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Super-Telephoto lenses - Zuiko 1000mm f/11.0 Super Telephoto Lense

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E-Zuiko AUTO-T 1000mm f/11 APO

With a weight of 4000g (original version was slightly heavier at 4150g), this is the most heavy lense in the Zuiko lense family. This unique long focus lense has an optical construction comprised of 5 elements in 5 groups which literally has remained unchanged all these years. The front component consists of apochromatic type elements which aims to ensure minimum chromatic aberration which may affect picture quality and designed to provide superior definition and contrast across entire focusing range. It is probably the smallest (telephoto ratio 0.71) and lightest 1000mm lense in its class, and to further its versatility, it features an automatic diaphragm that contributes to its mobility and portability (although it may sound very common, but during those days, many other manufacturers only offer manual preset type for such long reaching super tele-lense type). Another amazing feat is, Image cutoff in the viewfinder for most higher end OM bodies is almost unnoticeable. The lense is expected to open up many other photographic possibilities.

The aperture stops down to f/45, one of the few rare Zuiko lenses that has such small lense diaphragm for maximum control of depth of field as depth of field can be extremely shallow at this focal length. Use with a steady support or a rigid tripod is almost a must and handheld shooting without any proper form of support is not encouraged. Although both new and older version remains has similar length at 662mm, in fact the older E-Zuiko Auto-T 1000mmf/11.0 is lighter, weighing at only 4,000g compared with the updated version which weighs at 4150g. The closest focusing distance is a rather weak performer at almost 100 ft away. The lense has a large filter attachment size and uses 100mm filter accessories which is similar to that of the 600mm f/6.5 lense. The non-removable tripod ring is rotatable allowing easy and responsive operation for changing horizontal and vertical format shooting readily.

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As most rarely will have any chance to see this remarkable Zuiko lense physically, so the discussion can only be confined to basic lense spec. The MacBroom Blue book does not provide any information relates to any suggested list price awhile it states used units may have been falling between USD1250.00 - USD1350.00 an unit.

Further INFO and Photos of this super telephoto is required to beef up this section.


Focal length
: 1000mm
Optical Construction: 5 elements in 5 groups
Maximum and Minimum Aperture: f/11 ~ f/45
Angle of View: 2.5
° 10'
Diaphragm operation: Automatic
Aperture range: f/11 ~ f/45
Distance scales:: 30m (98' 5") to infinity (oo)
Minimum photographic range: 65cm x 98cm (25.6" x 38.6")
Focusing: Rack and pinion

Filter attachment size / Filter(s). 100mm front screw-in type
Lens hood: Built-in retractable type
Length: 662mm (26")
Maximum Diameter: 110mm (4.3")
Tripod Mount:
A self-contained, non-removable tripod mount allows free rotation. Tighten the tripod screw firmly into the tapped hole of the tripod mount. It can be locked in a desired position (horizontal. vertical, etc.) with the clamping knob.
Weight: 4,000g (8 Ibs 13 oz.); older version: 4150g (146.4oz)
Recommended Focusing Screens: 1-1**, 1-2**, 1-3**, 1-4*, 1-7#, 1-8*, 1-10*, 1-13** and 1-14**. * Compatible.** Compatible. But Microprism, split prism edges of the finder may darken. # The 1-6 or 1-7 (microprism-clear field type) offers a brighter image. but the meter built into the OM-1 and OM-2 (on MANUAL) does not give correct light readings. With the OM-2 on AUTO, correct exposures are made on the film, but the meter needle does not give correct light readings.

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ZUIKO Telephoto lenses | 85mm | 100mm | 135mm | 180mm | 200mm | 250mm | 300mm | 350mm | 400mm | 500mm REFLEX | 600mm | 1000mm

A Brief overview on Zuiko Optics
Zuiko Fisheye Lenses
8mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye | 16mm f/3.5 Full Frame Fisheye
Zuiko Ultra-Wideangle Lenses
18mm f/3.5 | 21mm f/2.0 | 21mm f/3.5 | 24mm f/2.0 | 24mm f/2.8
Zuiko Wideangle Lenses
28mm f/2.0 | 28mm f/2.8 | 28mm f/3.5 | 35mm f/2 | 35mm f/2.8 |
Zuiko Standard Lenses
40mm f/2.0 | 55mm f/1.2 | 50mm f/1.2 | 50mm f/1.4 | 50mm f/1.8 | Zuiko 50mm f/2.0 PF
Zuiko Medium-Telephoto Lenses
85mm f/2.0 | 100mm f/2.0 | 100mm f/2.8 | 135mm f/2.8 | 135mm f/3.5
Zuiko Telephoto Lenses
180mm f/2.0 EDIF | 180mm f/2.8 | 200mm f/4.0 | 200mm f/5.0 Auto-T (brief)
Zuiko Super-Telephoto Lenses
250mm f/2.0 EDIF | 300mm f/4.5 | 350mm f/2.8 EDIF | 400mm f/6.3 | 500mm | 600mm f/6.5 |1000mm f/11.0
Special application Zuiko optics:
24mm f/3.5 Shift | 35mm f/2.8 Shift | 500mm f/8 Reflex | AF Zoom 35-70mm f/4.0 | Zuiko 50mm f/2.0 PF

Tele-Converters: 1.4X-A / 2X-A

Zuiko Macro/Close focus lenses: Zuiko AUTO MACRO 20mm f/3.5 | Zuiko AUTO MACRO 20mm f/2.0 | Zuiko AUTO MACRO 38mm f/3.5 | Zuiko AUTO MACRO 38mm f/2.8 | Zuiko AUTO MACRO 50mm f/3.5 | Zuiko AUTO MACRO 50mm f/2.0 | Zuiko AUTO MACRO 1:1 80mm f/4.0 | Zuiko AUTO MACRO 90mm f/2.0 | Zuiko AUTO MACRO 135mm f/4.5

Zuiko AUTO-Zoom Lenses - Main Index page
| S-Zuiko AUTO Zoom 28-48mm f/4.0 | Zuiko AUTO Zoom 35-70mm f/3.6 | S-Zuiko AUTO Zoom 35-70mm f/4.0 | Zuiko AF AUTO Zoom 35-70mm f/4.0 | S-Zuiko AUTO Zoom 35-70mm f/3.5 ~ f/4.5 | S-Zuiko AUTO Zoom 35-70mm f/3.5 ~ f/4.8 | Zuiko AUTO Zoom 35-80mm f/2.8 ED | Zuiko AUTO Zoom 35-105mm f/3.5 ~ f/4.5 | Zuiko AUTO zoom 50-250mm f/5.0 | Zuiko AUTO zoom 65-200mm f/4.0 | S-Zuiko AUTO zoom 70-210mm f/4.5 ~ f/5.6 | Zuiko AUTO Zoom 75-150mm f/4.0 | Zuiko AUTO Zoom 85-200mm f/4.0 | Zuiko AUTO Zoom 85-250mm f/5.0 | S-Zuiko AUTO Zoom 100-200mm f/5.0 |

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