The Olympus 75mm, tell me why I "need" it.

Started Oct 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
tedolf Forum Pro • Posts: 27,381
Oly should have made....

Dan Clark wrote:

OK, so the lens has awesome quality.  So what?  Why 75mm? For what is it useful?

75mm is effectively 150mm.  It's too long for a portrait lens and too short for a tele lens.  Every instance where that focal length would be useful, I would see a zoom as a much better option for better framing.  While a zoom may not be as sharp, if you have to crop in post to get good framing, you lose that advantage.

I don't get it.  Why 75mm fixed?


one lens: 52mm, f/1.2 and skipped both the 45mm and 75mm.   The 52mm would have come out to be ~105mm equivalent on FF, the perfect portrait lenght and would have been a fast enough for shallow DOF.    Then they could have focused on a 200mm f/4.0.    Tedolph

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