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Olympus 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System)

You Pay: $799.00
Product Highlights
  • High Grade Series
  • Dust & Splash Proof Construction

An ultra wide-angle zoom lens equivalent to a 22-44mm lens on a 35mm film camera with a 2.8 aperture ensures class-leading brightness even when taking ultra-wide-angle photos at 11mm. Moreover, 12 elements in 10 Groups of lenses, including 2 aspherical lens elements, help correct distortion, reduce spherical aberration and coma aberration for sharp imaging.

Performance
Focal Length 11 - 22mm
Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 22 - 44 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8 - 3.5
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Four Thirds
Format Compatibility Four Thirds
Angle of View 89° - 53°
Minimum Focus Distance 11.02" (28 cm)
Magnification 0.13x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:8
Elements/Groups 12/10
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 72 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.95 x 3.64" (7.49 x 9.25 cm)
Weight 1.07 lb (485 g)
Olympus 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System)
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    11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System)
     
    4.8

    (based on 19 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (16)
    • Strong construction (14)
    • Consistent output (11)
    • Durable (10)
    • Easily interchangeable (8)

    Cons

    • Heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (7)
    • General purpose (6)
    • Night photography (5)
    • Landscape photography (3)
    • Low light (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (5), Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-professional (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

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    4.0

    Overlooked Lens

    By Craig

    from Nevada

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

      This is a very nice high-grade lens, albeit somewhat overlooked after the introduction of the 12-60mm high-grade lens. It is fast and has little distortion.

      I picked up a used copy to use with the scuba kit, but I also use it on hikes in the mountains in and around Tahoe.

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      In a class by itself!

      By smadayug

      from Lake Worth, FL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Low distortion
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction
      • Very useful focal length

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

        This lens is a scene photographer's dream! A near ultra-wide to near standard field of view lens in one weather resistant relatively fast package. I'm amazed at the sharpness of small distant objects and lack of all the well known distortions in this lens. I use it with an E-5 body and I love how they work together. No other manufacturer offers an equivalent set of specs believe me I researched for months.

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        5.0

        Great low light wide angle lens

        By Frisbe54

        from Mechanicsville, Virginia

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Photography
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

          I use this lens on my E-30, I almost got the 9-18mm (f4-5.6) lens but I prefer not to use flash when photographing evening/night/indoor events so I got this one. The lens works well in low light and I do not consider this lens to be loud when auto focussing as others have found.

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          4.0

          Great lens that I would buy again

          By Torsten

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

            This is a great "high grade" lens for a reasonable price. It would be nice to have an f/2.8 throughout, but this feature is restricted to the "super high grade" Zuiko lenses. With my E-30 the lens is not too heavy or bulky and the camera/lens combo is very well balanced. The image quality is very good and I am very happy with this lens.

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            4.0

            Great glass for the cash.

            By [@]

            from Lenoir, NC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

            I think this is probably the best wide-angle you can get for the 4/3rds system without paying a bazillion dollars. Finding it used (refurbished) from B&H just made a good lens even better. It's pretty darn fast too, considering the price.

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            5.0

            Perfect for what I needed

            By photogirl 2

            from Tulsa Ok

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

              I used this lens on my last trip to Wyoming. It was perfect for getting the wide shots on landscapes. Great quality.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              As most of my Olympus lenses amazing

              By Photoguymike

              from NJ

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

              Love the clarity, love the 2.8. The wide angle gives me the ability to shoot a larger area closer and make the shots more interesting. For shooting groups of people it is wonderful.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very good value for the cost

              By Allan the photo guy

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                  This is the lens that will stay on my camera 90% of the time. Good all around lense.

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  High quality lens worth the money

                  By Cookie

                  from Grand Junction CO

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Rugged
                  • Sharp Focus
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Architectural interiors
                    • Landscape Photography

                    Comments about 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                    A great lens to use for interiors and architectural applications. Highly recommended.

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                    5.0

                    An Excellent Wide-Angle Lens

                    By Mr. Waterhouse

                    from Boston, Massachusetts.

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Quick Focus
                    • Sharp Focus

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Night Photography

                      Comments about 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                      This lens is fantastic. I shoot a lot of cityscapes and buildings and it consistently gives me sharp images. The contrast is great too, and so I love using it in bright sunlight. The 11mm wide-angle is beautiful with virtually no barrel distortion.

                      The lens is also lightweight and well built, being both dust and splash-proof. Auto focus is quick as well.

                      I couldn't be happier with this purchase, and I highly recommend it to any Four-Thirds user.

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                      5.0

                      Solid wide-angle

                      By Peter840

                      from Goiânia, Bazil

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Sharp Focus
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • NONE

                      Best Uses

                      • Architecture
                      • General Use
                      • Landscape Photography

                      Comments about 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                      I bought this lens before the 9-18mm came out and the 7-14mm was too expensive.
                      A lens worthy of the name Olympus: good sharpness and contrast, little barrel-distorsion at 11mm.

                      I use it for architectural photography a lot and it does the job.
                      Low flare in verry contrasty conditions like night-shots.
                      After my 7-14mm comes in (from B+H) I will continue using it with a pol-filter.

                      Cons: not realy, it is a bit heavy and it looks like a small tele, but that is the price to pay for real quality.

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                      5.0

                      Great lens, great value

                      By brunk

                      from Montana

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Rugged
                      • Sharp Focus
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Special Effects
                      • Upgrade

                      Comments about 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                      I bought this lens for wide angle landscapes mostly. Its a great lens, sharp and bright.

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                      5.0

                      Great lens

                      By LA

                      from Salt Lake City, Utah

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Sharp Focus
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Nature
                      • Night Photography
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                      This lens is very sharp and fast. It also has a decent depth if field at higher fstops. Great angle of view. Love it, wort every penny, although a bit pricey.

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                      4.0

                      Love this lens!

                      By Christine

                      from Austin, TX

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                            I am using it for architecture. It gets pretty wide with very little distortion. Very strong construction and nice sharpness.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great lens!

                            By Chernega Denis

                            from Russia, Moscow.

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Easy To Clean
                            • Sharp Focus
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Back-Up
                              • General Use
                              • Night Photography
                              • Special Effects

                              Comments about 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                              I'm very much like this lens. It has very good picture, and excelent colours, like all pro zd optics.

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                              5.0

                              Amazing lens. I love it!

                              By Biagio

                              from Ferrara, Italy

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Sharp Focus
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Landscapes

                                Comments about 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                                I loved this lens from the first day I use.
                                Amazing quality.

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                11-22

                                By _maximus_

                                from Russian Federation

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Durable
                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Sharp Focus
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Special Effects
                                  • Sports/Action

                                  Comments about 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                                  Sharp. More sharp at all apertures than 14-54 I have. Wide. So wide so you want to shoot at shorter focal length all you see. It became my regular instead of 14-54.

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  fantastic lens for quality and use

                                  By giobok

                                  from milan, italy

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                                    Quality of the lens is perfect. But the most important thing is the use. For tourism it is perfect. You can use it for 99% of situations (excluding 1% of times you need tele). Very specif for internal picts: ex. church, houses, etc.

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                                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great, worth every penny

                                    By Boingo25

                                    from California

                                    Comments about 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System):

                                    This lens is razor sharp, well built, and wonderfully bright. It rivals or surpasses the results of any of the Nikon super wides I've used in the past.and its weather sealed...

                                    Expertise: Pro

                                    Problems Encountered: None so far.

                                    Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Lots of Nikon pro gear

                                    Items I Recommend: E-1, or whatever pro body follows (e-3?)

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