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Zuiko 24mm f/2.8 wideangle

Optically, this retro focus Zuiko 24mm f/2.8 wideangle lens consists of 8 elements in 7 groups design.

I like this lens. It takes sharp and contrasty pictures and is compact and light weight.

Zuiko AUTO-S 50mm f/1.8

Zuiko standard lens which is extremely compact and the most lightweight version among all Zuiko standard lenses.
Optical formulation consists of 6 elements in 5 groups. Its closest focusing distance is 0.45m. This is the latest "Made in Japan" version.

1935 In June, Takachiho Seisaku-sho, forerunner of Olympus Optical Company, makes its first photographic lens, a 75 millimeter f/4.5 modelled after the Carl Zeiss Tessar lens. "Zuiko" was the name chosen by the company for its lenses.

Olympus Zuiko Lenses are famous for they excellent quality , equal to Nikon, Canon, Leica etc. It means, that most of them are really excellent for taking pictures, not only for a nice decoration on the collectors vithrine. (like mostly in my case)

Zuiko AUTO-Zoom 35-70mm f/4


Olympus has released four 35-70mm OM Series zoom lenses. Most renowned is the f/3,6 version.
This f/4 two touch Zuiko is workable for all kinds of general photography. Lens construction consists 7 elements in 7 groups.

Zuiko AUTO-Zoom 35-105mm f/3.5~f/4.5 MACRO Zuiko 35-105

One touch wide/tele - zoom. It has 16 lens elements in 12 groups. Two slightly different versions were made. My lens is the older version.

The lens has excellent handling characteristic and its a great performer.

 

Zuiko MC MACRO 50mm f/3.5

50mm-MacroThe lens is designed for optimum performance at 1/10 magnifications, it gives superb results in general purpose photography at infinity, or for macro subjects as large as 1/2 life-size.

It has five elements in 4 groups straight helicoid focusing provided for aberration correction at close working range (floating elements system) .


The legendary fame of many Zuikos is well worth an own page. This page introduces only my assortment. There are some great sites specialized on Olympus Zuiko Lenses, just use Google etc.

 

Zuiko AUTO-Zoom 75-150mm f/4.0

Zuiko 70-150mm
This is the first Olympus zoom lens Introduced as early as 1974. Technological advancement in optical design and new optical glass types enabled it possible to design a compact and lightweight lens which was able to deliver high image quality.

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