1st Week February 2015
I bought a Zuiko Auto-W 35mm f/2.8 from Ffordes in the UK. A guy called Steve was very helpful and gave very good customer service, so I recommend you give them a try.
As soon as I got it off the post man, I put it on my OM1(n) at the end of a roll and really like these shots.
The 35mm lens is the most popular among wide angle lens and is now recognized as an all purpose and extremely convenient tool for everyday use. With an angle of view of 63° , approximately 20% wider than a standard lens, the ability of the 35mm lens to include more of the total picture area with neat natural perspectives has made it one of the most sought-after wide angle lenses available. During the late seventies and early eighties, lenses near 35mm focal length were used as a second lens because most then new SLRs sold during those days were usually ‘bundled” with a standard 50mm lens. With today’s great zoom range and capability of zoom lenses, the prime wide angle such as the 35mm may find it hard to survive in this kind of situation. But only photographers with specific intention in mind would still appreciate this extremely versatile lens. ! guess that’s me !
G-Zuiko AUTO-W 35mm f/2.8
Focal length: 35mm
Optical construction: 6 groups, 7 elements
Angle of view: Diagonal: 63°
Distance Scale: (m) 0.3 (1 ft) to infinity (OO)
Min & Max aperture: f/2.8-f/16
Min photographic range: 14cm x 21cm (5.5″ x 8.3″)
Filter attachment size/Filters. 49mm screw-in
Length: 43mm; older version: 33mm (1.3″)
Maximum Diameter: 59mm (2.3″)
Weight: 240g (8.5oz); older version: 170g (6.0 oz.)
This lovely compact Zuiko 35mm f/2.8 wide angle actually sized smaller than a Zuiko 28mm f/2.8, but don’t get fooled by its tiny body dimension. It is a wide angle that can deliver a top level image clarity, sharpness and freedom from aberrations and flare which makes it a winner.
This highly portable Zuiko lens used to be the most popular lens at 35mm focal length and it was also one of the most affordable Zuiko lenses.
I used my Olympus OM1(n) on Kodak Portra 400, processed and scanned at ASDA and tweaked by me in PSE10.
I have used extracts above from a review, courtesy MIR (http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/olympusom1n2/shared/zuiko/htmls/28mm1.htm)
For more details on Ffordes see (http://www.ffordes.com/)