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

BH #OL3510020 • MFR #261012
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 35-100mm f/2 Lens
Key Features
  • Four Thirds System Lens
  • 70-200mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to 22
  • One Super ED and Four ED Elements
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 Overview

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.

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

Lens MountFour Thirds
Angle of View34° to 12°
Minimum Focus Distance4.59' / 1.4 m
Maximum Magnification0.09x
Optical Design21 Elements in 18 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Dimensions (ø x L)3.8 x 8.41" / 96.5 x 213.5 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.6 x 7 x 5.2"

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

Still The Best

By Viet P.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-10-19

Benn using this for gigs for over 6 years now and it still performs amazingly. I call this my moneymaker because it does just that with little effort. I can't remember the last time I took a bad shot. The rendering is amazing and I spend little to no time photoshopping because of this. The images don't lie.

Outstanding sharpness, beautiful bokeh

By Lloyd
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-11-02

Outstanding corner to corner sharpness by /2.8, consistent with the other SHG lenses. Lovely bokeh The Olympus SHG 35-100mm f/2 ED easily outperforms the 45mm f/1.8 and 75mm f/1.8 ED prime lenses at the cost of needing the MMF-3 adapter and being huge and heavy by comparison.

This Lens is amazing!

By Her Royal Sweetness
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2012-05-20

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.

Excellent lens-crisp results

By Ramana
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-05-13

Full depth of field control in any lighting situation,terrific bokeh and amazing colour balence accuratly reproduces the tones thanks to olympus..

Great lens

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-02-13

Great lens for low-light conditions, but heavy and expensive

Best Lens I Own

By CTM
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-12-24

Superb optics and rock solid build. This is the best lens I own. This lens puts your game up a couple of notches.

Twice the light of the big two

By Woody
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-02-05

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!

Super High Grade Lens for Many Reasons

By Roger
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-02-02

I own this entry into the SHG line of Zuiko Digital Lenses along with the 7-14mm, 14-35mm and the 150mm entrants. There is not a slouch in the line up. I particularly enjoy landscape and wildlife photography, so I have not used this lens in either portrait or action sports settings. That being said, no doubt this lens would excel at both. With a bright f/2 across the spectrum, you get crisp and clear images, whether the subject is still or moving at a good clip. The lens is always paired with my E-5 (I also have the E-420 and E-620) and the combination offers solid weather proofing as well as bright optics. Post processing is open to new opportunities when the image is already solid whether in RAW or jpeg formats. The build of the lens is solid, and that build, coupled with the optics inside, does contribute to some weight. I take mine hiking and have never noticed the weight to be an issue, even with a second camera along for the walk. Olympus is hinting at new camera bodies to make use of the beautiful images this lens can provide in the right hands. Pick one up and see what one of the most robust lenses on the market can do, and be prepared to be challenged, and rewarded by what this lens produces.

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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

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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

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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

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

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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
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