Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8

Announced Jun 30, 2011 •
Telephoto prime lens | Micro Four Thirds | V311030BU000

(1) I can use Low ISO levels @ wide Apertures that I have not done before using my regular Zooms. (2) Very natural Focal length, what I see in my eye falls into this focal range. (3) Great for taking portriats of you husband/wife/GF/BF/or love ones on tables while waiting for food.

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I have a Voigtlander 42.5mm in my kit. Nevertheless, there are frequent times when a manual focus lens is impractical. I got the Olympus 45mm for those occasions. It is a lens that embodies and represents the M43 class of photography. It is a small, light, sharp and reasonably bright lens with quick AF. I find the build quality to be good relative to its cost. I have attached a generic, vented, metal lens hood to mine in order to protect the front element. I can literally toss it in my bag ...

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Denis de Gannes

What a superb lens in performing at the ideal range for portrait shots. Nuf said.

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Looking at it from this angle you would easily mistake the Olympus 45mm black edition for something that's more expensive, like a Sony Carl Zeiss Plannar 85mm F/1.4. In black it's super shiny and in the black limited edition is very pretty. Along side my Olympus 12mm F/2 all in silver, it's hard to tell which one of these lenses I actually prefer looking at. Announced in the Summer of 2011, this lens has been around a while with its 2x crop factor it comes out at being a 90mm equivalent lens, ...

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small,lightweight, pocketable. Crisp sharp, fast, no resonable barrel. My favorite for portraits @ f 2..3.5 with m4/3 counting down is the plastic housing. MINOX did better plastics. I might would give it a 4* if the deco ring would not fall off every now and then. I know it is not a bug, it is a feature, as I can buy a new deco ring.

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DavidChong1977
 

Premium Image Quality, sharp and beatiful color image. Very extrame fast focusing. Can do very well even in macro photography.

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1.8光圈下的逆光成像效果不错,稍感偏软,拍摄人像非常讨好眼球。

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tinpusher
 

So small and lightweight you can take it anywhere in a pocket. Optically it's superb and far better than expected for the price. Ideal for portraits but mainly used for landscapes and architecture where it's ideal for isolating detail. A great buy.

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chkugler
 

a great portrait lens! pictures : http://luke-photoblog.blogspot.de/2013/09/panasonic-g2-13.html

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47872Mike
 

A really good lens in every respect I can think of. When you finally get so sick of manually focusing your favourite 50mm lens on a m4/3 adapter that you stump up the cash for this, you'll be amazed at the speed of AF and the sharpness right from maximum aperture. The first time I took this lens outside, I was able to capture a sharp photo of two cyclists riding almost directly towards me at dusk. Its close focus capability is not at all bad at exactly half a meter, but I would love it even ...

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