Additional information on Olympus Zuiko Lenses
Zuiko Telephoto lenses - 200mm - Part 1

 
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With 4 times magnification of image size compares to a 50mm standard lense and a narrow picture angle of 12°, lenses at 200mm focal length provide powerful visual with compressing of perspective becomes more significant at this focal length..Zuiko lenses have always been famed for their compact size and lightweight which appeals to many photographers in choosing Olympus as their primary system for 35mm SLR photography. As discussed earlier, Zuiko 200mm telephoto lenses can be categorized under the lens group which is "short barrel" or "telephoto" variety where the distance from the front vertex to the focus of the lense is much shorter than its actual focal length. Basically, all ZUIKO telephoto lenses are of the "short barrel" type and are extremely lightweight and compact. Without any exception, Zuiko 200mm lenses also carry the great tradition of OM essence and making them as great companion tele-lenses for traveling and/or outdoor photography such as for landscapes, trips, tracking, travel, mountain climbing etc.

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BENSON HONIG: "Marble Flowers"

The photo was made in Barcelona at the still unfinished Gaudi cathedral. It is looking up at the still unfinished ceiling (it's taken almost 100 years to get half way done, so this will be uncompleted for a long time!).

OM-4 w/hi-light button.The exposure was taken with a Gitzo tripod, F8, 1/15th of a second, using Fuji 100 superia.

<<< -- Credit: Image courtesy of Mr BENSON Honig. A selection shot for the OM Winter Exchange program. The original image can be accessed by CLICKING here. Image Copyright © 2003. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

Prior to the availability of a 180mm focal length in the Zuiko lense system, 200mm focal length is the next step-up focal length after 135mm - perhaps that is one of the reason why the Zuiko 200mm f/4.0 was so popular during those days. Olympus offered two telephoto lenses at this focal length ever since the OM system was introduced 30 years ago. The E-Zuiko AUTO-T 200mm f/4.0 and F-Zuiko AUTO-T 200mm f/5.0 have been serving the needs of many OM photographers until the emergence of popularity of zoom lenses which saw the Zuiko Auto-T 200mm f/5.0 first retiring from service due to its relatively slow lense speed which superseded by equivalent Zuiko zoom lenses such as S-Zuiko Zoom 100-200mm f/5.0, Zuiko Zoom 65-200mm f/4.0 and the Zuiko Zoom 85-250mm f/5.0 which has the 200mm focal length well covered under the zoom range. On the other hand, the early E-Zuiko AUTO-T 200mm f/4.0 manages to find a footing and was still available in the Zuiko lense system until today.

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E-Zuiko AUTO-T 200mm f/4.0

With a telephoto ratio of 0.81, this immensely popular Zuiko telephoto lense only measures 127mm in length, with an overall diameter of 67mm and weighs 515g - making it such a delightful lense to carry around and use.

<<< --- Credit: This image was specially taken by Mr. Jone Quinn <yahuhai@yahoo.com> for this OM project. Jone Quinn runs a popular Ebay Store and he specializes in selling OM photo gears. Image copyright © 2003 All rights reserved.

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Optically, this lense uses a very simple optical design comprises of 5 elements in 4 groups. The closest focusing distance is 2.5 meters and it is provided with a minimal aperture of f/32 which is essential for many possible situations which may require extended depth of field control. Curvature of field and spherical aberrations are well tamed to absolute minimal level while ensuring excellent resolution from corner to corner is deliver. The early version may not has been multi-coated but most OMers believe lenses produced after 1978 could well all have been multi-coated units. And by 1980, most of these lenses have already had "MC" indicated on the lens data.

<<< -- Credit: Image courtesy of Mr Bob Whitmire® <rlw@tidewater.net>Image © 2003. All rights reserved.

Olympus designed a handy built-in retractable lens hood into this lense which eliminates any needs of carrying a cumbersome external hood around. The lens hood has quite an extension and serves well in its purpose to provide a good shade under backlit shooting situations. Despite with its moderate lense speed of f/4.0, one would expect this lense will be using standard OM 49mm filters but this Zuiko lense has a larger 55mm filter attachment size which is not very compatible with most standard 49mm filter accessories. With a compatible Tele-converter such as 2X-A , this lense may be able to extend as a long reaching 400mm f/8.0 lense.

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Butte Wall, Monument Valley
OM-2S, Zuiko 200/f4, Fuji Provia 100

<<< -- Credit: Image courtesy of Mr JOEL Wilcox® <jowilcox@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu> Joel has an excellent landscape photographic website on his own. Image Copyright © 2003. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

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When combine this lense with a fast film type, this relatively fast and very compact tele-lense is ideal for handheld telephoto photography. The ingenious lense designing well corrected aberrations and the lense displays superb resolution all over the picture. The 4X image size that of a standard lense makes it in particular a good choice for shooting a wide variety of subjects such as landscapes. animals and candid portraits taken from a moderate distance.
<<< -- Credit: Image courtesy of Mr Alexander Malkenzon® codename: "rasdolby"<alexphoto53@hotmail.com>. Alex is operating an Ebay Store as well dealing with photo gears. Image © 2003. All rights reserved.

Specifications:

Older version: E-Zuiko AUTO-T 200mm f/4.0
Current version:
Zuiko AUTO-T 200mm f/4.0
Optical Construction
: 5 elements in 4 groups

Diaphragm: Automatic
Angles of view: Diagonal: 12°

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Distance scales: 2.5m (8' 2-3/8") to infinity (OO)
Focusing: Straight Helicoid
Minimum and Maximum aperture: f/32 ~ f/4.0
Minimum photographic range: 24cm x 36cm (9.4" x 14.2")
Lens Hood: Built-in retractable design

Filter attachment size/Filters: 55mm screw-in
Maximum Diameter: 67mm (2.6")
Length without lens hood extension: 127mm (5.0")
Weight: 490g (17.3 oz.)
Usable Teleconverter:
2X-A , this lense may be able to extend as a 400mm f/8.0 Super telephoto.

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Credit: A few detailed views of this old Zuiko tele-lense courtesy of George/Christin Frousiakis® <gfrousiakis@socal.rr.com>. Both also operate a popular Ebay store especially on used/new photo gears. Copyright 2002. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer(s).

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<<< -- Credit: Image at far left courtesy of Mr Alan House® <alan_house123@hotmail.com> who also operates a popular Ebay Store. Image Copyright © 2003. All rights reserved. Image at far right demonstrates a size comparison between a Zuiko 180mm f/2.8 and the Zuiko 200mm f/4.0 lense.

Recommended Focusing Screens: 1:1*, 1:2*, 1:3*, 1:4*, 1:6#, 1:7#, 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..

| previous | NEXT | 1/2 An alternative compact, lightweight and highly affordable 200mm Zuiko lense, the F-Zuiko AUTO-T 200mm f/5.0

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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