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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8
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Initial Price: 
$900
  • 3 ED lenses and 2 HR lenses
  • 9 blade aperture
  • Olympus' ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating technology
  • Full metal housing

 

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 with Hood
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 lens construction
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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 MTF chart

Overview

Description by Olympus:

A high-grade fast aperture portrait lens featuring metallic construction and a light weight of just 10.7 oz. With a 35mm equivalent focal length of 150mm, it is suitable for studio portraits, theatre stage and indoor sports photography. A large bright 50mm front lens element compliments a sophisticated optical design of 10 individual lens elements in 9 groups, including a total of 3 ED lenses and 2 HR lenses. Clear and sharp image quality starts from its largest f1.8 aperture, and a 9 blade aperture unit produces beautiful circular defocusing. MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) AF drive assures fast and nearly silent focusing. Lens elements feature Olympus' ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating technology. Close focusing down to 29.5 inches is possible. A metal lens hood and lens cap are available as optional accessories.

  • Ultra-bright 1:1.8 aperture
  • Sophisticated, lightweight design
  • High-precision assembling technology
  • Robust full metal housing
  • Perfectly corrected chromatic and spherical aberration
  • Realizing nice circular bokeh without vignetting
  • MSC compatible: High-speed and silent AF
  • Comfortable MF
  • Optional metal hood (LH-61F) and metal cap (LC-61)

Reviews

Spike uses a Panasonic GX1 body with the lens on this review, and it sure helps him explore the dark underworld of the Pattaya naughty industry scene:

"The lens is sharp at F1.8 and sharpens up more as you stop down. Personally, I like to shoot wide open whenever possible, to encourage bokehliciousness (maybe not a word). So what are the negatives? Cost is an obvious one, but having used the lens I think it is a bargain. I have paid more than twice the price for Canon L lenses which can’t match the 75mm for IQ (or convenience, or light gathering). The only thing I would say is that the focus speed on this lens can be lacking occasionally. Take a series of photos at a similar distance from the subject and the 75mm is as fast as anything else out there; but

Post date: 10/02/2013 - 09:39

"The Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f/1.8 is best lens DxOMark have tested for the Micro Four Thirds hybrid camera system. Available for both Olympus and Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras it’s an excellent choice for portraits, sports or low-light photography but costing $899, or $975 including the lens hood, it’s not cheap. Money aside however this lens delivers good results for a Micro Four Thirds lens in all DxOMark Lens Metric Scores and with a Sharpness Score of 11P-Mpix it’s the sharpest lens available for this system.

Post date: 24/01/2013 - 16:06

"The build is the first sign of quality, but the excellence continues throughout the optics and the result is nothing short of amazing. Images are sharp, pleasing to the eye, and color pops beautifully. Weight could certainly be a concern if you’re travelling with this lens, or shooting with a smaller body like an E-P3 or an E-PM1, but the tradeoff is well worth it–a tremendously good portrait lens at what I believe to be a fair price. $899 is not exactly what I would call cheap, especially in the world of micro four thirds, but it’s an absolute bargain for a lens of this quality. If a high quality portait lens is what you’re looking for, then I have no doubt that this is the one for you."

Post date: 30/11/2012 - 08:34

Doesn't it bother you when a new, premium priced (and performing) lens comes out and it is not a) weather sealed and b)comes with no hood. And the hood costs as much as an entry kit lens. For shame Olympus. Excerpt:

"Micro Four Thirds system camera owners who are already looking at this lens probably don't need any more convincing of it's worth, but those who hadn't yet considered it may be interested to see just how well this optic performs. It's amongst

Post date: 04/11/2012 - 14:06

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$900
Release Date: 
02/2012
DXO Mark Score
Resolution: 
11.0 P-Mpix
Transmission: 
2.0 TStop
Distortion: 
0.10%
Vignetting: 
-0.7 EV
Chr. aberration: 
2.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Mount: 
Micro Four Thirds Mount
AF Motor type: 
MSC compatible: High-speed and silent AF
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
75mm
Angle of view: 
16°
Zoom Ratio: 
1.0x
Max Magnification: 
0.1x
Lens construction: 
10elements in 9 groups, (3 ED lens elements, 2 HR elements )
Diaphragm Blades: 
9 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: 
0.84m
Distance Scale: 
No
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
No
Stabilization system : 
No
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
69.0mm
Length: 
64.0mm
Weight: 
305.0 g
Body material: 
Metal
Weather sealing: 
No
Filter Diameter: 
58mm
Lens Hood included: 
No

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