Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens - for Micro Four Thirds System - Silver


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Olympus 45mm F/1.8 Mirrorless: Picture 1 regular $299.00

About Olympus 45mm F/1.8 Mirrorless

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M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 lens (90mm equivalent): This single focal length portrait lens has a beautiful shallow depth of field, which enables the background blurring effects not possible with the 14-42mm kit zoom lens. The MSCmechanism is great for tracking a moving child or pet, and provides a quick and silent focus mechanism for movies and still photography.

The Olympus 45mm F/1.8 Mirrorless is commonly used for Low light, Night photography, Portraits, Weddings and more.The Olympus 45mm F/1.8 Mirrorless is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Olympus 45mm F/1.8 Mirrorless: Consistent output, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight and Nice bokeh

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Lightweight (13),Nice bokeh (8),Easily interchangeable (7),Consistent output (5),Easy to use (5),Fast / accurate auto-focus (5),Reliable (4)
Best Uses:
Portraits (8),Low light (5),Night photography (4),Weddings (4),Everyday (3),Travel (3),Video (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (4),Enthusiast (3)

Olympus 45mm F/1.8 Mirrorless Specifications

Mount Type
Micro Four Thirds System Standard
Focal Length
45mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length - 90mm)
Lens Construction
9 Elements in 8 Groups
2 E-HR lenses
Angle of View
27 Degree
AF System
High-speed Imager AF(MSC)
Closest Focusing Distance
19.7" / 0.5m
Maximum Image Magnification
35mm Equivalent Max. Image magnification
Minimum Field Size
118 x 157mm
Number of Blades
7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Filter Size
Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
2.2x 1.7 in. / 56 x 46 mm
4.1 oz / 116g
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Olympus 45mm F/1.8 Mirrorless Reviews

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(based on 15 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


This is a Great Lens.

When I bought this lens, I really did not think that I really needed it. I was wrong. I use this lens a lot. It is small, compact, lightweight and is in my bag always. If i what low depth of field, this is a great lens for this. The other usage it is getting is video. It is a great interview lens because of the low depth of field. The background blur is wonderful. I use it on my GH2 and AF100. Thank you Olympus.

Reviewed by 15 customers


Works as expected


from New York  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This is a great portrait lens; a must have for your camera bag!


I'm VERY happy with this lens


from Tyler, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use two systems, a Nikon D800 with a good selection of lenses and my Oly EM-1, also with a nice selection of lenses and this 45mm 1.8, in terms of intended use, compares to my Nikkor 85mm 1.4. This M Zuiko 45mm is a very nice lens, very sharp with good bokeh and I have had some fantastic results using it for portraits as well as other shots where I wanted a shallow DOF. The camera and lens is WAY smaller and lighter than my D800 & 85mm so the Oly has become my daily carry-camera. For its price, compact size, quality and speed, I think this lens is excellent.


Great Lens!


from AK  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

This lens is crazy sharp! The only downside is the plastic body, but it helps keep the lens light I guess.


One great lens


from Baldwin, MD  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

This is great little lens. It is very sharp, very light and a good value. Focus is quick and manual focusing is is a snap too. I rate this lens higher than I rate Panasonic's 20mm f1.7 lens, and that is high praise indeed. If you shoot micro four thirds and do not have this lens, get it. I am happier with this lens than any others I have had. My only negate it they are small ones is that it does not come with a lens pouch or lens hood


It rarely gets sharper


from New Mexico  -  Professional

It's worth 4.5 stars. All I can say is sharp. The resolving power on an E-M5 is shocking, even at pixel peeping. 5 for sharpness. Focus is fast, should say very fast. Very good in low light, not near darkness. This lens is good for more than portraits, I like the focal length on an M43 body. Better at isolating some subjects. My gripe with most Olympus Lenses is minimum focus distance. Personally, just a little more close focus would be nice. Bought this with the hood. Olympus: Why a world class lens without a hood? Let me say it again, this is good for well lit indoors if you can use a narrower feild of view. This should be on every M43 body at some time, IMHO. Build is solid, not cheap.


Looks good!


from Lenox, Ma.  -  Semi-Professional

I just got this lens but the pix I have taken to test it look excellent.


Small, sharp, shallow depth of field


from San Diego, CA  -  Getting Started

I am very happy with my purchase of this lens. It is compact and produce sharp results. I've joked in regards to really good looking pictures that "it's not the photographer, it's the camera" and with this lens it's really the first time I was happy about the pictures I've taken. This lens is the initial reason why I've taken up an interest in photography.




from NY  -  Professional

One of the best quality lenses I have seen in this format. Amazing Bokeh!




from fremont  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

simply great


A Cool Lens To Have


from UK  -  Casual Photographer

The Olympus 45mm 1.8 lens is amazing, this is my first lens so i don't really have much to compare it to. The depth of the focus is pretty amazing. This lens is a perfect portrait lens and is very good at taken photos at anything, because the lens does all the work for you. The auto focus is pretty darn fast and the colors are great too. For people who are not in to portraiture the Olympus 45mm is still an outstanding lens to have. I found a web page that goes in to more detail on the lens here http://www.squidoo.com/olympus-45mm-1-8-review i hope this helps anyone who is looking to invest in the lens.


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Shopper  Does the auto focus work on a panasonic camera body? Anybody tried it?
YANNIS A  Off course it does. And so do the other Oly m4/3 lenses. Tested and verified.
Shopper  How does this lens compare to the Olympus 50mm f/2 (which I currently use on my E-PL1)? (aside it won't get as close, minor difference in length/speed and other things I can read in the specs)
RYAN M  Both lenses produce great image quality. The 45mm is not a macro lens like the 50 is, but otherwise theres not much to complain about- it focuses much faster, and it fits well on micro 4/3 bodies. It is VERY small and light! I use it on my e-pl1 as well, and it is a very nice lens.
Shopper  when?
ALEXANDER K  I ordered mine back in June, so I was probably fairly early in the queue. Mine just shipped, to arrive early next week.
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