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Photographers looking for a new camera system should seriously consider Olympus, especially those that specialize in travel or whose whose shoulders are throbbing as Olympus builds one of the most compact camera systems in the world which can deliver professional output.

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Takachiho Seisakusho was the Olympus founding name back in 1919, and they started creating microscopes and thermometers. The In 1921 Olympus name was registered as a trademark, and in 1936 that brand name was used on its very first camera, which carried the name Semi-Olympus I. The company was rebadged Olympus Optical 1n 1949.Olympus is currently the largest Four-Thirds lens maker using the Zuiko name; these lenses are recognized for their compact design and their great optical quality.

Olympus makes no attempt to overwhelm photographers by using obscure acronyms. Moreover Olympus does not add fancy German labels on lenses that they conceive and manufacture. The lens page on Olympus America website simply refers to lenses as "standard", "high grade", and "super high grade".

"ED" is a common name for a glass that's extra-low dispersion, which is a more costly but higher-quality glass which minimizes color fringing and chromatic aberration. All but the cheapest of Olympus lenses feature a minimum of one ED lens element.

"Super ED" is, presumed to be, a newer more effectual edition of "ED", glass which cuts down on chromatic aberration and color fringing. Olympus does not exactly make clear as to what this means to any more extent than Nancy Pellosi explains Obama health Care

"SWD" is a term for Supersonic Wave Drive, which is a a piezoelectric motor which provides effortless and silent AF function, similar to Canon's USM (ultrasonic motor) or Nikon's silent wave motor (AF-S)

"OM" are the old school Olympus SLR film lenses; they won't work on the newer bodies without using a MF-1 OM Olympus Lens Adapter which costs about $84. Even using the adapter, Olympus still recommends a limited aperture range for each lens, e.g., f/5.6 and f/8 on the older 85/2 lenses.

All Olympus lenses boast modern multilayer anti-reflection coatings for improving contrast and light diffusion. To this end Olympus has been merciful and has not added a brand name to their lens coatings.  Aug 26, 2011 ✓

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Olympus firmware updates for SWD lenses
Olympus has released firmware updates for three of its SWD lenses. The latest firmware versions of the 14-35mm 1:2 SWD, 12-60mm 1:2.8-4.0 SWD and 50-200mm 1:2.8-3.5 SWD improves sequential shooting speed with the recently released E-5 digital SLR. The updates can be accessed via the company's Digital Camera Update software application.

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Micro Four Thirds System
Olympus Micro Four Thirds
Mirrorless Camera Lenses

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 300mm f/4 IS Pro
• Announced Jan 6, 2016 Telephoto prime lens • Micro Four Thirds $2,499
5 Star Rating

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO
Announced May 12, 2015 • Wideangle zoom lens • Micro Four Thirds $1,099
2 star rating

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO
Announced May 12, 2015 • fisheye prime lens • Micro Four Thirds 
2 star rating

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm F4-5.6 II

Announced Feb 5, 2015
Lens • Micro Four Thirds
5 Star Rating
Olympus 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko Lens
Olympus M. Zukio Zoom Super Wide Angle 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED
Typical Internet price $600.
May 15, 2011 ✓
Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko ED Lens
Olympus M. Zukio 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ED  Typical Internet price $250.
May 15, 2011 ✓

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 Lens

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6
Typical Internet price $800. 

May 15, 2011 ✓

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f2.8
 May 16, 2011
$278.
5 Star Rating

 

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f/1.8 Lens
In Black or Silver.

Jan 29, 2014

Olympus M. Zukio 40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED
Typical Internet price $500. 
May 16, 2011 ✓
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm 
May 3, 2011
black or silver
$800.  
5 Star Rating
Four Thirds System
Olympus Four Thirds Mirrorless Camera Lenses
Note: The Four Thirds System was replaced by The Micro Four Thirds System in 2013
Olympus 25mm f/2.8 ED
Olympus 25mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko 

Typical Internet price $249
Olympus 35mm f/3.5 Macro ED Zuiko Lens
Olympus 35mm f/3.5 Macro ED Zuiko Digital 

Typical Internet price $203 
Olympus 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED SWD Zuiko Lens
Olympus 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED SWD Zuiko 
Typical Internet price $961. 
Olympus 50mm f/2.0 Macro ED Zuiko Lens
Olympus 50mm f/2.0 Macro ED Zuiko DigitalTypical Internet price $450   
Olympus 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Lens
Olympus 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED
Typical Internet price $317.
Olympus 300mm f/2.8 ED Lens
Olympus 300mm f/2.8 ED

Typical Internet price $5,700.
APS-C Sensor FormatOlympus DSLR Camera Lenses
Olympus 7-14mm f/4.0
Olympus 7-14mm f/4.0 Zuiko ED

Typical Internet price $1,469 
Olympus 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye
Olympus 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye ED Zuiko Digital 

Typical Internet price $640.
Olympus 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5
Olympus 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED

Typical Internet price $595
Olympus 12-60mm f/2.8-4
Olympus 12-60mm f/2.8-4 ED SWD Zuiko

Typical Internet price $877 
Olympus 14-35mm f/2.0
Olympus 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD Zuiko

Typical Internet price $1,849
Olympus 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II LENS
Olympus 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II

Typical Internet price $703
Olympus 150mm f/2.0 ED Lens
Olympus 150mm f/2.0 ED

Typical Internet price $2,205.00 
Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0
Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0 ED Zuiko Digital

Typical Internet price $2,050 
Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens
Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 ED Zuiko Digital
Typical Internet price $4,908

Olympus 35mm Lens Solutions Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 4.5