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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.
This is a great portrait lens; a must have for your camera bag!
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.
This lens is crazy sharp! The only downside is the plastic body, but it helps keep the lens light I guess.
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'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.
I just got this lens but the pix I have taken to test it look excellent.
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.
One of the best quality lenses I have seen in this format. Amazing Bokeh!
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.