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Olympus E-System "ZUIKO DIGITAL" Lenses: 35-100mm F2.0 & 90-250mm F2.


View all Olympus interchangeable lensesOlympus Imaging Corporation (President: Masaharu Okubo) is pleased to announce the introduction of 2 new professional-quality telephoto zoom lenses for use with “Designed-for-Digital” SLR cameras. “ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35-100mm F2.0” lens is scheduled to go on sale in October 2005, and the super-telephoto “ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 90-250mm F2.8” lens is scheduled to go on sale in December 2005.

“ZUIKO DIGITAL” lenses are interchangeable lenses that maximize the performance potential of the image sensor in “Designed-for-Digital” Olympus E-System digital SLR cameras. The two newly announced lenses feature an inner zoom mechanism that eliminates the need for the lens to extend or retract during zooming. They also boast uncompromising professional-grade specifications that ensure superb imaging performance. They are new-generation telephoto zoom lenses that fully realize the “Four-Thirds System” advantages of high mobility, high image-quality, superior brightness, and excellent close-up capability.

“ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35-100mm(70-200mm*1) F2.0” features a wide zoom range that offers both the natural perspective of medium-telephoto zoom and the compressed perspective of telephoto zoom. It is the first*2 lens in the world to combine this versatile zoom range with a maximum aperture of F2.0 at any zoom setting

In addition to offering impressive 250mm(500mm*1) telephoto power, “ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 90-250mm(180-500mm*1) F2.8” lens is a fast-aperture, super-telephoto zoom lens that offers a maximum aperture of F2.8 at any zoom setting. And it's the first zoom lens to combine a maximum aperture F2.8 with super-telephoto power -something that was previously available only in fixed focal lenses.

With the addition of the “ED 35-100 F2.0” and “ED 90-250mm F2.8” lenses to the previously released “ED 150mm F2.0” and “ED 300mm F2.8” fast-aperture, super-telephoto lenses, Olympus now offers an impressive line-up of “ZUIKO DIGITAL” super-telephoto lenses. As a result, users can shoot at fast shutter speeds and effectively blur background elements to suit their creative goals when taking portraits, wildlife, and sports photos.

*1  Figures indicate equivalent focal lengths on a 35mm camera
*2  As interchangeable lens for a SLR camera (as of September 27th, 2005)

Additional information: View all Olympus interchangeable lenses
September 27, 2005
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