The M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 is Olympus’s premium medium telephoto ‘portrait’ lens for Micro Four Thirds. It’s beautifully made, with an all-metal barrel, and the autofocus is fast and essentially silent. Image quality is excellent too, blending impressive sharpness with attractively blurred out-of-focus backgrounds.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 75mm f/1.8 Lens (Micro Four Thirds)
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- 75mm focal length
- 150mm equivalent focal length on Micro Four Thirds cameras
- F1.8 maximum aperture; F22 minimum
- 58mm filters
- 0.84m/33.07" minimum focus
- Micro Four Thirds mount for Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens cameras
|Lens type||Prime lens|
|Max Format size||FourThirds|
|Focal length||75 mm|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9|
|Aperture notes||Circular aperture diaphragm|
|Minimum focus||0.84 m (33.07″)|
|Full time manual||Yes|
|Weight||305 g (0.67 lb)|
|Diameter||64 mm (2.52″)|
|Length||69 mm (2.72″)|
|Filter thread||58 mm|
|Hood product code||LH-61F (Optional)|
Amazing lens, incredible sharpness
Day light, olympus pen e-p5 75 mm 1.8 New to th micro 4/3, Coming from Pentax 645d, Nikon D4, D800 and skeptical of the smaller sensor size of the M4/3. I bought the olympus e-p5 with 5 primes for the size factor. the olympus 75mm 1.8 is simply amazing. Size, build quality are superb. Sharpness, bokhen and colors are unbelievable. of the 5 primes 12mm,17mm,45mm,75mm Olympus and 25 mm Leica, the 75 mm is my favourite of the group. 150 mm f 1.8 is a good portrait range with exceptional ...
Utterly amazing results, but takes some getting used to
I bought this lens after seeing a friend's amazing portraits taken with it, checking samples on Flickr, and reading the praise it has received in online reviews. I also wanted to get some great shots of my baby daughter while she was still an infant, and getting in too close distracts her too much - she stops doing whatever makes the image worth taking :) Also, I did some concert photography for a band and found myself having to get in too close because my brightest/fastest lens was not a zoom. ...
If you think you have a use for this lens...
Just buy it. I can't really add anything that hasn't already been said. The lens excels in everything you would want it to excel in. Razor sharp. very low in optical aberrations, coma, astigmatism, and distortion. Absolutely wonderful bokeh! If you can justify the cost based on your style of photography, get one.
If you shoot people, pair it with the 45
As one reviewer said just buy it. Another said "if you have a use for it". If you shoot people, landscapes night street scenes, indoor sports, theater and other performance art, you HAVE a use for this lens. To let some pictures do the talking first ... Some people samples .. Kids Littlies .. Some Low (sometimes extremely low) light samples Music - I couldn't even SEE some of these musicians esp the camera tech lady, I saw only a silhouette. THe OMF VF to the rescue. Footloose The 75 (and ...
Next upgrade question. Lens or new body?
Hi all, I am looking for some advice on my next upgrade move. Currently I have a GX1 body, 14-42mm PZ, and a PL 25mm f1.4 lens. I mainly use the camera indoor or outside at the park for baby portraits / video and some occasional scenery pictures. The PL25 was a wonder when the baby was little and couldn't move as freely. But now since she has grown up and can crawl around a lot faster, I can't get any easy close up big head shots anymore. She will just straight dash towards me and start to trying to grab my camera whenever I point the camera at her. I tried the PZ lens and max zoom, it didn't quiet put me out of her attention zone :( So I am thinking about getting a longer focal length prime lens, with wide aperture. Due to that often times I have to take her photo at night, and wife put up the absolute no flash light rules in front of the baby. I am thinking the olympus 75mm f1.8, or maybe a GX7 for the IBIS (i do have problem taking sharp picture at night when shutter speed start ...
The IBIS won't help with getting clear shots of the little one, unfortunately... If it was up to me, I'd probably go for the lens. The Sigma is very sharp, but it is a lot slower than your PL 25/1.4 - for the same shutter speed, you could be two stops higher in ISO, something I generally like to avoid but especially on the older sensor Panasonics. I don't have a GX1 and am not speaking from experience, but from what I've seen I'd personally want to avoid a two stop ISO bump. Continue Reading
thanks for the input. I am leaning toward the lens myself too as I am really not sure if I can utilize all the feathers that GX7 packs as I am just getting myself around the GX1. I will bring this question to the M43 section see if the people there have experience with the gear listed. Continue Reading
Olympus 75mm lens and close-up filter for macros?
Has anyone tried the Olympus 75mm F/1.8 lens with a close-up filter for macro pictures? I am considering getting the 75mm lens and want to use it for multiple situations. With it being so sharp and with a very good macro filter, will it be useful for pictures of small flowers and such?
I love the fact that there are so many ways to go macro. A true macro lens. Closeup filters on a standard lens. Extension tubes. Bellows with a standard lens. Bellows with an enlarging lens (really high quality and magnifications). Reverse ring with a single lens. Reversing one lens on the front of another. Telextender (which will double the image size at the same close focus point). That's 8 options. Can anyone add to the list? Continue Reading
Yes, here my report: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3522091 In short: The 75mm is a very good lens, but not a very good macro lens ;-) Continue Reading
Your thoughts and experience: Oly 75mm or Pana 35-100?
Hi everyone. I'm ready to purchase a new tele lens for my m4/3 set-up (GX1 and E-PM2, Pana 7-14, Pana 20, Pana 12-35, Oly 45). Thing is, I'm really torn between the Olympus 75mm f/1.8 prime and Panasonic's 35-100 f/2.8 zoom. My question relates to the real-life situations in which you have been using those lenses, and not to any sharpness/depth-of-field/image-stabilization issues - as you've noticed I have both Pana and Olympus bodies, I'm well aware of what kind of depth of field I get with m4/3, and for my usage most of the system's lenses at this level are plenty sharp and well-corrected for aberrations. Plus I've got Photoshop. I was thinking hard about getting the zoom, but then I researched a bit and realized that for about $400 less, if you figure the OEM lens hood in, the Olympus 75 does look like an appealing lens that would complement my set-up so that I could get roughly the same photography I'd get with the 35-100 zoom. *Roughly*. I already have 70mm equivalent covered ...
I own both. They are both phenomenal lenses, and the 75/1.8 might be the finest optic overall I've ever owned. However, if I could only keep one, it would be the 35-100 hands down. They are both very sharp lenses with great renderings, but the versatility of the 35-100 wins out for me. I bring my 75/1.8 in my bag when I know I'm going to be shooting portraits, or if I know I'm going to want telephoto with much shallower depth of field, but my 35-100 is in my bag EVERY day I bring my OM-D. Also, I use the 35-100 over the 75mm when in a studio setting, as I'm usually shooting at around f/5.6, and there the 75 is really no sharper, so I simply gain flexibility and lose nothing. It is very sharp at all focal lengths and all apertures, autofocus is extremely fast and accurate, and it's weathersealed. I've done reviews of both, if you're interested: 75mm: http://admiringlight.com/blog/review-olympus-m-zuiko-75mm-f1-8-ed-msc/ 35-100: http://admiringlight.com/blog/review-panasonic-lumix-g- ... Continue Reading
I have both and there is almost no similarity in use. The 75/1.8 is used when I know I'll need a bright mid tele, such as concerts, shows etc. Aslo I also like to shoot primes when I fancy the challenge of a single focal length to help develop my seeing eye (and trust me, it needs help). The 35-100/2.8 is a walkabout lens for when I expect to need a variety of focal lengths from shot to shot. I went to temple fund-raiser on Friday and took the 7-14/4, 20/1.7 and 35-100. The temple was dull, essentially still in the planning stages and nothing to photograph. So I took a walk around the surrounding bushland and kept the 35-100 on the whole time: Here's a few images from the walk, not as a recommendation for the lens, just an example of the varying FLs on the walk: 100mm 93mm 68mm 35mm 46mm 100mm 100mm For the last two, even the 100mm wasn't enough and the images are cropped. I like having both lenses. If you feel you may eventually want both lenses, my advice would be to go ... Continue Reading
Navegador wrote: Hi everyone. I'm ready to purchase a new tele lens for my m4/3 set-up (GX1 and E-PM2, Pana 7-14, Pana 20, Pana 12-35, Oly 45). A very intelligently planned lens collection! Thing is, I'm really torn between the Olympus 75mm f/1.8 prime and Panasonic's 35-100 f/2.8 zoom. You got shallow DOF for portaits with your 45, so for additional range, the 35-100 would be the lens of choice. I was thinking hard about getting the zoom, but then I researched a bit and realized that for about $400 less, if you figure the OEM lens hood in, the Olympus 75 does look like an appealing lens that would complement my set-up so that I could get roughly the same photography I'd get with the 35-100 zoom. *Roughly*. I already have 70mm equivalent covered with the 12-35, 90mm with the 45 and would get a longer focal length (150 equiv.) with the added benefit of a lager aperture. On the flip side, I'd be switching lenses a lot more and losing everything between 70-90, then 90-150, and from ... Continue Reading