Additional information on Olympus Zuiko Lenses
Zuiko Telephoto lenses at 135mm - 135mm f/3.5 - Part 2

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E-Zuiko AUTO-T 135mm f/3.5 & Zuiko AUTO-T 135mm f/3.5

Other than the standard lenses, this is probably one of the best selling "next" Zuiko lense. Although slightly slower in lense speed, Olympus design engineers has created a medium telephoto lense with a telephoto ratio: 0.87 - that is even more compact than the 135mm f/2.8. In fact, with a maximum diameter of only 60mm and measures at 73mm in overall length without the lense hood extension - this is also one of the most compact 135mm in the market. To assure superior Image quality, a unique optical formula which comprises 5 elements rather than the normal 4 optical elements were used. According to Olympus, the additional element when tested through MTF has resulted in measurable Improvement in resolution and contrast. Same as with the 135mm f/2 8. The lense features a built-in retractable lense hood. Besides, this version of the Zuiko 135mm lense accepts any 49mm threaded filters.

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" .... I was trying to shoot a boxing match, but found it very difficult. So I moved back a little, switched from 50 mm to 135 mm and took this picture between two rounds..." . - niels vandrup -

OM-2, 135/3.5 at f/3.5 TriX pushed to EI 1600, developed in Rodinal 1:50

<<< -- Credit: Image courtesy of Mr Niels Vandrup® The original image was appeared in an archived OM Winter Exchange. Image Copyright © 2003. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

This highly portable Zuiko tele-lense has built among the users with a fine reputation in able to deliver uniform image quality throughput the entire focusing range with high resolution and contrast for maximum edge-to-edge sharpness across all aperture range from f/3.5 to f/22. As one of the smallest lenses capable of producing true telephoto effects, with additional features in a practical design, excellent lense handling, a moderately fast maximum lense speed and a highly affordable price, it is an ideal addition to any photographer's equipment as well as a perfect lense to start off as a second lense for beginners.

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Older version: E-Zuiko AUTO-T 135mm f/3.5
Current version:
Zuiko AUTO-T 135mm f/3.5
Lens construction
: 4 groups, 5 elements

Diaphragm: Automatic
Angles of view: Diagonal: 18°
Distance scale: (m) 1.5m (4' 10-3/4") to infinity
Focusing: Straight Helicoid

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Minimum and Maximum aperture: f/22 ~ f/3.5
Minimum photographic range: 21cm x 32cm (8.3" x 12.6")

<<< -- Size comparison between teo Zuiko 135mm lenses.

Lens Hood: Built-in retractable design
Filter attachment size/Filters: 49mm screw-in
Maximum Diameter: 60mm (2.4")
Length without lens hood extension: 73mm (2.9")
Weight: 290g (10.2oz)
Usable Teleconverter:
2X-A , this lense may be able to extend as a 270mm f/7.0 lense.
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Recommended Focusing Screens: 1:1*, 1:2*, 1:3*, 1:4*, 1:5#, 1:6#, 1:10*, 1:13*, 1:14*
*Compatible. Focusing and exposure accuracy remains but at smaller aperture with the use of high shutter speed, microprism, corners of the screen and split image may darken. # Compatible, they provide accurate focusing but exposure error may occur in manual mode for OM-1 and OM-2 series models. On AUTO, exposure accuracy remains, but the meter needle may not indicate correct shutter speeds. ## More info on "Picture Angle" or make use of the Glossary section in PIM site..


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<<< -- Credit: Image courtesy of Miss Tracy <>. Image © 2003. All rights reserved.

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Taj Mahal on Friday

On Friday the entrance to the Taj Mahal is free. So each Friday the Taj is crowded by beautiful dressed Indian families.

Date: 29-9-2000, afternoon.
Equipment: kodachrome 64, Olympus OM2n, Zuiko 135 mm F3.5.

<<< -- Credit: I: Image courtesy of Mr Erwin Voogt® <>. Greg has a website on his own. Image Copyright © 2003. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

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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