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Olympus Zuiko lens first introduced in Semi-Olympus I camera

Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R Zoom Lens (Black) for Olympus and Panasonic Micro 4/3 Cameras

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The spirit of the article is good, though some of the facts may need refining. I too wondered about the absence of any mention of the 50mm f2 macro, one of the jewels of Olympus lens history. The slam on OM-1(n) is unwarranted. I'm still using a pair of OM-1's (not n's) that have never failed once -- they're durable cameras. Like the author I'm still adding used lenses. The Olympus OM series is a good investment for anyone who wants an inexpensive, small, dependable SLR system. One thing to watch with the OM-1's: as with many of the cameras of the 70's, they used mercury batteries. You need replacement batteries if you want to use the meters. Wein zinc-air or hearing-aid batteries.

Also, the Olympus lens would be equivalent to the cheap-n-cheerful Nikon 35/1.8 DX. I’m sure the Olympus is sharper, but the Nikon is no slouch either.

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Olympus ZUIKO lens review
Dennis Hissink : May 26th 2010 - 10:00 CET

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High quality M. Zuiko Olympus lenses to fit Micro Four-Thirds cameras from Olympus and Panasonic. Designed to meet the needs of the professional photographer, the ZUIKO DIGITAL lens was born of an uncompromising commitment to performance, in order to achieve the best combination with the digital SLR Micro Four Thirds cameras.

The XF35 F1.4 from Fuji is quite sharp too, quite amazing. I expect the Olympus lens to be a bit better here, but the Fuji not only does better at higher ISO, but also at lower iso with true 14-bit RAW, better tonality, less noise.