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M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8

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With a 25mm focal length and 47 degree angle of view, this lens sits right between wide and telephoto designs, making it a great choice as an all-around lens for your photography. A fast f1.8 circular aperture delivers beautifully soft defocused backgrounds for impressive portraits or when subject emphasis is the desired photographic effect. An inner focusing mechanism assures fast and accurate auto-focusing, and because it is an MSC design, it offers nearly silent focusing operation – a great feature when shooting HD movies.

Item # V311060BU000

Mount Standard Micro Four Thirds System Standard
Focal Length [35mm Equivalent Focal Length] 25mm   [50mm]
Lens Construction 9 elements in 7 Groups, 2 Aspherical lenses
Dust, Splash Proof, Freezeproof No
Angle of View 47 Degree
AF System High-speed Imager AF (MSC) 
Zoom Mechanism None
Closest Focusing Distance 9.4" 
Maximum Image Magnification 0.12x 
[35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification] [0.24x]
Minimum Field Size 144x108mm
Number of Blades 7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
Maximum Aperture F1.8
Minimum Aperture F22
Filter Size Diameter 46mm
Dimensions Diameter 2.2" x 1.6"
Weight 4.8 oz.
Box Contents Lens Cap(LC-46), Lens Rear Cap(LR-2), Lens Hood(LH-49B), Decoration Ring(DR-49), Instruction Manual, Olympus Worldwide Warranty Card
*Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
Related Accessories (Option) Protection Filter (PRF-D46 PRO)
Macro Converter (MCON P-02)
Lens Case (LSC-0814)

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November 30, 2015


A good prime lens

Pros: Faster than the 12-40mm f2.8 pro
Relatively cheap
Light, your EM1 feels like a Point and Shoot with this lens
Cons: Sharpness is not better than the f2.8 pro
DOF is not better than the f2.8 pro
Bottom line: if you already own the f2.8 pro, do not buy this one.

I purchased this lens along with the OMD-EM1 and the 12-40mm f2.8 pro. Before I got this lens, I also test the Nikon 50mm f1.4 on the Nikon D750 body. I really enjoy the DOF of the Nikon combination and was hoping to achieve the similar effect by using this prime lens. However, the result was quite disappointed. This lens is just not fast enough to get close the isolation effect like the Nikon combo. It is not much different than the f2.8 pro lens at 40mm. In term of sharpness, it is as good as the f2.8 pro but not better. Now to the pros, it does faster than the f2.8 pro so you do not have to rely on higher ISO to shot indoor photos.

November 26, 2015


Excellent lens

I bought the M Zuiko 25mm f1.8 about 2 months ago. In that time I have found that the lens is sharp.. sharp.. sharp.. I left the Sony SLT world and jumped to Olympus having Olympus OM 10 Film cameras.
The lens is great. Nice and light. Great for a walk around lens. Nice lens hood. I am impressed with the lens. Great build quality for what its made out of.
I had my reservations about leaving the SLT/DSLR world, but I am so glad I did. Why did I wait so long?

September 15, 2015


Nifty Fifty in your pocket

If you like the 50mm equivalent focal length on Fullframe cameras and the perspective it gives you then this lens will absolutely satisfy as it is sharp corner to corner when wide open and compact. Its flare resistant, produces nice out of focus blur, and has a neat sunstar pattern when the aperture is stopped down. For what you are getting, the price is worth it. the Package gives you a reversible lens hood that protects the lens body from scratches. The lens cap isn't the greatest but you can always get an aftermarket one.

August 09, 2015



BOKEH. First, I'm pretty new to photography. I have this mounted on my e-m5 mark ii, and I have barely taken it off. I also have the kit lens - 12-50mm EZ, but it sits in a cloth sack while I lug this around. I'm in love with this lens for street photography. My wife and I have already snapped some great pictures. It's my first time using a prime lens and the F1.8 is incredible for getting some bokeh. I'm really happy with this so far. It focuses pretty quickly. I can't wait to buy more lenses if the quality of all of Olympus's lenses are similar.

April 08, 2015


My favorite Olympus lens

This is my favorite Olympus lens so far. I love the 50mm equivalent focal length because it's extremely versatile. It is on my OM-D E-M5 practically every day. The autofocus is lightning quick and accurate. It renders images beautifully with excellent contrast. My favorite part is the bokeh - creamy and smooth. The only thing I don't like about it is its build. Very plasticky - even more pronounced in the lens hood. (But I guess I'm just glad Olympus included a lens hood). The focusing ring already has a few dents on it. But that's a minor complaint. I love this lens!

April 04, 2015


It doesn't get any better

The only lens I can compare this to in a past life is the Nikon 35mm DX f/1.8. Like that bargain it is small, light, fast and scary sharp. Fits in a small pocket and renders fine color and detail. Pair it with an E-M1 in low light and you can take almost any picture; also good on an E-M10.

April 02, 2015


Great all around lens

With the equivalent focal length of a 50mm in 35mm terms, this lens delivers great sharpness in a standard lens.

March 25, 2015

Manish Vanjara

Sharp, well built, excellent lens for street, portrait and low light

This is an amazingly sharp lens. Paired with an OMD, it is well balanced and becomes the classic favourite focal length of 50mm. In my portfolio,

I find a lot of people end up liking pictures shot with this lens as their favourite. And it is easy to understand the reason - it has great colours, sharpness, and contrast.

It is very good for low light as well. Even wide open at f1.8, the pictures are very sharp and pleasant.

It has become my go-to lens for street photography. It is very well built. It focuses fast with my OMD-EM10. Even in low light.

Yes I recommend this lens to my friends.

January 13, 2015


Small, fast, sharp, and more

I just got this thing, and instantly attached myself to it. This is a really good combination of a lens--small, light, relatively inexpensive, fast aperture, high resolution, good color transmission, focuses pretty close (there is also a macro adapter in a really tight pinch), and balances well on my E- M1 as well as my new PEN E-PL7. Doesn't scare people like my 12-40mm f2.8 pro does either, so I can get away with more pics!

Also, the gods from Olympus have finally given us a lens hood to go with the lens--finally! (Should I see that as a $40 discount?)

I can not really think of any huge drawbacks concerning this as a normal prime lens on a modest budget. If you like normal FL primes, this is hard not to like.

Ok, selfies. It's too long of a focal length for a good selfie. My big head is the only thing I see in the frame when I use it. Get a m4/3 17mm or wider for selfies.

It's also not the sharpest lens I've seen, but it's sharp enough that unless you have flawless handling with low ISO, it'll be you and not the lens as the limiting sharpness factor.

This is my new standard bearer for a casual walk around lens. Just add an additional lens or two in my bag and I'm pretty much set for most situations. Can't believe I waited this long to get it.

August 09, 2014


No regrets for the past,for me small is beautiful.

After using Nikon (D300/D700) and Sony (NEX-7/A7r) now I use only Olympus.
Two body OM-D E-M5: one OM-D E-M5 with 25mm F1.8 and another OM-D E-M5 with 75mm F1.8.
No regrets for the past,for me small is beautiful. Image quality of the Olympus with its lens is sharp, beautiful with gorgeous color.

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