Friday, July 6, 2007

Olympus ZUIKO High Grade lenses: from 8mm F3.5 Fisheye to 50-200mm F2.8-3.5 Tele

There are three Grades of Olympus’ lenses. For more about other two look at: Olympus Standard ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses: 35mm Macro up to 70-300mm Tele and Olympus ZUIKO Super High Grade Lenses: from 7-14mm F4.0 for $1500 to 300mm F2.8 for $8000.
ZUIKO DIGITAL 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Girl from 200mm F2.8ZUIKO DIGITAL 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
This high-performance lens covers the zoom range of 22-44mm on a 35mm camera, and the closest focusing distance is 28cm in the entire zoom area. Its lens construction includes 12 Elements in 10 Groups, 2 Aspherical Lens Elements and gives the high image quality with high-resolution and good contrast. It can create a desirable tension in your photographs by exaggerated perspective effect. The F2.8-3.5 brightness of this wide zoom lens is really attractive. Its Angle of View is 89 to 53 degree, dimensions 75 x 92.5mm, w eight 485g. Lens cost abt. $650.
ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-54mm F2.8-3.5ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-54mm F2.8-3.5
This is a high-quality standard zoom lens. It covers the zoom range of 28-108mm on a 35mm camera, and the closest focusing distance is 22cm in the entire zoom area. High image magnification of 0.26x (equivalent to 0.52x on a 35mm camera) is good for close-up shots. Luxurious 15 Elements in 11 Groups, including 3 Aspherical Lens Elements are used to give the high image quality with high-resolution and good contrast. Angle of View is 75 to 23 degree, dimensions 73.5 x 88.5mm, weight 435g. Lens cost abt. $410-500.
ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50-200mm F2.8-3.5ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50-200mm F2.8-3.5
This high performance super-telephoto zoom lens is equivalent to 100-400mm on a 35mm camera. It is suitable for from medium-telephoto for portrait and snap shots to super-telephoto area for landscape and sport photography. The F2.8-3.5 brightness makes it ideal for low-light situations or fast shutter speeds. Lens construction includes 16 Elements in 15 Groups with 3 ED Lens Elements and is used to greatly reduce chromatic aberrations to give the high image quality with high-resolution and good contrast. Its Angle of View is 24 to 6 degree, dimensions 83 x 157mm, weight with tripod adapter 1070g. It costs abt. $825-950.
ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F3.5 FisheyeZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F3.5 Fisheye
This is high-performance Diagonal Fisheye Lens with 180° field of view. The focal length is equivalent to 16mm on a 35mm camera, and the focusing range is incredible with a working distance down to 2cm from the lens front. With great depth of field, exaggerated perspective and extreme deformation, the marvelous image of fisheye lens make your image world broaden. Its 10 Elements in 6 Groups, including ED Lens Elements greatly reduce chromatic aberrations to provide the highest image quality with high resolution and contrast. F3.5 Fisheye’s closest focusing distance is 0.135m, dimensions 79 x 77 mm, weight 485g. Fisheye cost from $670 to $800.
ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 MacroZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro
50mm F2.0 is the large aperture medium-telephoto macro lens. It is one of the brightest ZUIKO lenses, equivalent to 100mm on a 35 mm camera, good for maximum image magnification of 0.52x (equivalent to 1x life-size on a 35mm camera). Lens construction with 11 Elements in 10 Groups, including 1 ED Lens Element greatly reduces chromatic aberrations to provide the high image quality with high-resolution and good contrast. In combination with the EX-25 Extension Tube, it can focus approx. 1x (equivalent to 2 xs on a 35mm camera). F2.0 Macro’s Angle of View is 24 degree, dimensions 71 x 61.5mm, weight 300g. Lens cost abt. $410-500.Tele Converter EC-14
Tele Converter EC-14
Tele converter lens that extends the focal length by 1.4 xs, this lens is compatible with all of ZUIKO Digital Lenses, and maximizes the interchangeable lens capability with sharp images. Reliable Dust and Drip Proof construction include 6 Elements in 5 Groups. Its dimensions are 68 x 22mm, weight 170g. It cost abt. $385.
Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSMSigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM
There are a lot of Sigma lenses for Olympus SLRs. I don’t want to say anything about Sigma lenses moot quality but there is a really interesting lens. This is a fast 30mm F1.4 aperture standard lens specially designed for Digital SLR Cameras. Special Low Dispersion and Extraordinary Low Dispersion glass elements are used to obtain the best possible correction for magnification and chromatic aberrations which are particular problems for digital cameras. From 40cm minimum focusing distance to infinity this lens creates very sharp images with high contrast. The HSM models provide quiet high-speed auto-focus shooting as well as full-time manual focus. Large Maximum Aperture of F1.4 can perform superbly in a great range of applications including snapshots portraiture indoor shooting and landscape photography. Its Angle of View is 45 degree, dimensions 59mm (2.3") X 76.2mm (3.0"), weight 15.2 oz. It cost abt. $400.
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.


Julia said...

Is it the same Sigma 30mm F1.4 as you are choosing for your Sony Alpha?

fototramp said...

Hi, Julia
It's the same Sigma' 30mm but I've not choose yet.