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M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 at a Glance

The M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 is your ideal ideal all-around lens for shooting stunning images both day and night. With a 25mm focal length and 47 degree angle of view, this lens sits right between wide and telephoto design. Its fast f1.8 circular aperture delivers beautifully soft defocused backgrounds, perfect for portraits. It also delivers superb detail even when lighting is less than optimal, which means you can skip the flash in many low-light situations – even when the subject is moving.

  • Maximum Aperture
  • 35mm Equivalent Focal Length
  • 35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification
  1. 25mm Single Focal Length
  2. F1.8 Maximum Aperture
  3. High-Speed Imager AF (MSC)
  4. 47 Degree Angle of View
  5. F22 Minimum Aperture
  6. 4.8oz Weight

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    M.Zuiko prime lenses feature fixed focal lengths ranging from the 12mm F1.8 lens that's optimized for landscapes to the 75mm F1.8, a perfect portrait lens.

    • BOKEH

      Photographers who shoot a lot of portraits and still-lifes are always seeking good bokeh.


      Adding a lens like the 25mm f1.8 to your kit is a great idea if you’re interested in taking beautiful images of your family and friends, or even your food when you’re out to eat


      The inclusion of the Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) mechanism makes AF operations completely silent.

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    Photographers who shoot a lot of portraits and still-lifes are always seeking good bokeh. You may not know it by this term, which comes from the Japanese word for “blur” or “haze,” but you’ve no doubt admired photos where the subject is in focus while the background is seriously blurred. Lenses with relatively shallow depth of field – like the 25mm – are especially well suited to capture the combination of tack-sharp subject and beautifully soft, defocused background that exemplifies bokeh.


    Adding a lens like the 25mm f1.8 to your kit is a great idea if you’re interested in taking beautiful images of your family and friends, or even your food when you’re out to eat! In fact, this lens is a terrific walking-around for everyday photography lens – it’s compact, lightweight and flexible enough to freeze action one minute and capture candid portraits the next. It’s an excellent choice for the photographer who’s looking to expand his or her creative options.

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    The inclusion of the Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) mechanism makes AF operations completely silent. In combination with the OM-D’s Silent Mode (electronic shutter), you can photograph skittish nature subjects as well as indoor events that require complete silence like musical performances. The size and weight of the OM-D system and these silent features open up a whole new world of shooting possibilities!


    The 25mm focal length of this lens reflects the way you see the world: natural, straightforward and undistorted. Its angle of view is closest to the human visual field, so what you see with your eyes matches the perspective of the images you capture. This makes the 25mm f1.8 a perfect fit for “snap shot” photography, as you can easily take images as you see them without thinking about the composition of the photograph.


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Tech specs

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Key Specs

lens spec diagram
  1. Focal Length
  2. 35mm Equivalent Focal Length
  3. Lens Construction
    9 elements in 7 Groups, 2 Aspherical lenses
  4. Dust & Drip Proof
  5. Closest Focusing Distance
  6. Maximum Aperture
  7. Minimum Aperture
lens spec diagram

Lens Diagrams

  1. MTF 25mm F1.8 Chart
  2. Lens Element Diagram
    lens element diagram

Additional Specs

  1. Angle of View
    47 Degree
  2. Max. Image Magnification
  3. 35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification
  4. Minimum Field Size
  5. Number of Blades
    7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
  6. Filter Size
    Diameter 46mm
  7. Weight
    4.8 oz.
  8. AF System
    High-speed Imager AF (MSC)
  9. Mount Standard
    Micro Four Thirds System Standard
  10. Zoom Mechanism
  11. 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
  12. Related Accessories (Option)
    Protection Filter (PRF-D46 PRO) Macro Converter (MCON P-02) Lens Case (LSC-0814)
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5 out of 5 stars
October 9, 2020 by Metellus

Great glass, happy camper and then some.

More than from a zoom or any other lens, I want superior optical performance from a prime lens, and this lens has it. The MTF charts for this and the M.Zuiko 25mm Pro show that this lens is the better of the two in the performance aspects that matter to me, and my experience with it bears that out. As a WWII living historian portraying a Signal Corps officer, I shoot a lot of B&W, and I am well pleased with the results I get from this lens on my PEN-F. The sharpness falls off very much like that of the human eye, like an old Zeiss Tessar. I love all of my M.Zuiko lenses, wouldn't trade them for anything else, but this 25mm ƒ/1.8 lens is the one I wouldn't be without.
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5 out of 5 stars
June 13, 2020 by Robert

First prime, not my last...

I've only recently received this lens, so I intend to follow up with a second review in due course, after I've spent more time with it. First impressions match what others have posted here, so no need to rehash. Suffice it to say that either it, or the new new 12-25 F4 PRO lens will be on my OMD E-5 Mark III, 99% of the time (I'm leaving that other 1% for a future lens, probably a prime). As this is my first prime, I will need to get use to it a bit more compared to a zoom, but even so, the few test shots I've taken in absolutely horrid light have been impressive so far. Quick to focus, words are sharp and certainly legible, etc. I'm clearly in the enthusiast group of photographers, and am no pro, nor do I have such aspirations. But I'm fortunate enough to have this particular camera/lens combo (I bought the E-5 kit w/the 12-45, so the 25mm is an add-on). But with these two lenses, I can accomplish much of the types of photography I'm into. The 25mm in its own right could be an awesome "kit" lens with this camera body as well, it's so versatile--though I understand why short zooms tend to be the norm. Anyway, it's an excellent one-two punch for whatever constitutes your lens collection as I expect that most of us have a go-to lens (for me that'll be the 12-45 much of the time), but the 25mm could satisfy that role too; having both at one's disposal is icing on the cake.
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5 out of 5 stars
March 9, 2020 by Gaz

Cracking prime lens

This is a great little street/portrait lens, surprisingly good performance in low light, it can also produce a great bokeh effect, which proves the myth that m 4/3's are not good bokeh busted.
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