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Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL 35mm 1:3.5 Macro Lens

by Olympus
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RRP: £275.73
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  • Fixed focal macro lens
  • For close-ups and portraits
  • Compact and lightweight

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  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 11.6 x 10.8 cm ; 163 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 358 g
  • Item model number: N2127692
  • ASIN: B000BKVJD6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 8 Jun 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Standard Lenses:The standard lenses are ideal for all-round applications for advanced amateurs and ambitious hobby users. They are special dedicated digital lenses with a near telecentric design for perfect image quality

ZUIKO DIGITAL Lenses:ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses meet the high demands of digital SLR photography providing edge-to-edge sharpness and high light utilisation.

They feature near telecentric optics for high image quality. Based on the Four Thirds standard they feature bright, compact and lightweight design.

Four Thirds Standard:Four Thirds is the answer to the uncompromising demands of professional photography. It represents a break from the past and frees digital SLR photography from the confines of conventional camera technology.

Angle of View:When you use the lenses designed for 35mm film with digital camera bodies that incorporate sensors smaller than film there is the potential problem of a loss of wide-angle capability.

When you use lenses designed for 35mm film with digital camera bodies that incorporate sensors smaller than film there is the potential problem of a loss of wide-angle capability.

Four Thirds solves this phenomenon. As the lens if always fully optimised to suit the sensor, you don't have to contend with expensive wide-angle lenses that do not attain their intended specification - the angle of view you expect is the angle of view you get.

The standard focal lens of the Four Thirds standard is around 25mm.So to compare for the 35mm format with a standard focal length of around 50mm, you have to use the factor 2 to have the angle of view compared (50mm = 100mm related to 35mm equivalent focal length).

Lens Resolution & Corner-shading:Because the medium of film is very tolerant, there was no need to equip lenses with very high resolving power in the past. But with digital sensors, this has changed.

Conventional lens systems simply do not deliver the lens resolution necessary for electronic sensors.They often have a resolution of only around 10 microns. However, because modern multi-megapixel cameras often have a pixel pitch of just 5 or 6 microns or less, overlapping and quality losses are the result. Therefore, the full theoretical performance of the sensor cannot be used. The problem is exacerbated with a greater number of pixels and a smaller sensor size.

All lenses designed for the Four Thirds standard ensure the image sensor is not left wanting. The ultra-fine resolution attained through special manufacturing processes guarantees full sensor performance.

For Edge to Edge Clarity:All Four Thirds-optimised lenses feature so-called near telecentric optics.

Due to the nature of the electronic sensor construction, image data is lost and there is a susceptibility to interference if light hits the pixels at a high angle of incidence. IT causes a situation called corner-shading, a loss in quality at the edge of the frame. This is associated particularly with cameras using full-format sensors, where lenses must spread the light widely to reach each corner.

However, the near telecentric construction of lenses optimised for the Four Thirds standard ensures light hits the sensor at right-angles. This guarantees edge-to-edge colour, clarity and brightness.

Standardisation:Four Thirds is a technological standard dedicated to the needs of digital SLR camera systems. It has been designed to maximise the performance of both image sensors and lenses. To achieve this, it sets definitive standards on three levels:Mechanical, Optical and Communication.

Mechanical Standards:The type, size and shape of the bayonet mount and mount bore are standardised to permit lens inter-changeability. Also the distance between the focal plane and the lens flange surface (flange back) and the position of the image sensor in relation to the rear of the lens have been defined.

Optical Standards: The Four Thirds Standard fixes the size of the image circle, i.e. the diameter of the circle projected by the lens onto the focal plane. The lens mount is roughly twice as big as the image circle, a feature necessary to allow the light to fall at almost perpendicular angles onto the entire image sensor via the near telecentric lens elements, thus virtually eliminating corner-shading.

A Communication Standard:The lens and body are no longer separate entities. now, through the standardised communications protocol established by Four Thirds, the two can communicate and exchange information.

An Open Standard:The Four Thirds standard has been deliberately designed as an open stnadard.That means the more body, lens and accessory manufacturers adopt the standard, the greater will be the degree of product compatibility. As a result, the range of equipment and options available to photographers will be greater

General Advantages of the Four Thirds System:No decrease in image resolution caused by inappropriate lenses - full use of the sensor's performance;No loss of wide angle capability;Significantly reduced incidence of corner-shading;Smaller, lighter lenses and bodies;Brighter lenses by approximately two f-stops with same depth of field as 35mm lenses (plus solutions to provide shallow depth of field if required);Designed to remain compatible with future sensor developments;Cross-manufacturer interchangeability;Perfect harmonisation of lens and body due to communication standard;Secure investment due to future-oriented design


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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Matthew Gibson on 22 July 2009
Being new to digital photography, I researched a macro lens for my Olympus E420 and this lens was recommended on several sites. I am so glad I purchased it - fantastic results which demonstrate how creative you can be and what new worlds you can open up by getting in close! I highly recommend this lens to anyone starting in digital photography.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Joe from Carstairs on 27 Sep 2010
What a cracking little lens this is. I used to have a Vivitar macro lens way back in the 35mm days and loved it. It was always on my to do list to have one in my digital set up. Having an Olympus E10, E1 and E500 with a few wide & tele zooms it was only natural to scope the home Olympus Products. I couldn't really justify the £400+ for the 50mm f2 and had been pondering this lens for a while. It is small, lightweight but it is full macro 1-1 and the image quality is superb. Ok it 's maximum aperture is only 3.5 but in these digital / AF days this is nothing, and anyway macro work is all f8 and below..except when you might use it as a sneaky portrait lens...and so to the next big plus. I purchased an Olympus Pen as an alternative to the SLR stuff whilst hillwaking / cycling etc. As part of the twin lens kit you get an adaptor to fit your other lenses to the Pen. This makes this lens an absolute must have. It was almost made for the pen and makes a superb portrait lens as well as macro, especially with the soft focus, high key portrait settings. If you are interested in macro or sharp portraits and are pondering...ponder no more, buy this lens
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Vinoba Moorthy on 29 Dec 2009
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Hubby got this lens as a christmas present for my Olympus E520. It's brilliant for both macros and portraits. Sharp images and great capture of details. I LOVE it!!! I was torn between getting the pancake 25mm lens and this one. After reading many reviews, I decided on this one and ordered through Amazon. It came in time for Christmas after using Amazon's express delivery option. The lens is great. My very first photo was dazzling. I would recommend this for anyone who is looking for a decent macro lens and I have also been using it to get portraits of my baby boy so it doubles up as a good investment.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By X on 22 Sep 2008
In one lens you get a proper macro performance, and a useful telephoto lens, ideal for partraits, and not bad on almost any subject. Lightweight lens fully integrated in the Four Thirds system and giving cracking results up to 1:1 on macro. Very reasonable price, but faithful to impeccable Olympus design and product quality.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shaun Shooter on 2 April 2011
Wow, what a great lens. Compact, bright, and an excellent macro focusing range. a great addition to the wide-standard and standard-tele lenses. If you love nature, and like to tracvel light buy an E620 and this lens.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. Moulden on 17 Feb 2010
Filter thread size is 52mm, not 58mm as in the 'bought together' section.
Olympus lens cap is deep and doesnt work well with a filter attached, but easily changed.

Lens build quality is excellent and it is now my carry around lens on an E500.
Its compact size makes the outfit more discreet and the fixed focal length forces you to compose your shots with more thought.
Short telephoto allows you to be close to your portrait subject for interaction, while for macro you'll need a high mass tripod and ideally a liveview camera and the RM-1 remote.

£25 cashback from Olympus until 31/03/2010 makes this a great value addition to the standard kit zoom lenses.
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I have not used this lens much but it is certainly living up to my expectations.
I thing Olympus is a much overlooked brand at the present

Patrick Palmer
Dublin
Ireland
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By Vincent on 18 Sep 2013
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Does what its supposed to do in the best possible way and coupled with a good book on the subject is almost perfection.
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