Olympus OM-D E-M5 with legacy OM lens - 50mm f/1.8

I mounted my old F.Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 lens on my OM-D today and I was truly impressed by the performance of this $50 lens. I was already very pleased with it on my old 5 mega-pixel Olympus E-1 camera, but I wasn't expecting it to be that good on a 16 mega-pixel OM-D! Center sharpness is excellent, and corner are good when lens is slightly stopped (f/4). Also, no CA so to speak in normal conditions.

Focus ring is very smooth and critical focus is very easy to achieve with image stabilization so shooting wide open is an option :)

Below some sample images taken with this lens. All handheld (IBIS on, although only needed to help focusing), raw processed with LR 4.1.

 Mounted on the black OM-D... gorgeous me think ;-)
 This first image is about 1/3 crop from the full frame. I think it was shot at f/2.8.
 The mandatory dog picture. This one was at f/4.
 Close up at f/4. Background blur is very acceptable to me.
 What about a 1:1 crop? First, here is the full image. Deer like to think that our backyard is their playground ;-)
 And now the 1:1 crop... look at the details in the ears (click on the image to truly see the 1:1 crop)

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bibiki78
By bibiki78 (10 months ago)

nice quality

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glenn capers
By glenn capers (Jan 16, 2013)

If you like the camera then you have to read this review of its latest f 1.8 17mm lens
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3481019294/olympus-m-zuiko-17mm-f18

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glenn capers
By glenn capers (Jan 7, 2013)

nice quality

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