New Olympus 75mm F1.8

Started Jan 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
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reygon Senior Member • Posts: 2,037
New Olympus 75mm F1.8

With ongoing 20% Olympus rebate here in Australia I got a new 75mm 1.8F lens. I also negotiated a 10% discount from the store (Teds) on the RRP so an amazing 30% discount

Quick feedback on this lens:

  • Build - magnificent compact finish, solid metal build and not too long (almost same height as the 12-50mm). Very good weight that suits well on my OMD. It's silver finish is elegant in my black OMD.
  • Autofocus - very fast and accurate. Even in low light very quick in focusing. Closest focus is 84mm. Focus ring is very smooth for manual focus.
  • At 75mm this will be very good lens for candid shot, sports and street photography. Length is a personal preference for portrait (i.e. some of you may want to shot closer) but for street photography or even during parties this is a great lens.
  • IQ and Bokeh - excellent! I'm very happy with it.
  • Cons - no lens hood for a $700 lens

Photos below - the lens and some test shots.

Elegant look and great lens

You are not that close to scare a bird with 75mm

Yummy bokeh @dinner

Perfect for street photography

Will be great for landscape too

any C&C appreciated. happy to know about your experience on this lens too.

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