Thursday, July 5, 2007

Olympus Standard ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses: 35mm Macro up to 70-300mm Tele

Olympus ZUIKO 70-300mmGirl from 300mm TeleThere is infinitely much information concerning lenses for Canon and Nikon SLR cameras. It is easy to find even lenses for Sony DSLRs, inherited from Konica-Minolta. Instead Olympus lenses, which are not so famous among professionals and advanced photographers, appear less frequently in the Net. I can’t visit a trade delegates or an exhibition hall to test these lenses. I don’t have an Olympus camera body. However I am quite interested in comparing cameras and observing the market and trading trends. So I gathered a few reviews and prices of all best lenses and call your attention to the list. For more look through Olympus ZUIKO Super High Grade Lenses: from 7-14mm F4.0 for $1500 to 300mm F2.8 for $8000 and Olympus ZUIKO High Grade lenses: from 8mm F3.5 Fisheye to 50-200mm F2.8-3.5 Tele.
ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 70-300mm F4.0-5.6
This telephoto lens delivers 4.28x zoom up to focal length equivalent of 300mm (600mm on a 35mm camera system) and designed for the specific demands of digital photography. Despite such high-performance attributes, this ultra-compact model only weighs in 620g (dimensions 127 x 84mm). This makes it good travel lens to accompany any Four Thirds Standard digital SLR. The ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 70-300mm 1:4.0-5.6 will be available from late October 2007.
ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6
This 3x standard zoom lens is equivalent to 28-84mm on a 35mm camera and features a closest focusing distance of only 25cm. Lens construction include 10 Elements in 8 Groups, ED lens and 2 Aspherical lenses correct aberrations without increasing lens dimensions. The circular aperture diaphragm enables beautiful defocusing - one of the big advantages of this lens. Excellent mobility is assured by a weight of less than 190 grams and dimensions 65.5x61mm. This lens Angle of View is 75 deg.-29 deg. It cost abt. $235.
ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 18-180mm F3.5-6.3ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 18-180mm F3.5-6.3
This is lightweight and compact (dimensions 78 x 84.5mm, weight 435g) 10x standard zoom lens covered to the range of distinct telephoto effect. It is equivalent to 36-360mm on a 35mm camera. The almighty lens can cover most of shooting scene. The closest focusing distance is down to 45cm in entire zoom area, and 0.23x (equivalent to 0.46x on a 35mm camera) of magnification allows you close-up shots. Lens construction include 15 Elements in 13 Groups, 2 ED lenses and 2 Aspherical lenses and compensate each aberration to give the high-performance in entire zoom area. Its Angle of View is 62 to 6.9 degree. Lens cost abt. $314.
ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6
This is smallest and lightweight (dimensions 65.5 x 72 mm, w eight 220 g) cost-efficient 3.8x telephoto lens. It is equivalent to 80-300mm on a 35mm camera. Lens construction includes 12 Elements in 9 Groups and 1 ED Lens Element for optimum correction of chromatic aberrations. Incorporating a circular aperture diaphragm for beautiful defocusing, this lens assures high picture quality throughout the zoom range, as well as providing an astonishingly short closest focusing distance of 90cm throughout the zoom range. Its Angle of View is 30 to 8.2 degree. Lens cost abt. $ 280.
ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-45mm F3.5-5.6ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
This 3.2x standard zoom lens is portable and covers the zoom range of 28-90mm on a 35mm camera, most frequently used in normal shooting. Lens construction includes 12 Elements in 10 Groups and 2 Aspherical Lens Elements and compensates aberrations well to provide fine performance in entire zoom area. Its Angle of View is 27 to 75 degree. It cost $230.
ZUIKO DIGITAL 17.5-45mm F3.5-5.6ZUIKO DIGITAL 17.5-45mm F3.5-5.6
It’s available only in the E-500 Lens Kit. This ultra light and compact 2.6x standard zoom lens is equivalent to 35-90mm on a 35mm camera. You can enjoy close-up shooting with a minimum focusing distance down to 28cm in entire zoom area, and 0.23x (equivalent to 0.46x on a 35mm camera) of magnification. Lens construction includes 7 Elements in 7 Groups and 2 Aspherical lenses and compensate each aberration to give the high image quality in entire zoom area. Its Angle of View is 63 to 27 degree.
ZUIKO DIGITAL 35mm F3.5 MacroZUIKO DIGITAL 35mm F3.5 Macro
This ultra lightweight macro lens has dimensions 71 x 53mm and weight 165g. The focal length is equivalent to 70mm on a 35mm camera and it has a very good cost performance. You do not need any extensions to get 1:1 (life-size) magnification (equivalent to 2 xs on a 35mm camera). You can bring this compact lens everywhere, and enjoy taking close-up pictures in your daily scenes, such as, flowers and insects. It is also useful as a standard lens for landscape, snap shots and portrait photography. Its closest focusing distance is 0.146m and angle of View is 34 degree. Lens cost abt. $195.
For more about Olympus SLR cameras look through
- The summary table of Olympus SLR: E330, E500, E410 and E510 specifications
- The summary table of DSLR cameras specifications
- Olympus SLRs: E330, E400, E410, E500 and E510. Can pop-cams fight vs. Nikon D80 or Canon XTi?
- Olympus E410 vs Nikon D40x, claim to Canon EOS400D XTi but really fight against Canon S5.

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