View Full Version : OM 135mm f3.5

6th September 2012, 10:29 AM
Does anyone have any experience of this lens?
I have just bought one, not received it yet...but some reviews appear to sing its praises and others say its poor (predictably)...I thought it was worth trying for 30.

6th September 2012, 12:39 PM
I'll write a review when I've tried it out....its seems an extremely economic means to a 270mm equivalent prime.

6th September 2012, 01:28 PM
I used to have one until I replaced it with a Zuiko 135mm f/2.8

Excellent lens.
A classic Zuiko in many ways:

More than reasonably sharp even wide open, compact dimensions, superb handling and creamy bokeh.

It can very sufficiently replace the AF Zuiko 40-150mm with just a fraction of the cost and if you of course can live with manual focusing.

6th September 2012, 04:37 PM
Hello Brian,

You will not be dissapointed an excellent lens. This was taken at Porthleven Cornwall last weekend.




7th September 2012, 06:22 PM
Just received my lens....here are my first attempts.....using my willing model and a gatepost....
I found focussing difficult with focus magnification but easy without.
These are the only keepers from about 30 shots...most underexposed - so I need to pay more attention to the histogram and ignore the viewfinder image for brightness. Overall I have to say this is a capable lens.....great bokeh...and sharp!

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/1_4471.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=51721)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/1_4453.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=51719)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/1_4463.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=51720)http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/1_445_1_.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=51722)

7th September 2012, 06:56 PM
So is this on the EM-5?

7th September 2012, 07:17 PM
Yes it is...the second pic is at ISO800, the others at ISO200.

7th September 2012, 08:10 PM
Nothing wrong with those pix!

7th September 2012, 09:49 PM
The f3.5 is supposed to be better than the f2.8. I had the former and used it a bit with my E-3.