Should Lumix users buy the Olympus 75mm lens?

Started Jan 21, 2013 | Questions thread
rrr_hhh Veteran Member • Posts: 6,020
Re: Should Lumix users buy the Olympus 75mm lens?

ryan2007 wrote:

To me its not worth $900 for one stop of light when for another $600 at this level you can get a way more versatile range.

Save up for it you'll really be happy with it.

That is only one aspect of the story. The other being that this lens is incredibly sharp all over the frame, including in the corners and that from F2.8 up to even F8 it is the sharpest mft lens. Wide open, it has an incredibly creamy bokey. And at all apertures it is showing a great micro contrast.

But given your usual bias against everything Olympus I'm not surprised by your conclusion.

The 75mm isn't an easy focal length, it is a beautiful lens, but I find it often a little too long. For portraits, you have to stand quite far away from your subjects, too far away for my taste. I prefer to use it for landscapes, or architecture details and the like.

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