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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.8

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.8
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Initial Price: 
$390
  • High-speed Imager AF(MSC)
  • Movie-Still-Compatible (MSC) mechanism
  • 7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
  • Metal mount
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.8
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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.8

Overview

Description by Olympus:

Beautifully designed and affordably priced, this lens makes a sensational addition to any enthusiast’s camera kit. Thanks to its fast aperture, the high-power prime lens is absolutely ideal for capturing people in portraits shot that really stand out, with beautiful background blur and vivid contrasts. It is also compatible for movie-making as well, allowing users to shoot top-quality films with extremely fast focusing. On top of all this, it looks good too - packaged in a compact body with a subtle metal-like exterior and complete with interchangeable decoration rings to perfectly match the colour of different PEN cameras.

  • Large aperture for a nice depth of field effect
  • Ideal for portrait photography
  • Superb price-performance ratio
  • Sleek metal-like exterior design
  • Interchangeable decoration rings
  • High-speed AF with MSC technology

Reviews

Gordon Laing is the reviewer, and he took the unusual step to use the Panasonic GX1 as the test camera: 

"The Olympus 45mm f1.8 is arguably one of the best lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system, whether you're using an Olympus or Panasonic body. This lens is so small and light you'll hardly know you're carrying it around, yet is capable of delivering industry-leading performance with pin-sharp details across the entire frame right into the extreme corners. With an effective focal length of 90mm and a maximum aperture of f1.8, the lens is ideal for portrait work and can deliver sharp detail on the subject with a satisfyingly blurred background behind it. Likewise for closer subjects down to the nearest focusing

Post date: 02/02/2013 - 14:47

"This compact telephoto prime lens weighs only 116g, which makes it a perfect companion for the lightweight Micro Four Thirds system, and this lens balances well on the Olympus E-PM1 used for testing. Much of the lens barrel is constructed from high quality plastics, with a smart metallic finish applied to them. The lens mount is made from metal, which should enhance the durability of the design. The build

Post date: 24/10/2011 - 00:00

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$390
Release Date: 
06/2011
DXO Mark Score
Resolution: 
9.0 P-Mpix
Transmission: 
2.0 TStop
Distortion: 
0.10%
Vignetting: 
-0.7 EV
Chr. aberration: 
4.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Mount: 
Micro Four Thirds Mount
AF Motor type: 
High-speed Imager AF(MSC)
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
45mm
Angle of view: 
27°
Zoom Ratio: 
1.0x
Max Magnification: 
0.1x
Lens construction: 
9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
7 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/1.8
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.50m
Distance Scale: 
No
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
No
Stabilization system : 
No
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
56.0mm
Length: 
46.0mm
Weight: 
116.0 g
Body material: 
Plastic with metal mount
Weather sealing: 
No
Filter Diameter: 
37mm
Lens Hood included: 
No

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