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Olympus 25mm f1.8 Interchangeable Lens (Black)
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- Yields 50mm (35mm Equivalent) equivalent field of view
- Macro Focus Range : 0.24 m, Focal Length : 25 mm
- Seven-Blade Circular Diaphragm
- Aperture Range: f/1.8-22
- Micro Four Thirds Mount
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Olympus V311060BU000 25mm f1.8 Interchangeable Lens
The M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 is your ideal ideal all-around lens for shooting stunning images both day and night. With a 25mm focal length and 47 degree angle of view, this lens sits right between wide and telephoto design. Its fast f1.8 circular aperture delivers beautifully soft defocused backgrounds, perfect for portraits. It also delivers superb detail even when lighting is less than optimal, which means you can skip the flash in many low-light situations.
Adapted from multilayer film deposition technology used in Olympus' industry-leading line of precision microscopes, the Zuiko Extra-Low Reflective Optical Coating practically eliminates ghosts and flares caused by in-frame light sources. This feature in invaluable when shooting into the sun or other back-lit situations.
Movie-Still Compatible (MSC)
The linear drive motor found in the M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f1.8 is Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) and provides fast, nearly silent focusing and aperture performance; a must-have for any videographer.
Included Lens Hood
The included lens hood will protect your images from ghosting and flare.
Serious Hand-Held Performance
Paired with the serious in-body image stabilization of the Olympus OM-D and PEN series of cameras, this extremely bright f1.8 lens allows you to shoot longer hand-held exposures without a tripod.
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||LH-49B|
|Compatible Mountings||Micro Four Thirds|
|Focus Type||Stepper motor|
|Item Dimensions||2.2 x 2.2 x 1.61 inches|
|Item Weight||0.3 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.24 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F1.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||25 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||FourThirds|
|Minimum Focal Length||25 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||9|
|Number of Groups||7|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||46 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||47 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||0.6 pounds|
|Style Name||25mm f1.8|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Micro Four Thirds||Olympus/Panasonic Micro 4/3||Micro Four Thirds||Micro Four Thirds||Micro Four Thirds||Micro Four Thirds|
|Focus Type||Stepper motor||auto-focus||Micromotor||Micromotor||Micromotor||Micromotor|
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|Maximum Focal Length||25 millimeters||25 millimeters||150 millimeters||45 millimeters||17 millimeters||25 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||25 millimeters||25 millimeters||40 millimeters||45 millimeters||17 millimeters||25 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||46 millimeters||—||58 millimeters||37 millimeters||46 millimeters||46 millimeters|
With a 25mm focal length and 47 degree angle of view, this lens sits right between wide and telephoto designs, making it a great choice as an all-around lens for your photography. A fast f1.8 circular aperture delivers beautifully soft defocused backgrounds for impressive portraits or when subject emphasis is the desired photographic effect. An inner focusing mechanism assures fast and accurate auto-focusing, and because it is an MSC design, it offers nearly silent focusing operation – a great feature when shooting HD movies.
Top customer reviews
Other Panasonic owners might want to skip it for the Panasonic Leica 1.4, since this lens has no stabilization. Unless you only shoot with tripods, don't try to convince yourself that you're ok without it. It's just not worth it to shoot un-stabilized. There's nothing like being able to shoot 1/15 by hand.
It does come with the lens hood, so it seems that Olympus finally listened to customers on that issue. Use the hood! It will improve your photos and protect the lens at the same time.
Solid and dense (heavy) for its size, it's got some great glass inside.
In terms of price for performance, this is a great lens.
It is fast in single AF while taking photos, but it is slower than some other lenses in continuous AF during video recording.
This is on an Olympus body too, not Panasonic. Sometimes it takes a while for it to even start to refocus in video.
You can see a comparison to the Panasonic 25mm 1.4 if you search for 'Robin Wong and Olympus 25mm'.
Basically smaller, lighter, closer focusing distance and similar sharpness, if not slightly better corners on the Oly.
On sale at $300 a no-brainer, but now that it's back to $400, could be a toss up.
If you need the marginally better low light or the Leica branding and have an extra $150 to spare.
For me closer focusing distance sealed the deal. You can get nice and close.
That's why I prefer the Panasonic 42.5mm to the Olympus 45mm on the other hand.