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Monday, March 20, 2023

Five Frames, Olympus E-P5 + G.Zuiko OM 35mm 1:2.8, First Impression

Olympus E-P5 + G.Zuiko OM 35mm 1:2.8, First Impression 01
Olympus E-P5 + G.Zuiko OM 35mm 1:2.8, First Impression 02
Olympus E-P5 + G.Zuiko OM 35mm 1:2.8, First Impression 03
Olympus E-P5 + G.Zuiko OM 35mm 1:2.8, First Impression 04
Olympus E-P5 + G.Zuiko OM 35mm 1:2.8, First Impression 05
Vintage Lens Test, image making with an Olympus G.Zuiko 35mm 1:2.8 wide-angle, first impression.
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My first tryout with the very compact and lightweight all-glass and metal wide-angle G.Zuiko OM 35mm 1:2.8 lens, as introduced by Olympus in 1972. As indicated by the ‘G’ designation which shows the optical design of these early version lenses, the lens is a 7-elements in 6-group construction. The optical design designation was dropped for later versions of the lenses. Newer versions of the lens are reported to have a longer body length and weigh significantly heavier.

Olympus E-P5, G.Zuiko OM 35mm F2.8
Olympus E-P5, G.Zuiko OM 35mm F2.8

The lens, considered for its high sharpness, contrast, and color rendition, is also acknowledged with low distortion, and vignetting, and handles flare well with the hood attached, is highly recommended, among others, for landscape and architectural photography. My test unit here, however, is not in the best of condition. It came with some dust and had a tinge of circular haze along the periphery of one of the inner elements.



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