PIX 2015

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8

Announced Jan 29, 2014 •
Prime lens | Micro Four Thirds

Finally I've got my Zuiko m4/3 25mm f/1.8 lens, in Italy as usual  all Olympus and Zuiko products arrive a little bit later than all the other European countries. I owned already the m4/3 17mm f/1.8 and was very happy with it. I'm a street photographer and the 35 mm equivalent is the best lens for reportages. Now I'm owning the 25mm too equivalent to 50mm on 35mm slr and let me say that I'm getting addicted! I'm not a technical expert, I judge the quality of the lens only the image taken. By ...

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This is a copy of my Amazon review, plus a few side comments. Well, there's not a lot I can say about this lens that hasn't been said already. It is an excellent performer with almost no downsides. Price is the only real drawback, as $400 is frankly too much to pay for a traditional 50mm field of view, with no special abilities like macro and a respectable but not extraordinary f/1.8 aperture, not to mention a plastic build (though very excellent - I have no qualms about the build quality). ...

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Willem Steenis

I own the 25 mm just two weeks now, but I'm already convinced! But I have to tell you that I'm not a professional photographer or image expert. Just before my trip to The Gambia I could manage it to get one silver version in my hands. Silver makes the better images, right? And it fits well and looks great on my PEN E-P5. The lens iis -in my opinion- extremely fast with focusing and I had not much shots out of focus. It was really a joy to have it on my camera. Razor sharp and although it ...

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I have had the Olympus 25mm f1.8 lens for a few days now, and I am very happy with it. Selected photos I have taken with the 25mm f1.8 are here (nothing special, just everyday scenes). My short review of the lens, based on a few days of usage: BUILD The lens has a plastic body with a metal lens mount, and feels solid. The focus-by-wire focus ring is about as wide as a finger and feels nicely damped. Olympus includes a bayonet style plastic lens hood with the 25mm f1.8. SHARPNESS The 25mm f1.8 ...

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