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Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f1.8 (Black) Lens for Olympus and Panasonic Micro 4/3 Cameras
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- 150mm equivalent field of view
- Minimum focusing Distance : 0.84 m , Focal Length : 75 mm
- Fast maximum f/1.8 aperture, great for low-light or indoor sports shooting
- Great for portraits, All metal construction
- Olympus exclusive "Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical" lens coating throughout, Special all metal lens hood and cap optionally available
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||LH-61F (Optional)|
|Compatible Mountings||Micro Four Thirds|
|Item Dimensions||2.52 x 2.52 x 2.72 inches|
|Item Weight||0.67 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.84 m|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F1.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||75 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||FourThirds|
|Minimum Focal Length||75 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||75 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9|
|Number of Elements||10|
|Number of Groups||9|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||58 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||16 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||0.8 pounds|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Micro Four Thirds||—||Micro Four Thirds||Micro Four Thirds||Micro Four Thirds||Micro Four Thirds|
|Focus Type||Micromotor||—||Micromotor||Stepper motor||Micromotor||Stepper motor|
|Item Dimensions||2.52 x 2.72 x 2.52 in||1.97 x 1.97 x 1.97 in||2.2 x 1.81 x 2.2 in||2.91 x 3.03 x 2.91 in||2.48 x 2.17 x 2.48 in||2.76 x 3.31 x 2.76 in|
|Item Weight||0.67 lb||4.09 ounces||—||0.94 lb||7.05 ounces||0.84 lb|
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|Maximum Focal Length||75 millimeters||45 millimeters||45 millimeters||43 millimeters||25 millimeters||40 millimeters|
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|Photo Filter Thread Size||58 millimeters||37 millimeters||37 millimeters||67 millimeters||46 millimeters||62 millimeters|
A new, bright, f1.8 Micro Four Thirds Lens. Perfect for portraits and challenging lighting conditions. New M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f1.8 High-Grade Portrait Lens Enhances the Power, Performance and Versatility of Olympus OM-D and PEN Compact System Cameras.
Top customer reviews
+One of the sharpest (if not THE sharpest) lens I've ever used for any system, amazingly sharp even wide open from edge to edge!
+Great build quality, looks great, feels great, focus ring is nice and smooth.
+Just a great range at 75mm equivalent to 150mm on a full frame, there are many creative ways to use this as a portrait lens or short telephoto.
+AMAZING BOKEH! best thing about this lens!
+At 1.8F, this is a freakishly awesome lens for low light portraits
+Colors it produces are elegant, hard to explain, but the images I've produced with this lens are just elegant
Minor things that can be easily overlooked:
-A bit sluggish AF, not by much, but it can sometimes be tough nail focus just right in time to get a quick shot.
-Expensive.. Though I think it's worth it, it is a very expensive piece of glass, for a range that is not very common. It took some courage to pull the trigger, but I'm glad I got it.
-No lens hood? No weather-sealing? at $900, I would expect at least a lens-hood and a carrying pouch.
That's it! Like I said, this is not a common range, but you can really get creative and zoom in and out with your feet to make sure you get the shot just right!
One last note: This lens reminds me very much of a lens I had for my 5D: The Zeiss 85mm 1.4F, which is manual focus, had similar build quality and produced similar colors (nice and elegant) but this Olympus lens beats it! sharper, and with AF!
I bought this with an EM10 and the Olympus 25mm f1.8. I'm super happy with the performance of this kit. The EM10 with O25 is significantly smaller than the EM1 with Panasonic 25. The 75 is terrific. Focuses fast and accurate even without focus tracking. I took some pictures of my daughter on a swing going fast, no problem. I have no doubts that the 75 could be used for action or portraits. If you read reviews about similar lenses for other systems you will notice that the combination of AF performance, IQ and Price is hard to beat on this one. IQ alone matches some of those other lenses if you think you are skilled or wealthy enough to not care about those other areas.
The images coming out of it are stunning. If you have an MFT camera and are looking into portraiture or a long lens, the 75mm won't disappoint you.
I own a 135mm 1.8 Zeiss as well and so comparisons were inevitable. While I can't say the bokeh is quite as smooth I'd still call it exceptional. It's fast to focus but there is a pronounced humming sound as it attempts to lock on. It IS very sharp. When I say sharp I mean, I cannot tell much if any difference comparing a 24MP full frame image at 135mm. You really have to size them up side by side in lightroom and then MAYBE you'll see a difference.
I'd mention the build. The outer metal barrel is a thin aluminum. It's quite nice good but it can scratch easy. It's just the reality of using a thin material more or less designed to limit weight and I've gotten minor scratches on mine. I'm still impressed with the overall build quality minus the focus by wire. Does it matter? Depends. I find mechanical focus at times a bit more easier to insure accuracy but any differences can easily be compensated for with a bit of attention.
So why is this lens special? For one, the bokeh is truly outstanding showing smooth transitions. This means at say 5.6 you can still manage a nice background without busy or unpleasing out of focus bits. If you like to shoot outdoors you'll really appreciate this. Foliage is the worst for that sort of thing. the 75 handles it like a champ at all apertures.
The size- the utterly ridiculous and stupendous size of it all. I can fit this in a coat pocket. All things equal- no, you won't get the same depth of field as a full frame 135mm at F2. Here is the thing though. I shoot a lot of weddings with a 135mm on a full frame and normally switch over to a crop sensor. This is to negate the insane amount of shallow depth of field. I'm often shooting at 3.5 to 5.6 and I can most easily say goodbye to the background. With this lens, I get the good stuff without the weight. At 1.8 this means sharp images at lower ISO's and that's the whole package in a nut shell. When you combine this with a camera with 5 axis you've entered next level performance IMO.
I noted the weight, but their is added value to it's overall size. I can take it to my kids events, plays, recitals...you name it. You take this out and no one bats an eye..NO ONE. I've never been stopped and asked what I'm doing because it's to big or looks like I'm conducting business. I've taken the 135mm 1.8 out with my big DSLR and it's like the room stopped. This guy? You'll get complements and no one questions your telephoto powers.
I find there are specialty lenses that blend IQ and functionality in such a way that's hard to pass up. This lens is one of them and I've owned MANY lenses. I think about 48 in the past 3 years. I can't stress how versatile it is. Put it in a bag and you'll never regret taking it anywhere. This is simply the only game in town IMO. I know of no other modest telephoto lens that can do what this does given the size- balance, speed and IQ.
I know I'm rambling but just one more thought. Back in the "good ol' days" reportage photographers had two cameras on them. One was with a 50mm (or thereabouts) and a 135mm. There is a reason for that. It's just enough reach without resorting to too much limitation. You have the speed and overall capabilities to push it through numerous scenarios. Now, because of the 75mm 1.8...you can have all of that but pocket sized. After much use- I can't think of a better lens I'd rather have on me. For all these reasons mentioned above, it is special! I think you'll be truly impressed.
2/5/16- quick update:
Still love the lens...but as a quick tip for those looking to purchase this....I recommend avoiding the Olympus hood. It's metal and slides over the metal barrel. There is a screw on the side which secures the lens to the top hood. You guess it....metal on metal....and you will end up with faint paint wear around the ridge of the barrel where the clamp sits. I bought this lens with the hood and sure enough. Now I have to look really close even in broad day light...but I like my gear as perfect as possible and it is a garbage hood design. I still 100 PERCENT recommend the lens, but just avoid the hood at all costs. Just get a screw in one aftermarket and save yourself some grief.
Quick update. For the past few months I've been piling on the shots with this lens in an attempt to ascertain it's overall quality in relation to the M43 gear as a whole. I've decided to part with my 135mm 1.8 and move over to M43 exclusively. I've shot A7, A7II, A77II and A900 and have been running these cameras along side my growing Olympus gear for about 2.5 years now. I will take the cash from the 135mm I sell and fund the 42.5 1.2 Nocticron. I suggest anyone starting off give this lens a try with any modern M43 camera. The price used now isn't a deal- it's a steal and the quality is almost ubsurd for just has small and affordable the system is. Also, I'm finding the eye detect with CAF to work really well with the 75 as well. Thanks.