Reviews and Problems with Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL 11~22mm F2.8~3.5
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REVIEW: Olympus 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 wide-angle zoom
27 February 2010
Conclusion: The lens is a nicely put together piece of kit with a semi-pro spec and price to match. It sits nicely on the camera (I used an Olympus E-500). The disappointing aspect is the coverage, caused by the 2x crop factor of the 4/3rds system, leaving it a little lacking for dramatic landscapes and the like. I am not personally a fan of the ‘fly-by-wire’ manual focus system, although it does seem to work reasonably well.
Pros: Good build quality (Splash resistant), Good optical quality and control; of nasties., Lens hood supplied
Cons: Not really wide enough, Electronic ‘manual’ focus, Lens cap fiddly with hood fitted
Conclusion: Even one year ago, this lens’s test description would look a bit differently. To be as objective as you can we must say clearly that the ZD 11-22 mm is a very good and sharp device, complementing well such lenses as a ZD 14-54 mm or the standard kit 14-42 mm. Apart from that, it is one of few zooms on the market that can give a wide angle of view and f/2.8 aperture in the same time on sensors smaller than full frame.
Cons: average picture quality at the frame edge for the maximum relative aperture,, high chromatic aberration at the shortest focal length,, noticeable coma,, work against bright light leaves a bit to be desired.
Excerpt: The Zuiko Digital 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 from Olympus may not have a constant maximum aperture, but it's fast - f/2.8 at 11mm, only dropping to f/3.5 at 22mm. As it's designed around the FourThirds system with a 2x focal length multiplication, the equivalent 35mm focal length is 22-44mm, so it's not quite as wide as the others here on test. The zoom ring at the rear of the lens is rubberised, with a chunky design, while the manual focus ring is a good size, too.
Excerpt: Zuiko Digital 11-22 f/2.8-3.5 to jedna z konstrukcji obecna w systemie Olympus Four Thirds od początku jego istnienia. Został zaprezentowany przez Olympusa w 2003 roku, kiedy to pojawił się pierwszy aparat tego systemu, czyli Olympus E-3. Pomimo tego, że nie jest to nowa konstrukcja, redakcja SwiatObrazu.pl postanowiła przetestować ten obiektyw ponieważ w dalszym ciągu pozostaje ciekawą propozycją dla użytkowników systemu Four Thirds. Zapraszamy do lektury testu.