DxOMark: Is the 75 1.8 the best m43 lens Available?

Started Jan 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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marike6 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,088
DxOMark: Is the 75 1.8 the best m43 lens Available?

DxOMark has reviewed the Olympus 75 1.8.  From the test review:

"The Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f/1.8 is best lens DxOMark have tested for the Micro Four Thirds hybrid camera system. Available for both Olympus and Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras it’s an excellent choice for portraits, sports or low-light photography but costing $899, or $975 including the lens hood, it’s not cheap. Money aside however this lens delivers good results for a Micro Four Thirds lens in all DxOMark Lens Metric Scores and with a Sharpness Score of 11P-Mpix it’s the sharpest lens available for this system.

If you’re a convert to the smaller and lighter Micro Four Thirds cameras then the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f/1.8 is excellent, but to put it into some context it’s not in the same league as other portrait lens and camera combinations. Take for example the Nikon 85mm f/1.8G mounted on a Nikon D3X lately reviewed.

If the high cost of the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f/1.8 is out of reach then Micro Four Thirds photographers will be pleased that the cheaper $400 Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 is a good alternative. As we’ve seen it’s not as sharp as the 75mm version and edge sharpness is inconsistent, but it represents better value if budgets are squeezed."

See link below for the full DxOMark article:

DxOMark Test and Review of Olympus 75 1.8

This test from DxOMark is no surprise after the excellent tests at Lenstip, it was clear that Olympus had a winner in the 75 1.8.

Side note, the second paragraph is sure to help dispel the myth that I've read on these forums more than once that m43 lenses are sharper than FF lenses  (Just sayin', not looking to stir things up or for an argument as I'm exhausted from all the bickering over on the Nikon forums).

But anyway, this review should bring a lot of smiles to Olympus and m43 shooters.

Happy shooting, Markus Arike

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