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Archive 2009 · Zuiko 28/3.5 Love Thread
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Zuiko 28/3.5 Love Thread


A post on another forum reminded me how much I love this little gem.

Anyone else love it along with me? Post your shots and comments, please

I'll begin with a few that most of you have likely seen before (just because I have them available).

f8 or f11 on 5D:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3618/3450763770_4889cb88d6_o.jpg

http://www.cogitech.ca/photos/Zuiko_28/img_0058.jpg

100% crops from the corners:
http://www.cogitech.ca/photos/Zuiko_28/img_0058_1.jpg

http://www.cogitech.ca/photos/Zuiko_28/img_0058_2.jpg

http://www.cogitech.ca/photos/Zuiko_28/img_0058_3.jpg

http://www.cogitech.ca/photos/Zuiko_28/img_0058_4.jpg

Close-up, wide open:
http://www.cogitech.ca/photos/Zuiko_28/ang.jpg

100%:
http://www.cogitech.ca/photos/Zuiko_28/angcrop.jpg



Sep 18, 2009 at 07:19 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Zuiko 28/3.5 Love Thread


Love first, shots soon. I absolutely love this lens. Love love love.

What a gem, and i got it for $45 !!!

I'll run a little test comparing it with the CZ 28mm f2.8

Nice shots BTW I like the compositions, especially the pool shot.



Sep 18, 2009 at 07:24 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Zuiko 28/3.5 Love Thread


Cheers, Adam!

Comparison tests welcome, but not necessary. I just want to see your shots with the little bugger!



Sep 18, 2009 at 07:28 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Zuiko 28/3.5 Love Thread


It is a gem. Perhaps the best bargain in the Oly lineup (along with the 50/1.8). I have the 28/2 so I overlook this one but should shoot it more.


Sep 18, 2009 at 07:28 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Zuiko 28/3.5 Love Thread


Ditto what Ed said.
Apart from 18, 21, 40 and 85mm, any 49mm Zuiko can be had for less than $200 each. This is an amazing mount, and some of you may notice I love it.

The best way to spend less than $200 and start an alt fever is buying
OM-1 + 28/3.5 + 50/1.8 + 135/3.5 + battery + film.



Sep 18, 2009 at 07:33 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Zuiko 28/3.5 Love Thread


Yep, great little lens! Here's some I've taken, mostly stopped down to at least f/5.6.

http://www.pbase.com/weezintrumpeteer/image/111513624.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/weezintrumpeteer/image/111513630.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/weezintrumpeteer/image/112104074.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/weezintrumpeteer/image/112270476.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/weezintrumpeteer/image/112104073.jpg



Sep 18, 2009 at 07:43 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Zuiko 28/3.5 Love Thread


Nice shots, Steve and Patrick! Thanks for posting and keep 'em coming.


Sep 18, 2009 at 07:46 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Zuiko 28/3.5 Love Thread


I shot this today with my Zuiko 28/2.8.

5D mounted on a cheap Chinese Gorilla Pod knockoff attached to the back of a chair. Shot taken a ISO160 at f/5.6.





Not sure if there is much difference between the 3.5 and the 2.8 versions but I like this little lens.



Sep 18, 2009 at 08:37 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Zuiko 28/3.5 Love Thread


I had the 28/2.8. I'm sure it was a bad copy because it was not even close to my 3.5. Yours looks pretty good.


Sep 18, 2009 at 08:49 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Zuiko 28/3.5 Love Thread


I am pretty happy with it. Right now its the only fixed 28 I have. I bought it as part of an Olympus kit that consisted of a OM2-S Program body, 50/1.8, 28/2.8, 75-150/4, strobe, bag and way cool Olympus system catalog brochures, all for $60. The Camera and lenses are in great shape as well. Right now the only thing I use is the 28. Its tiny but seems to deliver the goods quite admirably.


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Zuiko 28/3.5 Love Thread


Funny you started this thread, I just got back from a business trip to Ohio and since my 28/2 is broken and is my business travel lens of choice, I brought my 28/3.5 which I rarely use.
Mastadon @3.5
http://ethanadler.com/pictures/cincinnati/IMG_4583.jpg

Mastadon 100%center crop (A little noisy because indoors without a flash)
http://ethanadler.com/pictures/cincinnati/IMG_4583_center_crop.jpg

A nifty farmhouse I found (color):
http://ethanadler.com/pictures/cincinnati/IMG_4599.jpg

Center 100% crop
http://ethanadler.com/pictures/cincinnati/IMG_4599_center_crop.jpg

Lower left 100% crop
http://ethanadler.com/pictures/cincinnati/IMG_4599_lower_left_crop.jpg

Extreme right 100% crop
http://ethanadler.com/pictures/cincinnati/IMG_4599_right_crop.jpg

Upper left 100% crop
http://ethanadler.com/pictures/cincinnati/IMG_4599_upper_left_crop.jpg

B&W
http://ethanadler.com/pictures/cincinnati/IMG_4599-bw.jpg


I was pleasantly surprised with how it handled in very low light at low shutter speeds, which was what I used it for most of the trip. I can only blame the lack of light and the camera (and maybe my pp skills) for the noise.



Sep 19, 2009 at 09:09 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Zuiko 28/3.5 Love Thread


5D2 shot for rez testing... its either f8 or 11

http://www.sabawa.com/fred/28mm/zuiko_001.jpg
http://www.sabawa.com/fred/28mm/zuiko_002.jpg
http://www.sabawa.com/fred/28mm/zuiko_003.jpg
http://www.sabawa.com/fred/28mm/zuiko_004.jpg

5D shots from yesterday... mainly f3.5. some f5.8

http://www.sabawa.com/fred/28mm/zuiko_005.jpg
http://www.sabawa.com/fred/28mm/zuiko_008.jpg
http://www.sabawa.com/fred/28mm/zuiko_007.jpg

(fixed)
http://www.sabawa.com/fred/28mm/zuiko_006a.jpg
http://www.sabawa.com/fred/28mm/zuiko_009.jpg
http://www.sabawa.com/fred/28mm/zuiko_010.jpg
http://www.sabawa.com/fred/28mm/zuiko_011.jpg


Edited on Sep 21, 2009 at 11:42 AM · View previous versions



Sep 20, 2009 at 06:39 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Zuiko 28/3.5 Love Thread


Benvision, nice shots!

It appears you have a copy very much like mine.



Sep 21, 2009 at 11:26 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Zuiko 28/3.5 Love Thread


cogitech wrote:
Benvision, nice shots!

It appears you have a copy very much like mine.


thanks

i was amazed when i started using it, as it tested very well out the box.

the deal i got on the set of lenses blew me away... an om 50 1.4, 50 3.5 macro, and the 28 3.5 for $110 with free priority mail shipping! and they are damn near mint. needless to say i am still giddy over this



Sep 21, 2009 at 11:38 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Zuiko 28/3.5 Love Thread


cogitech wrote:
I had the 28/2.8. I'm sure it was a bad copy because it was not even close to my 3.5. Yours looks pretty good.


I tried the f2.8 and f3.5 28's on a 450D and saw quite a difference towards the corners. The f3.5 does seem to be a better lens.



Sep 21, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Zuiko 28/3.5 Love Thread


http://www.sabawa.com/fred/28mm/zuiko_005.jpg

Loved this shot - but it seems very strange - almost as if it was taken with a T/S lens. Any idea why?



Sep 21, 2009 at 11:50 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Zuiko 28/3.5 Love Thread


i see what your saying... its one of the reasons why i liked the set from this shoot

but actually all that was done was set the distance to about 2.5' @ f3.5... and held the camera at the sand level where my fingers were in the sand... and of course move the cam when the waves came. they were only 6"



Sep 21, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Zuiko 28/3.5 Love Thread


a few more...

http://www.sabawa.com/fred/28mm/IMG_9331h2o.jpg
http://www.sabawa.com/fred/28mm/IMG_9336h2o.jpg
http://www.sabawa.com/fred/28mm/IMG_9345b.jpg



Sep 21, 2009 at 12:23 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Zuiko 28/3.5 Love Thread


Great shots. Can't believe you took a 25 buck lens to the beach. Is it insured? ;-)


Sep 21, 2009 at 01:07 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Zuiko 28/3.5 Love Thread


That is a great photo John!


Sep 22, 2009 at 09:32 AM
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