Vario Elmar Comparison to Zuiko

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by david_clark|4, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. I would like to know if there is a difference in the image quality between the Vario Elmar 35-70 and the
    Olympus Zuiko 35-70 Auto-zoom. Also, could someone tell me if the lens are of comparable size. Thanks
  2. SCL


    There were two variations of the Vario Elmar 35-70. Image quality of the second version was better than the first. If you go to the link below, you can see some raw data comparisons on Photozone:
  3. In fact, there were at least four versions of 35-70 Zuikos, and three versions of Leica Elmars. Zuikos: F:3.5-4.5,F:4, F:3.6, F:3.5-4.8 (the later one actually made by Cosina), the best being the 3,6. Opinions vary considering the quality, the former Vario-elmars being quite good, but far from excellent. Mechanically the Leica glass will last a lifetime, although much bigger and heavier.

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