April 7, 2018 by Linden
One of the best short tele primes I’ve used on any system!
Simply put, if you’re on the fence about this lens... buy it. I put this one off for a while because I already the excellent Oly 45 1.8. I knew this would be a bit of a specialty lens for things like chorus/theatre performances, occasional portraits, and maybe indoor sports at some point in the future. I’ve only had it a couple of weeks and I can say I love it. It just feels like such a quality lens and is not unlike the Oly PRO zooms in terms of being a solid feeling, metal, beautifully finished lens with a nice quality focus ring. Focusing is fast and accurate, like all Oly premium lenses I’ve used, and the sharpness and bokeh are wonderful. The closest lens I can compare it to is my Canon EF 85L II in terms of sharpness and subject separation (although it’s FOV is closer to the 135L that I’ve never used). That’s saying a lot, since the 85L II is one of my absolute favorite lenses of all time, and that certainly puts this Oly 75 in that same category. Those who say you can’t get shallow DOF and great subject separation on MFT cameras have obviously never shot with this lens. It can produce some beautiful images that compete with the best from any system. For this price it should have come with a hood, but that’s basically my only complaint. The lens itself is flawless in build and performance. I can’t wait to get out and shoot with it more.
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March 7, 2018 by JohnPaul
Best prime lens you can own. Pro's include rendering, micro contrast, creamy bokeh, sharpness. Cons....there are none.
By far this is the best lens I have ever owned. Quality optics with beautiful rendering and micro contrast. A must have for any m4/3 user.
January 5, 2018 by Steve
Super low light lens
This is probably my favorite lens. If you like tight portraits in low light, this is one to have. Also great for concerts, pets and even landscapes. It's a nice size, and looks/feels stunning. IQ never disappoints. It's hard to beat.
December 17, 2017 by Bob
One the very best lenses in any format!
Been using this lens for six month now and it still impresses me every time with fast focus and unbelievable image quality and beautiful rich bokeh. This lens is at home in the studio or out in the field. The 75 focal length is great for portraits, commercial / advertising shoots and street photography. I also find a great landscape lens. As far as I am concerned this is one of the best lenses I have ever used in any format.
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October 10, 2017 by Daniel M
What to add more about that optical marvel from the Olympus M4/3 line-up except its outstanding performance. Yes this a superior optic even if it is a specialize piece of glass. But using the Olympus 75mm may transform you in an addict of this focal lengt
It sometime arrive that a new product is becoming a fetish item right from the start and it was effectively the case for the beloved Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8, the "made in Japan" state of art optic for M4/3 format cameras. It is a purely indecent and expensive piece of glass that everybody want to touch, try and ... adopt if they can afford to pay for this majestic device. Carefully crafted the Olympus 75mm is also a beautiful collector jewel especially in its silver version. The short and fat design of the lens can be still assimilated as a compact design considering the fact it is a real telephoto with a fairly large maximum aperture. The focus is sumptuous and using it in conjunction of the Auto-focus/Manual option of the camera is a charm. When you turn manually the focus ring you will easily feel and ear the by-wire mecanisism of the lens coupled with a lighter turning resistance compare to some prime lens models. For my personal point of view I have seen it more as an avantage than an inconvenient. A short word about the lens hood The dedicated and factory lens hood of the Olympus 75mm F/1.8 is not part of the included accessories that come with the lens. In fact the Olympus policy regarding lens hood availability is not really clear. It seems that most of the "polymer-made" hood are included with the lens and the "metal-made" ones are optional accessories. For the Olympus 75mm lens, the gigantic metal lens hood (and expensive) has to be bought separately. Considering the hood large dimension it is really an occasional add-on accessory that will bother more than be practical. It's up to you to "invest" or not. With 16 degrees of (narrow!) angle of view the Olympus 75mm F/1.8 is the first real telephoto that will give you an equivalent three time magnification compare to your normal eye sight. Combined with its maximum aperture of F1.8 it can be a very discriminating lens considering its reduced deep of field. Because of its great selectivity the Olympus 75mm F1.8 is more an off-contextual lens than the others lenses doted with a wider angle of view. Perfect in doing portrait or such related subjects this small and fast telephoto can be also used in cultural (such in theatre or musical scene) and sport events. You may consider the Olympus 75mm F/1.8 as a true "project" lens that will ask a greater sense of study of your subject. In fact working with the optic will allow you to really discover different aspects of your subject. What to add more about that optical marvel from the Olympus M4/3 line-up except its outstanding performance. Yes this a superior optic even if it is a specialize piece of glass. But using the Olympus 75mm may transform you in an addict of this focal length with a narrow angle of view. For complete illustrated review, see: http://photodanielm.blogspot.ca/2016/11/the-superior-lens-olympus-mzuiko-75mm.html
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