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M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f1.8 , 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. M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f1.8
The Olympus 75mm F/1.8 Mirrorless is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Semi-professional among others.One reason why the Olympus 75mm F/1.8 Mirrorless is popular is because of its Reliable
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Absolutely WONDERFUL lens
This is a metal-bodied lens that looks like jewelry. It feels solid, the mechanism is highly damped, and is incredibly precise. The lens itself is lazer sharp, blisteringly sharp, renders beautiful dimension and gorgeous colors. I wish all of my lenses were this awesome. This glass is art, and will help you produce art! It's a 150mm equivalent, but I've learned to use it more and more just because of the phenomenal images it helps me produce, in combination with the Oly OMD-EM5.
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The lens was described as used but it didn't show any signs of use. It looked like brand new, right out of the box. Terrific savings for an outstanding lens. This was definitely the way to go. I'll check here first next time I'm looking for more gear.
The ONLY lens I use for video interviews. Use it on a GH4 shooting 4K or 200 mbs all I-Frame. Manual focus is the way to go. Auto is not going to give the same results. Clients love the sharp focus and creamy bokeh. Have to back up a bit from standard portrait 90mm FF distance but that hasn't been a problem so far. It's an expensive item, but it is so worth it when you look at the images during the edit process.
I use this for any shots where I need subject isolation, such as portraits. This lens has a nice build, is reasonably compact and light. But the best thing is the optical quality right from f1.8 across the frame. The only thing that is not quite up to that standard is the AF speed.
The lens is sharp, focuses quickly, and is quiet. However, it could easily be engineered with a built-in, slide-out hood. Not only is there not such a hood on the lens, but the dedicated hood that Olympus makes must be purchased separately. This is ridiculous for a professional-quality lens.
I am a grandfather. Much of the work I do is photographing my grandchildren. I use the 75mm Olympus 4/3 as a portrait lens. It enables me to frame just the head of an infant from about 6ft away. It is sharp. It focuses quickly and quietly. I am very happy with the purchase. I also tried it on some landscape photography in the woods near my home. The effort required some imagination on my part. In that not what it is all about? The results are stunning.
Follow-up and update of my previous review: There clearly are near-silent copies of this lens. I finally found a copy. It is not completely silent in manual focus mode, but produces a gentle and very low-level focussing sound/noise. The sqeeking crunching noise reported by others and myself is real. It seems to occurr for certain copies only, likely regardless of finish (silver/black). This lens clearly has a (electro-)mechanical quality issue, and Olympus should address it so the overall quality matches the high optical quality. Until Olympus has taken care of this, buyers will remain beta testers and have to deal with return policies and the hassle of shipping defect lenses back to the dealer. This is clearly not on par with the high quality and price standards set by Olympus.
The copy I received clearly showed the same unacceptable level of manual focussing noise which several others have been reporting for this lens. The noise can obviously interfer with video sound recording, and the lens does not fulfill the specifications claimed by Olympus. To clarify: this is not about the inevitable brief motor-type noise of the autofocus action of many autofocus lenses I know. It is about a sqeeking-crunching noise that accompanies every turn of the focus ring in manual mode. With the eye on the viewfinder, the noise could not be overheard and simply is not a sign of good quality. After an extensive search of the topic, here is what it comes down to: certain copies of the lens seem to have this issue, with owners referring to manual focussing noise; many owners emphasize that their lens is essentially silent, which indicates that there are lenses without the issue; the role of the irmware version is unclear, but based on the rather mechanical nature of the noise I doubt it can be relevent; surprisingly, the manufacturer remains silent on the issue although it has been lingering for long. Accordinly, this lens has a hidden quality issue. This concern is unrelated to the widely appraised optical quality. However, at this relatively high price point, the user can expect a product that does not sound like it will fail sooner or later. Adding to this concern is the fact that these lenses are focus-by-wire, so there is no mechanical tolerance, but rather a potential problem that might make the whole lens unusable down the road. It seems a good idea for Olympus to address this issue. Overall, while the optical qualities of this lens must be enjoyable, I first have to find a flawless copy.
After using the Oly pancake and 45mm 1.8 , I didn't think that the lenses could get any better. I was wrong. This is an amazing lens with incredible sharpness . Even wide open it will provide for you amazing resolution and sharpness. The high price might have some wavering a bit, but if the lens is something you feel you can truly use, don't hesitate to buy it. It won't let you down.
This lens delivers. Fantastic as a portrait lens. It's a keeper.
Fast focus, tack sharp images, small form factor...exactly what I was looking for.