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M.Zuiko 75mm f1.8

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Overview

A high-grade fast aperture portrait lens featuring metallic construction and a light weight of just 10.7 oz. With a 35mm equivalent focal length of 150mm, it is suitable for studio portraits, theatre stage and indoor sports photography. A large bright 50mm front lens element compliments a sophisticated optical design of 10 individual lens elements in 9 groups, including a total of 3 ED lenses and 2 HR lenses. Clear and sharp image quality starts from its largest f1.8 aperture, and a 9 blade aperture unit produces beautiful circular defocusing. MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) AF drive assures fast and nearly silent focusing. Lens elements feature Olympus' ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating technology. Close focusing down to 29.5 inches is possible. A metal lens hood and lens cap are available as optional accessories.

Item # V311040SU000

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Specifications

Focal Length 75mm (35mm equivalent focal length 150mm)
Lens construction 10 elements in 9 Groups - 3 ED lenses, 2 HR lenses,
Angle of View 16 Degree
AF System High-speed Imager AF (MSC)
Closest Focusing Distance 0.84m
Maximum Image Magnification 0.10x (35mm equivalent Maximum Image Magnification 0.20x)
Minimum Field Size 130 x 173mm
Number of Blades 9 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
Maximum Aperture f1.8
Minimum Aperture f22
Filter Size Diameter 58mm
Dimension Diameter 64 x 69mm
Weight 305g
Box Contents Lens Cap(LC-58E), Lens Rear Cap(LR-2) , Instruction Manual, Olympus Worldwide Warranty Card
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April 23, 2015

Sa Ang

Great lens!

This lens is so sharp! IT is an excellent collection for my new camera O-MD E-M5 Mark II. The 75mm 1.8 is so clear; the video quality on this lens is superb. Wish Olympus would make the 4k in the future, though. AF drive offering a silent, fast and smooth AF. I have seen some extraordinary results with this lens. It has an excellent bokeh, with few fringing but not noticeable. My suggestion is, get this lens asap if you're serious about picture quality!

April 08, 2015

Joe

Believe the HYPE - THIS LENS IS AWESOME!!

Though not a practical focal length, this lens is great to use and rivals professional grade lenses from Canon and Nikon. The build quality is fantastic - metal construction! The autofocus is good under low light but excellent in outdoor daylight. This lens is also sharp and produces overall great image quality - color, bokeh, skin tones, etc. I wish all the Olympus lenses were metal like this guy. BUT THERE'S NO LENS HOOD INCLUDED! Also, no weather sealing. But those complaints aside - I love this lens!

April 03, 2015

Paul

Excellence

This is a VERY impressive lens. The feel of the lens is among the finest of any I've held in my hands. Super solid and 'dense' feeling (i.e. lots of metal and glass) without being overly large or heavy in any way. The 150mm f1.8 (35mm eq) makes it perhaps a touch long for some applications, but does give very nice bokeh and very shallow DOF. The sharpness ranks extremely high. It balances well with or without the option battery grip on the E-M1. I'd love to see this lens in a 'PRO' model with Olympus's excellent push/pull AF/MF switching and the ability to focus just a bit closer as well. This level of lens should come with a lens hood as standard equipment, perhaps using Olympus's excellent design on the new 40-150 f2.8 PRO. Very very hard to beat this lens.

April 02, 2015

Guang

Lives up to reputation

Wow, this lens is sharp! beautiful bokeh, fast yet compact, feel very sturdy!

March 17, 2015

Keith

Fast & sharp

I thought that I would not use this lens much. Wrong. Even at its 150mm equivalent length it works well for portraits and is a great street lens for shooting subjects that you can't get close to. Nice lens. With these fast primes Olympus has really scored.

October 08, 2014

John

Superb

I find this lens on my OM-D E-M1 more often than any other. For gatherings of people you can sit at the next table and shoot image after image of a person for an in-depth portrait. Outdoors, it lets the background retain a majesty that the eye sees but is hard to capture. The F1.8 Bokeh is wonderful. And F1.8 retains sharpness in a long lens when handheld because it enables high shutter speeds. It is sharp as a tack in all of its larger apertures.

August 27, 2014

Richard

Wonderful

Although it is not a lens I use often, when needed it is a wonderful, sharp lens. I use it for flower portraits, person portraits, and the occasional panorama. The long focal length and wide aperture shorten the depth of field for flower pictures or portraiture. The smaller sensor of the m.four thirds system really needs a very fast lens to reduce depth of field, and this is it.

August 09, 2014

Colombo

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 M.Zuiko 25mm F1.8 and another OM-D E-M5 with M.Zuiko 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.

August 07, 2014

Ryan

Lovely lens

It's quiet, fast, and works well in low-light situations.

August 01, 2014

Thomas

A superb achievement.

I just finished my Olympus set up and couldn't be more happier. I now have the 9-18, 25mm 1.8, 45mm 1.8 and capped it off with this lens. As far as sharpness goes it provides a noticeable crispness to your pictures that can be easily seen. Plenty of contrast and very little chroma wide open. I've gotten some great pics (would be nice if we could upload some in these reviews- wink wink).

In terms of functionality I do not find this focal length limiting at all. You'll read reviews of those who state they don't use it often- quite possibly. But it depends on your shooting style. As with any camera system I've had- the 135mm equivalent always gets the most use and provides for me the best images. A combination of compression, bokeh and other traits associated with this focal length.

I also own the Sony Zeiss 135mm 1.8. I in no way find this lens inferior- absolutely not. You will not get the same shallow DOF, but in most cases it simply doesn't matter. My subjects are more often in focus and a pocket sized 150mm 3.5 equivalent is simply a pleasure to use on it's own. Don't think you can get great background blur when you need it. Just be prepared to actually get more keepers with a little bit more DOF. Great buy.

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