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Subject: [OM] Re: ?? Mid-tele zoom w/49mm filters??
From: "John A. Lind" <jalind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 22:11:35 -0500
At 09:52 PM 4/15/2005, I wrote:
>I'm not a big fan of the Zuiko 75-150/4 two-touch.  I had one for nearly 20
>years.  Build quality was on par with all other Zuiko's, but optical
>quality was below par compared to most other Zuiko lenses.  It is one of
>three "S Zuiko Zoom" lenses Olympus made.  The other two were the 28-48/4
>and 35-70/4.  All three were intended for the "budget minded" consumer
>market, hence the "S" designation.

I should add in spite of my remarks about not being a big fan of the lens, 
it is significantly better optically than the "budget minded" zoom lenses 
currently being marketed and often bundled with current consumer wunder-bricks.

One particular Zuiko zoom in the focal length class you mention, the 
70-210/4.5~5.6, was made by Cosina with an Olympus badge to be marketed 
with the short-lived OM-2000.  It falls into the same "leaves very much to 
be desired optically" class and is a most definite step down from the older 
"S" Zuiko.

-- John Lind

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