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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • Four Thirds System Lens
  • 70-200mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to 22
  • One Super ED and Four ED Elements
  • AF System with Focus Range Limiter
  • Splash and Dustproof Construction
  • Detachable Tripod Foot
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with MFT Camera via Adapter
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Olympus Zuiko Digital 35-100mm f/2 ED Overview

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Equivalent to 70-200mm on full-frame cameras, the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 35-100mm f/2 Lens for Four Thirds cameras is an extremely versatile and useful telephoto zoom that is great for sports, action, and portraiture. Offering a fixed f/2 aperture, users can work more effectively in low light and create images with a shallow depth-of-field. Further benefitting image quality is the use of one Super ED and four ED elements, which help combat aberrations and maximize contrast. The fast AF system can be adjusted through the use of a focus range limiter while a detachable tripod foot helps when working on a tripod or monopod. Additionally, it has a 9-blade circular diaphragm for smooth bokeh and features a splash and dustproof construction. It is compatible with Micro Four Thirds cameras through the use of an optional adapter.

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Olympus Zuiko Digital 35-100mm f/2 ED Specs

Lens Mount Four Thirds
Angle of View 34 to 12
Minimum Focus Distance 4.59' / 1.4 m
Maximum Magnification 0.09x
Optical Design 21 Elements in 18 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Dimensions ( x L) 3.80 x 8.4" / 96.5 x 213.5 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight 6.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.6 x 7.0 x 5.2"

Olympus Zuiko Digital 35-100mm f/2 ED Reviews

Zuiko Digital ED 35-100mm f/2 Lens is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing piece of gear I can't say enough about this lens. I acquired it specifically to shoot religious rituals inside shrines and temples in Japan. I have not been disappointed. The 2.0 aperture gives me as much light as I could possibly need in most cases, and the zoom capability allows me to do medium angle to close ups -- faces, etc. Amazing. There's a sharpness in the photo that is unsurpassed. Great engineering and concept. Other photographs I show it to drool with envy. Expertise: Semi pro--i sell my work Problems Encountered: I wish it weighed less but I understand why it doesn't. A monopod or tripod helps a lot! Items I Recommend: any of the E series digital SLRs from Olympus
Date published: 2007-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb piece of glass! I've used this lens for over two years now. I purchased it primarily for dance and theatre photography. It's a heavy lens and you know you are handling quality glass!. The f2 through the zoom range soaks up light a treat - a real boon for low light uses and particularly as the Oly SLRs are not the best on the block when it comes to handling high ISO. The lens quality is superb - crisp and sharp as one expects from the Oly ED series lenses, I'm not sure I would want to lug his lens around outdoors on a shoudler strap and under that type of use may even be too heavy for the camera body mount.
Date published: 2009-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Lens This lens is very useful in low light and with fast action events. The lens is very fast (bright) which allows for fast shutter speeds to capture the action. The auto-focus is very fast and works very well while tracking moving subjects and in low light conditions. The lens is very high quality and is extremely sharp The focus range switch is very useful for shooting sporting events. The focus lock buttons are very convenient to use in both landscape and portrait orientation. The only drawback is the weight of the lens - which is to be expected with a lens of this focal length and brightness. The lens can be used hand held if you are steady, but a tripod will be very helpful.
Date published: 2010-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Twice the light of the big two As others have confirmed, the sharpness, reasonably fast focus and beautiful bokeh make this lens a wonderful masterpiece to own. As competition to Canon and Nikon's 70-200mm F2.8 lenses, remember that F2.0 allows TWICE THE LIGHT. So, I use this for my daughter's gymnasium sports requiring both challenges of low light and fast action. It delivers. My only suggestion is that using the limiter at 3 meters and higher tends to really slow down the autofocus and has made me miss action shots. Without using the focusing limiter, it works great. I shoot an E-5 with this lens for sports and Leica Digilux 3 for nature/landscape. Again, it delivers and is worth the money and the weight!
Date published: 2013-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Zoom Lens This is an outstanding zoom lens for the 4/3 system. I use this lens often, second only to the 14-35 mm lens I leave on the camera for general use. It is outstanding as a portrait lens especially when used outdoors; the shallow depth of field allows for a pleasing bokeh. I use it primarily on the E3 body; this combination is weather resistant and I have used it in the rain and in all sorts of foul weather and adverse conditions. The optics are fantastic. It is heavy but still good for handheld use. I keep a neutral density filter on it to protect the optics.
Date published: 2010-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This Lens is amazing! When I first saw the size and felt the weight of this lens being a woman, I thought what have I done, but after a little practise I soon changed my mind. Last weekend I went on a model photo shoot in a park and walked around for 3 hours hand holding my camera. At then end of the day did not even notice the weight. I was worried that my shots would be blurred by movement but when I down loaded them every one was perfectly clear. I would recommend this lens to anyone who it considering it.
Date published: 2012-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ever lens I have used..... I have been using this lens for few months now, and believe me, I have never changed the lens since then. This lens is a master piece. Every click produces decent pictures with superb clarity. I have tried looking for some distortions but could'nt find one...It is razor sharp. Only cons is its weight and the price.. It takes time to get used to this beast. I recommend this to any photographer looking for perfection.
Date published: 2008-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An extraordinary lens! I have an Olympus 14-35mm f/2.0 for my E-3 and found that the performance was extraordinary as a prime quality zoom. No flash needed for existing light with the E-3 Image Stabilizer. So, I began to imagine the potential of having that kind of quality at f/2.0 in the 35-100mm range. I tried one on an E-3 for a moment and then just ordered one! The Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0 is a perfect complement to the Olympus 14-35mm f/2.0 and now I am considering getting a second E-3 body!
Date published: 2008-07-22
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If used on the GH5 via adapter, will this lens still have manual in-camera aperture control?
Asked by: Jacob
Yes, as long as the adapter you purchase has the electronic contacts to retain control.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Will this work with the micro four thirds system (I use panasonic m43 camera bodies) with one of those m43 to four thirds electronic adapters that still communicate the electronic info for auto focus but if so in general is the auto focus slow through those electronic adapters of will it be as fast as the AF with this lens with a proper four thirds camera body? Thank you
Asked by: Justin
With the correct 4/3 to Micro 4/3 adapter this lens could be used on your Panasonic Micro 4/3 body. AF speed however will be slightly slower than this lens used on a native 4/3 body.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27


does it have manual aperture adjustment?
Asked by: Reward E.
The Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens does not have an external aperture ring, though the aperture can be adjusted manually through the four thirds camera body.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Will this lens work with my Olympus E510?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. The Olympus 35-100mm f/2 will be a 4/3 format lens. This means that it can be used on any 4/3 camera (like the E510). Also, if you use an adapter, you can put 4/3 lenses on micro 4/3 bodies. FotodioX Pro Olympus 4/3 Mount Lens Adapter to Micro Four Thirds CameraB&H # FOPMFTAO3A ? Mfr # OM (4/3)-MFT
Answered by: Chris L.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Can you use autofocus with adapter on a micro 4/3 body (e.g. OMD EM-5)?
Asked by: Anonymous
Answered by: Thomas C.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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Designed For Use With:

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
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