This single-focal-length portrait lens has a beautiful shallow depth of field which allows for background blurring effects that are not possible with the 14-42mm kit zoom lens. The Movie-Still-Compatible (MSC) mechanism utilizes nearly "silent" focusing technology. It is great for tracking a moving child or pet, and provides a quick and silent focus mechanism for movies and still photography.
Mount Standard Micro Four Thirds System Standard Focal Length 45mm 35mm Equivalent Focal Length 90mm Lens Construction 9 Elements in 8 Groups 2 E-HR lenses Angle of View 27 Degree AF System High-speed Imager AF(MSC) Closest Focusing Distance 0.5m Maximum Image Magnification 0.11x 35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification 0.22x Minimum Field Size 118 x 157 mm Number of Blades 7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm) Maximum Aperture f1.8 Minimum Aperture f22 Filter Size Diameter 37mm Dimensions Diameter 56 x 46mm Weight 116g Box Contents Lens Cap(LC-37B), Lens Rear Cap(LR-2), Decoration Ring(DR-40)
Instruction Manual, Olympus Worldwide Warranty Card
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Customer Reviews of the M.Zuiko 45mm f1.8
October 28, 2015
Allmost perfect little lens
This lens is very light and feel an touch is plastic. At least the lens mount is metal.
It also doesn't have the 'Manual' focus ring which is a pity.
It's also a pity that this lens does not come with a lens hood.
Anyhow once you have this little one one your camera you might not want to remove it.
Very nice for portrait work - sharp at 1.8 with a decent bokeh.
Fast Autofocus with only little hunting in low light and only very few out-of-focus pics.
October 14, 2015
awesome portrait lens!
I have been using this lens for the past few months and it has become my most favorite portrait lens! The sharpness is amazing and provides the perfect amount of compression at 45mm (90mm equivalent). Don't let the small size fool you as the lens produces amazing photos. I love opening a photo in Photoshop, zooming all the way in and seeing all the details that it has captured. I never leave the house without this lens! Must have!
October 07, 2015
Best Lens I Own
I have been using this for a portrait class in college, and have gotten amazing quality work with this lens. My professor in art photography even asked, "What lens is this? I really need to buy it." The quality is just too good compared to the rest of my kit. If that doesn't convince you that you need this lens, I'm not sure what will. I continuously reach for this lens and find myself switching back to it over lenses with better range, etc., even over other cameras that I own.
September 04, 2015
This is my favorite lens of all my micro four thirds. This lens gets tremendous work during family gatherings, and the results really show compared to other non-portrait lenses, and obviously compared to run of the mill point and shoots. This lens really can separate the subject at the lowest f 1.8, and the sharpness is quite good. The lens can be used at f 1.8 quite often due to the inherent sharpness present.
August 01, 2015
It's really an amazing little thing, does what's expected from.
I'm using this lense with olympus air a01 and it's doing a great job.
I took a really nice photos with it.
I like the size, weight and quality of the photos.
The auto focus is really fast.
I use it almost for everything.
I think it's a MUST have lense for a 4/3 cameras.
May 03, 2015
Great short telephoto and useful for throwing the background out of focus of one or two person portrait photos. One star off since the autofocus can sometimes not lock in after initial start up. Just use manual focus to bring some contrasting edges into the frame and the autofocus will be able to pick it up from there. I keep this lens with me just about all the time.
April 04, 2015
Great portrait and street lens
Is it as good as the 75mm f/1.8? Nope, but it's close and, for the price, it's a terrific medium tele lens for portraits and street work. Light and quite sharp it's on a par with the 25 f/1.8 in price, size and IQ.
April 02, 2015
A great portrait lens
It is simply the best portrait lens I've ever used. I love the bokeh, sharpness, and autofocus speed.
March 28, 2015
Small, lightweight, and razor sharp
Got this lens for some headshots at work (and well, I do love primes!) and have not been at all disappointed. The focus is quick, and the images are very sharp. Got a good deal on it in the refurb store to save a bit of money. This one will get a lot of use!
March 25, 2015
Excellent portrait lens with stunning sharpness, contrast, and background blurring capabilities
I use this lens with OMD-EM10. This is another very sharp lens. It has a good solid feel. It is middle sized in my holy trinity of prime lenses which includes beside the 45mm, the Olympus 25mm f1.8 and Panasonic 14mm lens. However all three of my prime lenses + my 75-300 with a spare battery fit in my National Geograhic Africa collection small sling bag NG A4567. So while it is bigger than my other prime lenses, it is not huge. Infact it balances really well with the OMD-EM10.
The images this lens produces are stunning. They have very good colour, sharpness, and contrast. Same as the Olympus 25mm f1.8 lens. The focal length is eqivalent to 90mm of film camera. This focal lenght is ideal for portrait photography. It is sharp even wide open at f1.8. I manage to get decent background blur. People go wow when they see their picture taken with this lens.
If you are looking for a prime portrait lens, then go for this lens. It is for sure a very sharp and excellent lens. Highly recommended.
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