Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8

Announced Feb 8, 2012 •
Telephoto prime lens | Micro Four Thirds | V311040BU000

This lens is excellent in terms of feeling and delivery but to be shipped without lenshood for that big amount of money is well, too cheap. I also believe it deserves to be weather sealed. However it is very good and useful. Coming from full frame I like to be able to shoot with a shallow depth of field and this lens will allow just that. Good for portraits but be ready to stand 10-15 meters from your subject. I would have reviewed 5/5 if it wasn't for the two design complaints mentioned ...

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I think I was under the influence of GAS (gear addiction syndrome) when I decided to buy this lens. Certainly, it was early in my process of acquiring a set of core lenses for my new M43 kit that I thought the 75mm would be an important member. This reflected upon my experience of using the Canon 135L; a legendary lens. A razor sharp medium telephoto that has great scene compression, colour rendition and subject separation. The Olympus 75mm seemed like it would fit into this space in my line-up.

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Wow. I am quite demanding when I comes to sharpness, detail and pleasing depth of field/bokeh and I was doubting I could find all of this in a micro four third size without it costing me an arm and a leg! This is a gem of a lens; you couldn't ask for crisper, more beautiful pictures with a dreamy DoF. The construction is solid and that would almost be its only downside when used with my Pen F : it becomes a little heavy for those little camera bodies - but that's my feeling. I haven't been ...

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romangeber
 

I gave it 4.5 for stunning optical quality, fast AF, great build quality (a lot of metal), great versatility and price. The only thing missing is weather sealing. I don't understand why Oly didn't throw that in too. Makes the half star loss. A lot of articles I read about this lens describe it as a bit of a specialty item. It'd only be useful for portraits. The focal length is wired, and so on. For me none of this holds true. It's a small telephoto prime for me. Yes it's great for portraits. ...

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I am not a professional photographer, but once in a while I am volunteering to help photographing an internal office event or something like that. For such event photography, I will usually use two lenses with large aperture and I will mostly bring two bodies, my GX8, and my GX7. One of the lens will be a normal zoom which most of the time will always be my 12-35mm f2.8, And the other lens will be a tele lens. The choice for such tele lens will be Oly 45mm 1.8, this lens, Oly 45-150 2.8, or ...

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mmr
 

I _really_ like this lens on my Olympus om-d em-1.  It focuses quickly, and where it's in focus, it's tack sharp, and the bokeh is as smooth as could be desired. It does landscapes: A mountain in the Eastern Sierras Candids: In the hot springs Portraits: On a hike Sports in a relatively dark gym: On the run For what it is-- a 150mm equivalent lens-- I find it to be as perfect as I could ask for.

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http://robertevangelista.blogspot.com/2015/12/olympus-75-mm-18-robin.html I don't own this lens yet. However on the short time I was able to test it. Here are what made me fall in love with this lens. 1.) Allows me to step back and be unnoticed . 2.) Great Compression for Portraits. 3.) Speed that Complements the focal length 4.) Great balance between Sharpness and Bokeh. Gives enough DOF to keep all parts of the subject in focus while separating the subject from the Background. 5.) Dynamic ...

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This is a quick review of the M Zuiko f1.8, a lens already reviewed and appreciated by many. I've had mine for about 2 months and I love it. I previously used an old Olympus OM 85mm f2 for similar purposes on 43 and m43. First impressions are very positive. It's about twice the size of the popular M Zuiko 45mm f1.8, but the build is much better, at least from the outside. It's all metal, save for the lens cap. Feels nice and premium to the touch, but it's not as heavy as some old legacy ...

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77phil77

I thought I would add my thoughts to the forum on my 75mm Zuiko which I have now had for a year. May I say outright if I could only keep only one lens from my collection based on the quality of its delivery this would be the one. Its nicely balanced, doesn't look like the short telephoto it is, its surprisingly versatile (more later) is super sharp and the f1.8 allows use in dim lit situations you just wouldn't normally think of trying. My passion is architecture and buildings which I can ...

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I only have a few lenses, an all-around zoom + a macro and fisheye lens.  Was looking for something for taking photos at the park or portrait pics.  This seems to be quite a fun lens to play with, as it has a wide range of situations it appears to be comfortable in.  I don't think I have much to say that the other reviews have not said already, so a picture!

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