Who is disappointed with the Oly 45mm lens?

Started Nov 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
carlvds Senior Member • Posts: 1,556
Disappointed with the Oly 45mm lens?

I purchased this lens for its low light capability, but got very frustrated by the rather fuzzy shots I got @ f1.8.

@ f1.8 my copy is almost unusable, very unsharp, however @ f 3.5 it almost matches my Zuiko 50mm 2.0 in sharpness. I think I got a dud.

Should I send the lens in for servicing?

The problem is quite evident in these two EPL1 shots, on tripod, shutter shock activated, manually focussed @ 14x magnification,

first shot @ f3.5 is fine,

sharp @ f3.5

second @ f1.8 not sharp at all

Not sharp @ f 1.8

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E620, ZD 9-18, ZD14-42, ZD 14-45, ZD 14-54MKII, ZD50mm 2.0, ZD 40-150 mkI & II, ZD 70-300, Sigma 105mm 2.8 macro, EX 25
EPL-1, 14-42mm MKI , µ4/3 45mm 1.8 and VF-2
and a bunch of OM lenses (see profile/plan)

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