Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 75mm f/1.8 Lens, Black - for Micro Four Thirds System

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OLYMPUS M. Zuiko Digital 75MM F/1.8 - MICRO 4/3 - BLACK

Someone just asked you to take her picture, and you need to pick a lens. By luck, you pick the OLYMPUS M.Zuiko Digital 75MM F/1.8 - MICRO 4/3 – BLACK out of your bag, and that’s good—because the portrait shot you then take offers subtle background blurring and a sharp, crisp image even in the low light setting you’re working in. If only we all had a go-to portrait lens of this quality.

Product Highlights

  • What goes into making this portrait lens work? It starts with a large, bright 50mm dimension and beautiful design that includes 10 individual lens elements, including 3 ED lenses and 2 HR lenses.
  • Subtle, quick autofocus ensures that when someone says, “take my picture!” you’ll be ready to go with the Olympus 75mm lens at a moment’s notice.
  • With close focusing down to 29.5 inches, you can take intimate portraits and headshots with the best of them.

Acquire an Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens for yourself and you’ll see precisely what makes this lens so unique—like your ability to take stunning portraits, even on short notice.

 



Learn about the OLYMPUS M. Zuiko Digital 75MM F/1.8 - MICRO 4/3 - BLACK

Sometimes, you need a lens that will zoom—but indoors, the story’s a little different. Whether you’re taking studio shots, theatre pictures, or capturing indoor sports, you need a camera lens capable of producing quality and consistency with every portrait shot. That means a high-grade fast aperture, unique lens design, and the proper focal length to highlight your subjects while offering a soft background blur. In short, you’ll need the OLYMPUS M. Zuiko Digital 75mm F/1.8 - MICRO 4/3 – BLACK, compatible with the Micro Four Thirds System. This lens isn’t only fast, but it’s accurate, giving you the ability to pull it out for a stunning portrait at a moment’s notice.



  • The largest aperture here, f/1.8, means that you’re capturing all the light you need, even if the lighting indoors isn’t always favorable. As any backyard astronomer will tell you, aperture is one of the most important variables that determines whether or not you’ll be able to take a clear, beautiful photograph of your subject. But it’s important even if you’re taking photos of a subject two feet away as opposed to stars that are light years away.
  • A nine-blade aperture unit doesn’t hurt, either. It creates a natural, circular defocusing that gently blurs backgrounds, drawing your viewer’s eye exactly where you want it. This gives portrait and studio photographers exactly what they’re looking for: the ability to bring out their camera in both live and studio events to simply take a picture and let the lens do the heavy lifting. Of course, in order to achieve that kind of focusing, you’re going to need an autofocus that can deliver as well.
  • And how about that autofocus? With the Olympus 75mm, you’ll receive an autofocus drive that offers quick, almost silent focusing. And with close focusing coming down to 29.5 inches, you’ll have plenty to focus on, handling portraits in close range and longer. The lens elements including Olympus’ ZERO (Zuiko Extra-Low Reflection Optical) coating technology offer their help in giving each photograph the crisp, clear look it deserves.
  • Lens construction is a detail that can’t be overlooked for a portrait lens like the Olympus 75mm f/1.8, and luckily, Olympus isn’t skimping out here. In addition to the 9-blade aperture unit, you’ll find 10 individual lens elements in 9 groups, which includes a total of 3 ED lenses and 2 HR lenses. This will reduce the amount of aberration that comes through, giving your pictures a consistency over time that will reduce any editing or re-shooting that may be required. This is great whether you’re an amateur photographer or a seasoned professional.
  • Accessories include a plastic lens cap, a lens rear cap, the instruction manual, and Olympus’ 1-year warranty, giving you the freedom of durability. But you likely won’t have to worry about that, considering the solid construction here and the sturdy 10.7-ounce weight.

At Adorama, we feature a lot of lenses that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds System, but rarely one as capable of producing beautiful portrait shots time and time again as the OLYMPUS M. Zuiko Digital 75mm F/1.8 - MICRO 4/3.

 



From the Manufacturer
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 commonly used for Low light and more.The Olympus 75mm F/1.8 Mirrorless is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast among others.One reason why the Olympus 75mm F/1.8 Mirrorless is popular is because of its Lightweight

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (6),Durable (5),Easy to use (5),Reliable (5),Nice bokeh (3),Strong construction (3)
Best Uses:
Portraits (6),Low light (4),Everyday (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (5),Semi-professional (5)

Olympus 75mm F/1.8 Mirrorless Specifications

Mount Type
Micro Four Thirds System Standard
Focal Length
75mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length - 150mm)
Lens Construction
10 Elements in 9 Groups
of 3 ED lenses and 2 HR lenses.
Angle of View
16 Degree
AF System
High-speed Imager AF(MSC)
Closest Focusing Distance
33"
Maximum Image Magnification
0.10x
35mm Equivalent Max. Image magnification
0.20x
Minimum Field Size
5.1" x 6.81"
Number of Blades
9 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
Maximum Aperture
F1.8
Minimum Aperture
F22
Filter Size
58mm
Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
2.52x 2.71 in.
Weight
10.7 oz

Olympus 75mm F/1.8 Mirrorless Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.4

(based on 13 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

You Need This 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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Focussing noise issue (update)

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 qua...

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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.

Reviewed by 13 customers

 
5.0

Better than rated

By

from N.E. Ohio  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

 
5.0

It's Worth the Price

By

from South Carolina  -  Pro Photographer

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.

 
5.0

Excellent optics

By

from Boston, MA  -  Casual Photographer

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.

 
4.0

Sharp, fast, quiet, but no hood!

By

from Chicago, IL  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You Need This Lens

By

from North Woods of Michigan  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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.

(2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Focussing noise issue (update)

By

from Chicago, IL  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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.

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Focussing noise issue

By

from Chicago, IL  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superb!

By

from Northeastern, PAz  -  Semi-Professional

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best m4/3 lens yet!

By

from Atlanta, GA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

This lens delivers. Fantastic as a portrait lens. It's a keeper.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Olympus 75mm 1.8

By

from Columbus, OH  -  Semi-Professional

Fast focus, tack sharp images, small form factor...exactly what I was looking for.

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