.8 onwards, extremely well made physically and able to deliver top class optical performance.
You can safely referred this Zuiko 35mm f/2.0 lense as one of the most compact version in its class. Measures merely at 43mm in length - Hardly longer than a standard lense yet it comes with a very bright aperture of f/2.0, which provides crystal clear vision inside the finder for ease of view and focusing. This Zuiko wideangle is reputedly yields consistent high resolution images with minimal distortion, and it can focuses as close as 30cm. It is a fine lense for regular wideangle photography where you can make use of its slightly wider than normal picture angle for shooting a wide variety of subjects, which includes low available light photography.
With a optical composition that comprises of a 8-elements, 7-groups design, this Zuiko wideangle has virtually maintaining its optical construction throughout its entire product cycle with the exception of the early version having marginally shorter body length at 42mm. With a combination of good factors such as fast lense speed, great portability and a more natural perspective which makes it a very popular wideangle lense among OM photographers.
It was so versatile that it was often used as a standard lense during those days. It is a good wideangle lense ideal for interiors and low available light photography. Innovative mechanical and optical engineering designs has resulted in its superb definition and high resolving power. The lense has a filter size of 55mm and has great compatibility with wide range of system accessories such as focusing screens etc. This lense exhibits top quality construction, it is solid and rigid in various components. Essential features are well laid out and easy access for photographers to react quickly to fast changing actions.
Older Version: H-Zuiko AUTO-W 35mm f/2.0
Current Version: Zuiko 35mm f/2.0
Focal length: 35mm
Optical construction: 7 groups, 8 elements
Angle of view: Diagonal: 63°
Distance Scale: (m) 0.3 (1 ft) to infinity (OO)
Minimum photographic range: 14cm x 21cm (5.5" x 8.3")
Focusing: Straight Helicoid
Minimum and Maximum aperture: f/16 ~ f/2.0
Filter size. 55mm; some older version may offer smaller filter attachment size at 49mm
Length: 43mm older version: 42mm (1.7")
Weight: 240g; older version: 230g (8.1 oz.)
Product ($499) SN: **9295/ **9713/ **6039/ **7637
Condition: Like New (LN) *This is the LATEST Black Nose Version without MC and with "Made In Japan" on the front faceplate*
Warranty: 2 weeks shop warranty, covering manufactural defects
What You Will Get
- Front/Rear Cap
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