Reviews and Problems with Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35-100mm F2.0
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Not all it was written up to be by other reviews,
Antoineet H., Amazon
27 February 2014
Summary: AT least for me. The focusing is not as sharp as it 'should be' for the price, it is incredibly cumbersome, which I would happily deal with if I got the performance out of it that I was promised. RETURNED it to buy (H & B).....not B&H and was told since there was a hairline scratch on the outside (there was not, at least not when I sent it back) it could not be returned. Also H & B said that I did not return warranty card.
Summary: I use this primarily with my E-5 and it's easily one of Olympus' best 4/3 lenses. Can shoot wide open and works amazingly well for indoor sports like basketball and hockey. Portrait shots are a dream as well. Focus isn't blazing fast but the limiter helps and it rarely misses in quick shooting conditions. Sealing holds up great. I've used it to shoot a number of Spartan Races and it shrugs off water and mud without a problem.
Summary: I've had this lens since 2009 so here is the real life usage summary. 1. Extremely bright lens - f/2.0 and fastest(aperture) in its class. I've found this to help me overcome 99% of all lighting obstacles in a zoom. 2. Focusing speed is better than average - I have to be careful here because this depends on also your lens and what aperture you are shooting. The camera body and focus point choices in the body are big factors.
Summary: This is an incredible piece of photographic equipment. F 2.0 through out the range, sharp and clear beyond anything I have ever seen. Had to save up for a long time to get it but worth every penny for sure.
Excerpt: Just getting started with using it. Other than being pretty heavy when it and the camera body are supported by the strap around your neck, it could very well be my primary, all around lens. It is fast and being able to use the full telephoto and still have a decent depth of field is great. Sharpness thus far has been very good.
Excerpt: As others have confirmed, the sharpness, reasonably fast focus and beautiful bokeh make this lens a wonderful masterpiece to own. As competition to Canon and Nikon's 70-200mm F2.8 lenses, remember that F2.0 allows TWICE THE LIGHT. So, I use this for my daughter's gymnasium sports requiring both challenges of low light and fast action. It delivers.
Excerpt: I own this entry into the SHG line of Zuiko Digital Lenses along with the 7-14mm, 14-35mm and the 150mm entrants. There is not a slouch in the line up. I particularly enjoy landscape and wildlife photography, so I have not used this lens in either portrait or action sports settings. That being said, no doubt this lens would excel at both. With a bright f/2 across the spectrum, you get crisp and clear images, whether the subject is still or moving at a good clip.
Pros: Beautiful bokeh, Challenges My Skills, Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable
Summary: Primarily using this lens for action shots at youth hockey games with the E-5 body. Even with the terrible lighting conditions this lens provides fast focus and sharp images of players moving at high speeds. Initially rented this lens for a week long tournament and made the decision to purchase after uploading the images for the first time. Shooting wide open at f/2.0 and low ISO (which is the main knock on the Olympus 4:3 platform) the images are absolutely spectacular.