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Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL 11~22mm F2.8~3.5
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Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL 11~22mm F2.8~3.5

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Olympus 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital review by 108

108, slrgear.com
22 October 2014
  • Summary: I bought this lens for a bargain one month ago . It's my 3rd high quality 4/3 lens after the 14-54 and the Panaleica 25 f1.4 and I must say I am very very pleased with the results . I wanted to use it for achitecture and real estate shots and this lens delivers . Tack sharp, good colours and contrast and overall this lens has a "personality" of its own just like the Panaleica .
  • Pros: sharpness, IQ, contrast, colour rendition, ease of use
  • Cons: none so far
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Olympus 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital review by MichaelShea

26 April 2014
  • Summary: This is the only lens model I've purchased twice and despite its shortcomings remains my favourite wide-angled zoom. I have only ever used it on micro four thirds cameras and my original copy was wholly and necessarily manually focused on a Panasonic Lumix G1. I was instantly struck by its biting centre sharpness, superb colour rendering and interesting contrast.
  • Pros: Great build, smooth handling, dust free, lack of distortion, centre sharpness, excellent contrast
  • Cons: Mediocre against glare, disappointing edge sharpness at widest settings
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Overall 10


Jerry, olympusamerica.com
4 March 2013
  • Summary: I have had this lens for over three years now, and Love It !! I have been using it on an E-500, and it gives truely great images. Now I have started using it on an EM-5, and the results with it are even better. I really like shooting Black and White with the E-500, and the 11-22 gives me the results I am looking for. The lens shows great contrast, so I get a full range of tones in my images.
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Olympus 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital review by jnolan

jnolan, slrgear.com
31 May 2012
  • Summary: I'd first like to address the cons I've listed above. The chromatic aberration and distortion are to be expected given the zoom range. In that regard, I suppose these cons are applicable to all but the most advanced wide zooms. In truth, I have no problem eliminating them in post-processing. The cost is a tad high.. around $800 new. $700 would seem more appropriate. That said, I got mine used so it's not really an issue. The pros are much more apparent than the cons.
  • Pros: Image quality, Focal length range, Size, Weather sealing
  • Cons: Chromatic aberration, Distortion, Cost
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Overall 10

Overall Awesome Versatility

Zuiko_Focus, olympusamerica.com
23 June 2011
  • Summary: The 11 - 22mm F/2.8-3.5 it can either give off a great wide angle shot for that wave crashing on the beach or that up close shot of a beautiful flower in the summer, this lens does have a tiny bit of distortion, not so much of the sides when in the widest focal mm but more in the stretching of the subject.
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Olympus 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital review by donmcmahan

donmcmahan, slrgear.com
14 December 2009
  • Summary: since the introduction of the 12-60 this lens seemed to have no place in the overall lens lineup of the 4/3rds system. with the 12-60 being a standard zoom that is nearly as wide and the 9-18 even wider though not as fast and the 7-14 for the ultra-wide money is no object segment of the market the 11-22 was left out in the cold. but it is just too good a lens to not have a place in my bag. a used 11-22 and 14-54 combined, cost me a little less than a new 12-60.
  • Pros: image quality, lack of distortion,
  • Cons: limited zoom range, zoom range overlap with standard zooms
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Olympus 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital review by Karellen

Karellen, slrgear.com
6 April 2009
  • Summary: This is the most distortion free optic I've ever used. In fact, I chose it over Olympus' excellent 12-60 for this reason. The psychological effect of seeing truly straight lines in a photo where they were straight in life is never forgotten once you've used a lens like the 11-22.
  • Pros: Superb sharpness, CA, distortion; fast, wide; dust and splash-proof; vast DOF with Four-Thirds
  • Cons: expensive 72mm filters; exposed front element
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Olympus 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital review by barcoiris

barcoiris, slrgear.com
7 March 2009
  • Summary: i have two E-1 bodys and the 11/22 stays for ever in one of them. all around lens with f2.8 at 11mm! almost allways at that range where you must pay attention to distortion. most of the times i have to use cs3 to correct lines wich makes me lose some area, but for interior is very usefull.
  • Pros: wide angle, fast, very fast focussing, weather proof
  • Cons: very expensive!
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Olympus 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital review by epixx

epixx, slrgear.com
16 March 2007
  • Summary: This is my combined wide angle, walk-around and travel lens. It's wide enough for anything I do, but have reach enough to be a great walk-around lens as well. Since both this lens and my camera (E-1) are weather sealed, I never worry about rain, spray or dust.
  • Pros: Sharp, fast, great range, weather sealed
  • Cons: Nothing
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Olympus 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital review by KenH

KenH, slrgear.com
2 January 2007
  • Summary: This lens has very high Image Quality with very little distortion for such a wide angle. This is a great lens to add to your Zuiko collection.
  • Pros: Cons:
  • Cons: None
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