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Re: [OM] zuiko 35mm 2.0 and 25-105 questions

Subject: Re: [OM] zuiko 35mm 2.0 and 25-105 questions
From: "John Austin" <j_austin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 19:11:19 -0700
Hi Claude,

I have the 35mm f2.0 MC. Out of 6 Zuiko primes, it's the equal of any one of
them. Great sharpness and flare control, and a great focal length for
landscapes or general shooting. The price is at the high end of the range (I
assume the $200 is USD), but doable for a mint- sample with original caps.

I believe I read on the list previously that the 35-105 was built for
Olympus by Tokina to Olympus specs. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
Everyone on the list that owns one raves about it. I have it down on my
personal list for future purchase. It's a great focal length range as a walk
about lens. At that price it's a steal if it's in good shape.

John Austin

Claude wrote:

>I have a 35mm 2.0 on layaway at the local camera store.  When I first saw
>it there was no pric/e tag on it, but the sales person put one for 169
>dollars on it.  Foolishly I di not put it on laway right then.  When I went
>back the greedy owner had upped the price to 289 dollars, I got him to come
>back down but only to 200 dollars.  It seems like a good lens, any
>experiences?  There is a 35-105 zuiko as well for 150 dollars.  My question
>is: is this a genuine olympus lens, or is it manufactured by a third party
>and tagged as an olympus?  And is the zoom lens any good?  If so, I may get
>it.  Plus I would like an OM4T, but a friend who fixes cameras says that
>the little black deal on the lens mount invariably breaks and costs big
>bucks to fix.  Any comments?  Then I have an 85mm 2.0 which has flecks of
>black coating inside the barrel, does this affect the picture taking
>capabilities?  Also I have an old 135mm singlecoated zuiko with oil on the
>diaphragm blades, is it worth fixing for 60 bucks, or should I look for a

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