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11-03-2007, 11:51 PM
Official Press Release (http://fourthirdsphoto.com/special/E3_zuiko.php)

fourthirds.org (http://www.four-thirds.org/en/products/standard.html#14-35) info

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01-31-2009, 12:30 AM
Pros: SWD locks very fast, flawless optics, perfect balance for the size, weather-sealed

Cons: 900g behemoth, 77mm filters are expensive, clumsy lens hood window design

Price: used lens - MYR4,800, approx. USD1,400

Other: Dodgy AF that I have kind of sort out its idiosyncrasy. Very happy with this lens; permanently attached to the E-3.

09-11-2009, 02:05 AM

Excellent technical image quality at all focal lengths from f2.0-f11. All the zuiko super high grade lenses (the 14-35, 35-100 and 7-14, for example) are in a league of their own compared to the pro SWD lenses (the 12-60 and 50-200). The differences (in contrast, detail and sharpness) are subtle, but noticeable in my opinion.

Exceptional dust and weather sealed construction (which is even better than the high grade lenses in my opinion)

Supersonic wave drive (SWD) motor for fast and accurate auto focus.

Its the only standard zoom with a constant f2 aperture available on the market [at the time of writing]


large and heavy
expensive (USD 2200 approx RRP)
polarising window not well designed
the lens will sometimes miss focus in low light conditions.
focal length not as versatile as other standard zooms (eg. 12-60 SWD)

For more, please read here (http://brandoneu.blogspot.com/2009/09/my-personal-review-of-zuiko-digital-ed.html)

09-12-2009, 07:59 AM
I would love to see a 4/3 version of this lens and its 35-100/2 sibling.