Olympus 28mm f/2.8 OM Zuiko
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Like its slightly slower cousin OM Zuiko 28mm f/3.5, the 28mm f/2.8 variant was manufactured by Olympus for its popular OM mount SLR system up until 2002.
The OM mount was abandoned by Olympus in favor of the four thirds digital only format, however older OM type Zuiko lenses are still readily available on used markets and some models, particularly fast wide angle primes, are often highly sought after by photographers.
The optical construction of the lens consists of 6 elements in 6 groups. The lens is very light and compact – measuring 32 x 60mm (1.2 x 2.3in) and weighs only 170g (6.1oz). The lens cam extends during focusing towards closeup, making the lens slightly loner. Together with its slower variant, the 28mm f/3.5, this is one of the smallest and lightest 28mm primes ever manufactured.
The build construction is excellent (a common characteristic of OM Zuiko lenses) – the lens barrel as well as aperture ring are metal. The focusing ring is fully rubberized and is easy to grip. The minimum focusing distance is 30cm (11.8in) and the minimum aperture is f/22. The lens accepts 49mm screw-in type filters.