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35mm Shift Lenses: Olympus 35mm f/2.8 Sinaron Digital

This page explores the performance of the Olympus OM-system 35mm f/2.8 Zuiko Shift. The sample used is also marked “SINARON Digital”, an alleged cherry-picked version with multi-coating.

The 35/2.8 Zuiko features 10mm of shift either left or right (the long direction) and an incredible 13mm of shift up/down (short direction). It is widely considered one of the better 35mm shift lenses, though the rare Contax 35mm PC-Distagon is reportedly superior in performance (and price!).

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Mechanical vignetting when fully shifted

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