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Olympus 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras

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Product Highlights
  • Wide Angle Zoom
  • For Olympus Digital & Four Thirds System
  • Super High Grade Series
  • Dust & Splash Proof Construction
  • Made in Japan

The Olympus 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens is a high-performance everyday zoom lens that features an ultra-bright fixed f/2.0 aperture throughout its entire zoom range. Designed as the flagship lens in the Digital Zuiko series, this lens covers an equivalent to 28-70mm in 35mm SLR terms. With its unique f2.0 aperture providing bright viewing with a sharp subject and a soft blurring of the background, this lens is ideal for almost any application - from landscapes and portraits to indoor shooting and photojournalism.

The lens' autofocus is powered by Olympus' innovative SWD focusing technology. SWD combines different technologies to provide both high speed and high precision autofocusing, while allowing the lens to be operated with lower noise than before. Optimized for use with the new E-3, this lens enables the camera to demonstrate the full power of its high-speed capability, providing extremely fast focusing.

ED lens elements are used extensively to correct the color blurring that can occur when telescopic lenses are extended to their maximum focal length, while the digital-dedicated design ensures high-definition performance with clear, crisp images from edge to edge. Special optical glass elements are used to correct various types of aberrations, while the 100% digital design ensures high-definition performance with clear, crisp images from edge to edge. Close-up shooting capability is also superb, with a minimum shooting distance of just 1.15' (35 cm) throughout the zoom range.

Supersonic Wave Drive Technology
SWD technology allows for ultra-fast, whisper-quiet, high-precision AF. Two compact, high-powered SWD devices power autofocus at an ultra-high speed by exciting unique elliptical oscillations, while an ultra-compact 5.3mm x 4.3mm optical encoder detects and controls the lens drive position using direct rotation detection without reduction gear. This enables it to achieve a level of precision that's accurate to 5 microns (5/1000mm). When used in combination with the E-3, which offers improved AF computation and lens-body communication rates, the SWD motors provide the fastest focusing speed of approximately 170 ms (0.17 seconds).
High Optical Quality
Features 2 ED lenses, aspherical ED lens and aspherical lens.
Internal Focus
Internal Focus system makes focusing smoother and faster.
Performance
Focal Length 14 - 35mm
Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 28 - 70 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Four Thirds
Format Compatibility Four Thirds
Angle of View 75° - 34°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.15' (35 cm)
Magnification 0.12x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:8
Elements/Groups 18/17
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.39 x 4.84" (8.61 x 12.29 cm)
Weight 1.98 lb (900 g)
Olympus 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras
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  • LR-1 Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Case (LSC-1222)
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    14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras
     
    4.8

    (based on 26 reviews)

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (25)
    • Strong construction (21)
    • Consistent output (20)
    • Durable (19)
    • Rugged (16)

    Cons

    • Heavy (12)

    Best Uses

    • Night photography (16)
    • Landscape/scenery (12)
    • Low light (12)
    • Weddings (11)
    • General purpose (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (6), Enthusiast (4), Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (4), Semi-professional (3)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fabulous lens for olympus e-3

    I have been an 35mm SLR user since 1964 and an Olympus digital SLR user since 2004. I have eight Oly digital lenses and this 14-35mm f2 lens is the ultimate. Output at...Read complete review

    I have been an 35mm SLR user since 1964 and an Olympus digital SLR user since 2004. I have eight Oly digital lenses and this 14-35mm f2 lens is the ultimate. Output at all f-stops from 2 -11 at any focal length are spectacular. You will not notice too great a difference on a 4x6 print; but on an 11x14 and 13x19 prints you will notice, as they are phenomonal. Clarity and color accuracy are superb. I thought the 11-22mm lens was excellent; but this 14-35 lens is in a class by itself. Photos with great contrast are easily handled. Indoor low light photos are a piece of cake. Other reviews of this lens have criticized its low light focusing. When I tried the S-AF focus option on the E-3 in low to very low lighting, the focusing was definitely slow; BUT when I switched to C-AF focus option, the focus was dead on and immediate with all focusing and exposure options at all f-stops I tried. In other words, there is no focus problem when you use the camera properly. If you buy this lens, it will be on your camera 80-90% of the time, except when you are shooting wildlife, distance sports, etc. Then you can use Olympus' superb telephoto 50-200mm lens (100-400mm, 35mm equivalent)--couple it with the great Oly 2x extender for a 200-800mm, 35mm equivalent. Folks, don't believe all the negative comments about the "small" sensor used in the Olympus DSLRs -- when you can print fantastic 13x19 photos (and larger sizes, I'm sure, but 13x19 is the largest my Epson R1800 will print), why bother with a full frame Nikon or Canon beast, unless you'r a professional sports photog and money is no object. For the rest of the camera world, the Olypmus E-system with fabulous digital-specific lenses are way more than adequate. I can't say enough positive comments about this one-of-a-kind lens. You will not be disappointed with this lens.

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    Great IQ but abysmal low-light autofocus

    For the price of this lens I would expect it to outperform the lower-priced lenses in the Olympus/Zuiko line in all regards. The image quality and out of focus quality is very pleasing...Read complete review

    For the price of this lens I would expect it to outperform the lower-priced lenses in the Olympus/Zuiko line in all regards. The image quality and out of focus quality is very pleasing as other reviewers have enthused. However I can only give it three stars because in lower-light conditions with the FL-50R flash attached it struggles to find focus and usually fails to do so. I have had to set it to manual. My discontinued 14-54 kit lens performs better in this regard. And yes, I have made sure I'm using the most current firmware, I've tried setting Release Priority to Off. I like the lens and will use it frequently but I won't have any confidence in low-light situations, which contradicts one of the reasons I bought a fast lens to begin with.

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    5.0

    Try it on OMD EM1

    By Bill

    from Northern Virginia

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras:

    I have been using this 14-35 F2 lens for 4+ years on my old E-3 with excellent results. I was about to give up on it until the OMD EM1 entered the picture. Results have been nothing short of outstanding. Inside focusing under dim lighting, fast; under E-3, struggles. Quality of photos, under E-3 excellent, under EM1 beyond outstanding. Be sure to shoot RAW/LSF -- don't use just LF, which is set by factory. Go into menus to access the LSF. I use the Oplympus software to save the RAW files as TIFF and get fantastic results. Don't give up on your old legacy lenses, they work great on EM1. BTW, the 7-14, F4 and 11-22 F2.8-3,5 work great and so does 8mm fisheye legacy lens.

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    3.0

    Great IQ but abysmal low-light autofocus

    By aks

    from New York, NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Poor in Low Light
    • Slow Focus

    Best Uses

      Comments about 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras:

      For the price of this lens I would expect it to outperform the lower-priced lenses in the Olympus/Zuiko line in all regards. The image quality and out of focus quality is very pleasing as other reviewers have enthused. However I can only give it three stars because in lower-light conditions with the FL-50R flash attached it struggles to find focus and usually fails to do so. I have had to set it to manual. My discontinued 14-54 kit lens performs better in this regard. And yes, I have made sure I'm using the most current firmware, I've tried setting Release Priority to Off. I like the lens and will use it frequently but I won't have any confidence in low-light situations, which contradicts one of the reasons I bought a fast lens to begin with.

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      5.0

      Excellent Image Quality

      By Phil

      from Toronto

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras:

            I'm using this on an AF100 and the image quality is excellent. It's an expensive lens but with a constant f2.0 aperture, it's like having 22 high quality primes in one lens.

            There are a few gotchas when using this on an AF100 but they're relatively easy to deal with.

            My lens had a dust particle inside the lens element (which did not affect the video) but I still exchanged it and the exchange process was painless, with BH paying the shipping.

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            5.0

            Great 4/3rds Lens

            By Dean D

            from Hollywood, Fl

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras:

              Use on my E5, attached most of the time. nice balance, not too heavy and very fast and great pictures.

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              5.0

              one of the best lenses I've ever used

              By @ponch8

              from Quincy, Illinois

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Constant aperture
              • Depth of Field
              • Durable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro Photography
              • Night Photography
              • Sports/Action
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras:

              Lens is very fluid throughout the zoom. One thing I should warn buyers who are wanting to use the lens for video [I have an AF100] is though the lens IS a constant, it only stays constant AT f/2.0... Now, it's not that big of a deal, if you run your aperture at for example f/3.5, it will stay constant from 16mm-35mm.. but will click if you go all the way out to 14mm. Not really much of a set back, I still would recommend the lens to all.

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              5.0

              Like no other

              By Marin

              from Croatia

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Fantastic image quality
              • Fast focus
              • Full time manual
              • Large aperture
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy
              • Pricey but worth it

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras:

              I purchased this lens as an upgrade to ZD 12-60mm.
              While 12-60 is really a great lens, I found that I'm not using it much at long end and it's "just" f2.8-4, while 14-35mm is a constant f2.0

              The images it produces along with the E-5 are sublime, incredibly detailed throughout the frame and at all apertures.

              Low light took to new heights and although the lens is larger than a 12-60 by quite a bit, it's not too much of a problem.

              Autofocus is very quick in good light slowing down only in very poor conditions (f2, 1/50s, ISO1600).

              I would recomend turning the release priority option to ON on your camera in order to speed up focusing in low light as by default the camera is somewhat cautious making sure it's in focus for longer than it's needed.

              The bokeh this lens makes is fantastic as is color and contrast which are a step up from HG glass such as 12-60mm.

              It is relatively expensive and large, but once you've experienced this level of quality only SHG Zuiko glass can offer, you won't want anything less.

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              5.0

              Top league lens

              By Digital01

              from Switzerland

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Picture quality
              • Strong Construction
              • Ultra sharp

              Cons

              • NOTHING

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro Photography
              • Night Photography
              • Sports/Action
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras:

              I have this lens to my Panasonic GH2. The cam is the absolute killer with the Olympus 14-35. Image quality on professional level!

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              4.0

              I would buy this product again for sure

              By vinka

              from les lilas, France

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                  I use this zoom for documentaries, take specific pictures . It s very precise. A good quality.

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                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  High quality lense

                  By Funkmaister

                  from Oslo Norway

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Good in low light

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Video

                    Comments about 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                    Works great on the go. You'll get great images with both low indoor light and outdoors.

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                    5.0

                    Great piece of Glass

                    By Shopper

                    from St. CLoud MN

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                    I have been using the Zuiko 12-60 for about two years and always felt it was the best lens I would ever use but after acquiring the 35-100 ED SWD I became aware there is a higher class of digital camera glass. This pushed me to purchase the 14-35 and I have had it on my E5 since it came out of the box. While heavy, it is not so bad you want to switch lenses. Clear to the edges and works well with the improvements made with the E5. I am hooked on top glass and now need to get the 90-250 to complete my collection.

                    I bought mine refurbished from B&H and have been extremely pleased with the purchase.

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                    5.0

                    If you need a few more primes...TRY THIS

                    By airking1111

                    from Glastonbury, CT

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Minor vignetting 14mm

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                    As a novice, I struggled with the cash to play here...frankly, at my wife's prompting, I'm glad I went for it! The bright f2 optics provided a step improvement in the quality of my images. Yes, I traded money for experience, and have no regrets!

                    As for quality - there are volumes written on this lens - enjoy the journey. If you decide to go for it, I hope you are as pleased as I am. BTW - take notice of the SWD motor, I believe this is a significant development on this fine machine. It does take a while to focus in very low light, but I'd bet it's improved greatly over the prior version.

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                    4.0

                    Hard to find fault

                    By brawlster

                    from Sydney Australia

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Rugged

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Night Photography

                    Comments about 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                    I mainly use this lens a general purpose walk around. Yes it is a bit heavy and sometimes i wish for a bit more reach, but every time a download the shots I'm happy all over again for having bought it.

                    The images are very sharp all the way across the image. It's a very very good performer optically.

                    It lost a star for a combination of it's hefty size, hefty cost and limited reach. I guess it's a bit unfair when you consider it's a weatherproofed F2 zoom !

                    I sometimes find the AF is a bit more twitchy than other SHG lenses I own, but perhaps it's more related to the body. I use the E5 and the E1.

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                    5.0

                    One of the Best Zoom Lens

                    By minatyo

                    from L.A.&Japan

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Poor in Low Light

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                    When you take a photo, the results with this lens is very great. I have lens of 12-60 of Olympus,it is very good. But it is faster and products very high quality image. It has something very special about the quality of this rens and images of this product also.

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                    5.0

                    Outstanding main lens

                    By Bill

                    from Hershey, PA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Photography
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                    I own the four main super-high grade Zuiko zoom lenses and this is the one I leave on the camera for general use. It is excellent for all-around photography and its weather resistance on an E3 body make it great for use in adverse environments. I usually use this lens handheld. It is heavy but not onerous. If there is one lens to have with your 4/3 system this is the one.

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                    5.0

                    It's all about the glass

                    By Telespective

                    from Duluth, GA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                      I shoot (primarily though not exclusively) indoors sports. Specifically, Ice Hockey. Anyone that does this type of photography will tell you that between poor and inconsistent lighting, and the speed of the game, it's a tough gig. This lens really helps. Between this and the Olympus High Grade f2.0 telephoto, I can get good shots consistently. I use the telephoto for most on-ice shots and this lens for most off-ice shots. I also shoot outdoors. This lens handles my landscape shots and seems to be optimal around f4. The clarity/sharpness is stunning. This lens is not for everyone. It is heavier and bulkier than other lenses but necessarily so. I actually like the feel but it does make hauling more gear difficult. And, this lens costs more (still not as much as lenses meant for cameras that don't use in-camera image stabilization). You need to research you situation to see if it's a match. If it is, get it. You wont regret it. [...]

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                      5.0

                      Olympus 14-35mm

                      By Peter

                      from Hong Kong

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                      Great product, fast focus, shallow depth of field, low light work and good balance with E3

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                      5.0

                      Worth every penny -

                      By Finn

                      from Copenhagen S

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Sharp Focus

                      Cons

                      • Slow Focus

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Night Photography

                      Comments about 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                      I'm an amateur steppin' up my gear gradually. I use this lens with my Olympus E-510 body (next in line to be stepped up). And what a fantastic improvement compared to the kit lens. In case of little light i mount the FL 50 to focus, not nessecarely to flash. Works fine. I use the camera in the street, often after sunset. Always using lens hood. My conclusion after a month of use is that motive, light and other stuff you influence greatly yourself, sharpness however you can buy, for instance whith this lens.

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                      5.0

                      This is an outstanding lens

                      By mguarini

                      from Santiago, Chile

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Night Photography
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                      Aside from heavy and big, which I think are necessary cons due to its huge aperture, this lens is just fantastic. Since I got it, 8 month ago, it has been on my E3 body 90% of the time. It is very sharp, even at f2.0. From f2.8 to f8 the images are as sharp and clean as you can get. The defocused image (boke) is also superb. Distortion is very well controlled, only noticeable at the widest focal length on architectural or similar kind of shots. I have many Leica M and Hasselblad last generation primes (9 of them), and I can seriously say that this lens is at the same level, but remember, this is a zoom not a prime. I use it mainly for landscape and portraits. It is quite good for close up work to, but it doesn't have close enough reach to replace a good macro lens.

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                      5.0

                      Great Glass!

                      By John

                      from Washington state & Colorado

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Night Photography

                        Comments about 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                        This lens flat out takes great low light indoor shots without flash -as you might expect for the price and weight. It's worth it if shooting in these conditions is important to you. Watch you depth-of-field, though, on close-up portrait shots. The tighter you zoom under mid-range exposure, the more it will throw out of focus any subject not in the same plane. Just be sure to have the highest f-stop possible for tight, still shots.

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                        5.0

                        Top Notch Lens for 4/3 DSLRs

                        By Photo Enthusiast

                        from Northern Virginia

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Landcape
                          • Night Photography
                          • Upgrade
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko Zoom Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                          I have been a 35mm SLR user since 1964 and an Olympus digital SLR user since 2004. I have eight Oly digital lenses and this 14-35mm f2 lens is the ultimate. Output at all f-stops from 2 -11 at any focal length are spectacular. You will not notice too great a difference on a 4x6 print; but on an 11x14 and 13x19 prints you will notice, as they are phenomonal. Clarity and color accuracy are superb. I thought the 11-22mm lens was excellent; but this 14-35 lens is in a class by itself. Photos with great contrast are easily handled. Indoor low light photos are a piece of cake. Other reviews of this lens have criticized its low light focusing. When I tried the S-AF focus option on the E-3 in low to very low lighting, the focusing was definitely slow; BUT when I switched to C-AF focus option, the focus was dead on and immediate with all focusing and exposure options at all f-stops I tried. In other words, there is no focus problem when you use the camera properly. If you buy this lens, it will be on your camera 80-90% of the time, except when you are shooting wildlife, distance sports, etc. Then you can use Olympus' superb telephoto 50-200mm lens (100-400mm, 35mm equivalent)--couple it with the great Oly 2x extender for a 200-800mm, 35mm equivalent. Folks, don't believe all the negative comments about the "small" sensor used in the Olympus DSLRs -- when you can print fantastic 13x19 photos (and larger sizes, I'm sure, but 13x19 is the largest my Epson R1800 will print), why bother with a full frame Nikon or Canon beast, unless you're a professional sports photog and money is no object. For the rest of the camera world, the Olypmus E-system with fabulous digital-specific lenses are way more than adequate. I can't say enough positive comments about this one-of-a-kind lens. You will not be disappointed with this lens.
                          Update: I shot several airplanes at the National Air and Space Museum, under different lighting, all with no flash, 95% of my shots were excellent. Great bokeh and superb color and resolution. I cannot completely express the special qualities of this lens, and I will anticipate a replacement for the current Olympus E-3, on which this spectacular lens will definitely respond. My next purchase will be the equally great Olympus 35-100mm f2 lens.

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