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  • Digital Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 SWD image samples

    Here we have a dozen sample images, both RAW and JPEG taken with the new Olympus Digital Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 SWD standard zoom. This lens is not cheap, but is it good value?

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  • #2
    Re: Digital Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 SWD image samples

    Very, very impressive. I'm not a huge fan of wide zooms, but I might have to make an exception.

    BTW, who is the gentleman holding the camera at the top of the article?

    Steve
    Last edited by fluffy; 9th April 2008, 03:28 PM.
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    • #3
      Re: Digital Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 SWD image samples

      Originally posted by fluffy View Post
      Very, very impressive. I'm not a huge fan of wide zooms, but I might have to make an exception.

      BTW, whose the gentleman holding the camera at the top of the article?

      Steve
      No idea, these self-publicist wannabee interlopers get everywhere!

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      • #4
        Re: Digital Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 SWD image samples

        I see from our stats that plenty of people are downloading the samples but nobody is commenting here about them

        Come on - let us know what you think!

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        • #5
          Re: Digital Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 SWD image samples

          Ian,

          First post so hello and thakyou for the samples. They look very impressive and sharp across the field even wide open. I am seriously thinking of buying this lens for some social photography work, I have the 35-100, but this lens would work better in tighter situations.

          Very impressive!

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          • #6
            Re: Digital Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 SWD image samples

            I think the problem is that having seen the images most people are in their attics looking for things to sell and so too busy to comment
            Phil
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            • #7
              Re: Digital Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 SWD image samples

              Originally posted by f22 View Post
              Ian,

              First post so hello and thakyou for the samples. They look very impressive and sharp across the field even wide open. I am seriously thinking of buying this lens for some social photography work, I have the 35-100, but this lens would work better in tighter situations.

              Very impressive!
              Yes, it should be great for that application. And although a big lens, it's a lot smaller and lighter than the 35-100

              I have done some A3+ prints from of some of the images and they look even better printed. This is possibly the best E-series lens I've used yet.

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              • #8
                Re: Digital Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 SWD image samples

                Originally posted by thestickman View Post
                I think the problem is that having seen the images most people are in their attics looking for things to sell and so too busy to comment
                Phil
                Hahaha! You've been watching too much Cash in the Attic

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                • #9
                  Re: Digital Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 SWD image samples

                  Originally posted by Ian View Post
                  Yes, it should be great for that application. And although a big lens, it's a lot smaller and lighter than the 35-100

                  I have done some A3+ prints from of some of the images and they look even better printed. This is possibly the best E-series lens I've used yet.

                  Ian
                  Ian,
                  Thankyou for the feedback, I am very pleased with the quality of the 35-100, and if this optic is close in quality it sounds great. Will be looking to use it for three quarter length portraits wide-open.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Digital Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 SWD image samples

                    Originally posted by f22 View Post
                    Ian,
                    Thankyou for the feedback, I am very pleased with the quality of the 35-100, and if this optic is close in quality it sounds great. Will be looking to use it for three quarter length portraits wide-open.
                    The 35-100 is optically superb. A review of this lens is coming here soon. It can be used wide open

                    The 14-35 is in the same league, optically (as is the 90-250), but it also has the advantage of SWD.

                    Incidentally, the 12-60 lens hood was criticised for being a bit cheap. It is lightweight, but the plastic a strong type. Well, the 14-35's hood is also lightweight, but it is felt-lined (like the 35-100) and has a hatch so you can access and rotate a polarising filter if attached.

                    77mm polariser - that's going to hurt my wallet!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Digital Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 SWD image samples

                      Originally posted by Ian View Post
                      The 35-100 is optically superb. A review of this lens is coming here soon. It can be used wide open

                      The 14-35 is in the same league, optically (as is the 90-250), but it also has the advantage of SWD.

                      Incidentally, the 12-60 lens hood was criticised for being a bit cheap. It is lightweight, but the plastic a strong type. Well, the 14-35's hood is also lightweight, but it is felt-lined (like the 35-100) and has a hatch so you can access and rotate a polarising filter if attached.

                      77mm polariser - that's going to hurt my wallet!

                      Ian
                      Ian
                      Yep the filter for the 35-100 hurt my wallet, but what a lens. Looks like the 14-35 will be a great complement for it. Again, thanks for the samples.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Digital Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 SWD image samples

                        Hi, if possible, I would like to know its wide open performance at at 14mm, 17.5mm and 25mm to check the boken peformance and the depth of field effect. I used the f1.4 25mm pana lens and its boken is of particular interest. Although less shadow depth of field as compared with my prevoius full frame Contax C/Y 50mm or 85mm, but the tonal quality of the image plus the nature boken effect give the picture a very nature / movie lens look effect. In weak lighting situation, it could give a very smooth tonal effect that I have not seen from my Contax set.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Digital Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 SWD image samples

                          Originally posted by yyshiu View Post
                          Hi, if possible, I would like to know its wide open performance at at 14mm, 17.5mm and 25mm to check the boken peformance and the depth of field effect. I used the f1.4 25mm pana lens and its boken is of particular interest. Although less shadow depth of field as compared with my prevoius full frame Contax C/Y 50mm or 85mm, but the tonal quality of the image plus the nature boken effect give the picture a very nature / movie lens look effect. In weak lighting situation, it could give a very smooth tonal effect that I have not seen from my Contax set.
                          It's a nice morning here so I will try to take some shots as suggested and will add them to the gallery. Watch this space

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                          • #14
                            Re: Digital Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 SWD image samples

                            Originally posted by Ian View Post
                            It's a nice morning here so I will try to take some shots as suggested and will add them to the gallery. Watch this space

                            Ian
                            Ooops, had a an accident with the card I used this morning, but the sun is forecast again for tomorrow morning, so I will re-shoot the pictures and post during the morning.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Digital Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 SWD image samples

                              This is a gorgeous lump of glass. My dream is to build a three lens system that incorporates the 14-35mm. The wide end would be covered by the 7-14mm and the telephoto end by the 35-100. Sadly, I have none ;-(

                              For the first time ever, I am considering selling some of my film stuff, and there is always the chance that I may win the 7-14 lens in the 'people' competition (always the optimist)!

                              Regards, Steve.

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