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MF Zuiko tele-zoom lense 65-200mm f/4.0

 
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Zuiko AUTO-Zoom 65-200mm f/4.0 MACRO

I always thought Zuiko lenses presents very good value to their users and this Zuiko zoom is another typical example. At the time, most manufacturers were offering tele-zoom lenses which usually came with a popular range falls between 80-200 or 70-210mm, Olympus has created another zoom with an rather uncustomary zoom range from 65-200mm during a period probably between* 1984/1986. Although odd on papers but it is very practical as the wide-end of its zoom approaches filed of view close to standard vision at 37° and its 3.07X zoom ratio is the widest in its class. Come to think of it, actually it is one of its kind in an all OM custom essence but who bothers as long as we consumers benefits from its thoughtful design ? So this "new" zoom range remains as an Olympus' proprietary original design and there is no comparing optic with similar zoom range being offered thus far.

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* There are some inconsistency relating to actual period of introduction of this lense - I have a few OM literature where an 04/84 publication indicates this Zuiko zoom was in the lense group, an OM-4 publication in 07/85 does not mentioned it at the lens chart section but an OM system catalogue has a picture of it but not being mentioned at the Lense-chart section while the last copy of the OM system catalogue in 10/92, there are only 4 remaining Zuiko zooms left in its lenss chart section (the remaining ones are the S.Zuiko AUTO zoom 35-70mm f/3.5~4.5, Zuiko AUTO zoom 35-70mm f/3.6, S.Zuiko AUTO zoom 35-105mm f/3.5~4.5, Zuiko AUTO zoom 50-250mm f/5.0). But a more believing year of introduction was 1984.

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Well, up to the early '90 as this lense is one of the two remaining tele-zoom Olympus was still offering in their Zuiko lineup, if it can still such sustaining power cruising through evolution in lense development all these years - it must have its own strength, right ? Yes. first of all, this highly portable one touch-zoom has a very practical focal length, its single zoom and focusing control is easy and quick to use, it has a fairly fast aperture as compared with other Zuiko tele-zooms in its class and lastly, it delivers more than acceptable optical performance that one would expect it to be with just a modest price it calls. * A used, mint condition unit at approx. between USD220.00 - USD250.00.*Source: MacBroom's Camera Blue Book. Picture at left shown how this lense is compared to a Zuiko AUTO zoom 85-250mm f/5.0 in physical form.

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Sunrise, Oasis Road, rural Johnson County

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As this lense was considered as among the new generation of MF Zuiko zoom lenses introduced at the time which uses prevailing zoom lense design characterized by one-touch zoom/focusing, a moderarely fast maximum aperture, compact/lightweight and incorporating a macrofocus capability; similarly, this lovely Zuiko zoom also offers such similar basic essential features to fulfill needs of OM photographers. Basically, the main threat of Olympus actually came from third party manufacturers and the Company just has to react to competitions in ensuring OM users still sticking onto an OM label. The clear advantage of this lense is, naturally, it has a longer zoom range than comparing optics while it also packs all basic features one would expect in a high quality zoom lense would deliver.

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The macrofocus is set at the 200mm furthest end of the zoom setting. The lense basic configuration only permits it to close focus at 1.2m (4.0 ft), it can narrow down the minimum focusing distance to just 0.85m while a remarkable reproduction ratio of 1:3 can be achieved. The thoughtful macrofocus function shows how Olympus has taken minor things in detailed consideration as unlike many other comparing zoom with similar feature, Olympus has designed the mechanism to function at 200mm and only photographers who often works at close focus photography will appreciate such design as firstly, it allows a more comfortable working distance and equally important is the natural perspective such focal length can provide to an eventual capture image. Well, the close focus capability adds another layer to its already impressive lists of features and probably now you can understand why this Zuiko zoom can still find itself a solid footing amidst in the ever-changing market place. Note: Olympus warns the depth of field scales and infrared index canot be used as reference once you are in macrofocus mode.

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At 760g, this lense is not entirely be considered as lightweight and almost comparable to its 50-250mm f/5.0 MACRO counterpart in weight. The diaphragm stop down to a minimum aperture of f/32 which is effectively useful in many situations, in particular when operating at its Macro setting for extended depth of field control. Further, one touch zoom offers a better visual reference in relation to depth of field scales and this lense provides only two indicative settings, f/32 and f/16 along with an red-coloured infrared index.

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Technical Specification for Zuiko AUTO-Zoom 65-200mm f/4.0 MACRO

Lense type:
One touch tele-zoom design
Focal length:
65-200mm
Maximum aperture: 1:4.0
Lens construction: 14 elements in 11 groups
Picture angle: 37° (f=65mm) - 12°(f=200mm)
Diaphragm:
Automatic, full aperture metering
Aperture scale: f/4.0~ f/32
Distance scale: Graduated in meters and feet from 1.2m (4.0 ft) to infinity
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Focusing: Rotating helicoid system, by turning the focusing ring
Zooming: push and pull control via single zooming/focusing ring
Filter attachment size / Filter(s): 55mm, Screw-in type
Lens hood: Built-in retractable type

Minimum photographic range: 48cm x 32cm@65mm; 17cm x 11cm@200mm
Maximum reproduction ratio: 1:3 @ its closest focusing distance at 0.85m at 200mm setting

Length: 147mm
Maximum diameter: 71mm
Weight:
730g (25.7 oz)
Recommended Focusing Screens: 2-4**, 2-13**,1-1*, 1-2*, 1-3*, 1-4N**, 1-6#, 1-10*, 1-13* and 1-14*. * Compatible. #Can be used. They will provide for accurate and easy focusing but meter built into the OM-1 and OM-2 (on MANUAL) will not indicate 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.** Compatible, only with applicable OM bodies introduced at later stage.

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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 |

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

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