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    A good short Zoom for Oympus OM?

    Can anyone recommend one?

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    How short is short? The Zuiko 28-48 and 35-105 zooms are both excellent IMHO, if a little bulky by today's standards. The 35-105 is my standard lens for general purpose photography.
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    I would forget a short zoom and get a Zuiko 100mm. Barely larger than the Zuiko 50mm and easily pocketable.


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    28-50 or a little longer would be good. The smaller the better! I like to cary as little s possible.

    I currently use a Zuiko 28, 50 & 135. I don't use the 135 very often though.
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    The Zuiko 35-105 is a stellar bit of kit. In fact it is the only reason why I keep my OM4 having gone to Canon.

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    Vivitar Series 1 28-90

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    I have a Zuiko 35-70 that is nice.
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    The 35-70mm f3.5-f4.5 is considered a very good lens, and hardly any bigger than the 50mm f1.8 prime. I have been using a 35-70mm f3.6, but it is big and heavy, and ruins the balance of the camera. So recently that one has been left at home.

    I have begun to think just carrying a 40mm or 50mm prime is the better overall choice. You can typically move back and forth a few steps to get the proper composition.

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    I use the Tamron SP 35-80mm f2.8-3.8 as my standard lens on my OM2.

    It's perhaps a little heavy by modern standards, but it's fast, sharp and has a nifty continuous focus macro.

    Only slight niggle is the Adaptall mount tends to get in the way of the shutter speed ring a little, otherwise I really couldn't rate it higher. Think it cost around £25 from a seller on eBay.

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    A little late replying to this. Choices:

    Olympus 35-70 f3.6 - superb two-touch lens with fixed aperture. Rare and sought-after.

    Olympus 35-105 f3.5-4.5 - high quality one-touch zoom, going for peanuts on the 'bay these days.

    Olympus 35-70 f3.5-4.5 - tiny two-touch zoom, suprisingly sharp a little too much barrel distortion at the wide end for me but a terrific travel lens (weight & size match 50mm primes). Don't confuse it with the inferior Cosina-made f3.5-4.8.

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