November 30, 2015 by Yan
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.
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November 27, 2015 by John
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?
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September 15, 2015 by Ken
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.
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August 10, 2015 by tinybabyrobot
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.
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April 8, 2015 by Joe
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!
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