March 22, 2018 by Joe Edelman
My GO-TO Portrait Lens
I am primarily a people photographer and portraits & fashion portraits are my specialty. I switched to Olympus late last year with the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and this 45mm f/1.2 PRO lens is probably the sharpest lens I have ever worked with. Solid construction with the bonus of using the same filter size as the 25mm f/1.2 which I also purchased and the 17mm f/1.2 which is on my list. Combined with my Mark II, the auto focus on this lens is wicked fast and accurate even in low light scenarios. I own the 75mm f/1.8 which is legendary in the M.Zuiko lineup but for my money the 45mm is the PERFECT portrait length lens.
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December 30, 2017 by James
A beautiful piece of optical engineering
The 45mm f1.2 just arrived. It is a handsome piece of glass. I was amazed at its photos with the EM-1 Mark II in low light. Quite extraordinary. The shallow DOF will take a bit of thought to plumb its full potential; but its potential for portraiture is readily evident. I also own the companion 25mm f1.2 and will likely get the 17mm f1.2 next year. One nice touch is that all three lenses take a 62mm filter: that will be a novelty -- not having to buy a separate array of filters for each lens. One costly Heliopan polarizer or ND will fit all three lenses.
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December 5, 2017 by Fred
This is my new "Never take off my camera lens", it is that good.
I purchased this lens as soon as it was available and after using it for the past 5 days, my only regret is that I did not have this lens years ago. I have been a Professional Photography for over 25 years shooting primarily images with people as the subject, so portrait lens are important to me. I have used some great professional portrait lens but this lens exceeds them all. It is super light weight yet built like a tank. The image quality is THE BEST I have seen for any lens that I have used wide open, except for maybe the M.Zuiko 12-100mm, but that is f4.0. One of the things that I noticed when I was walking around taking portraits of people on my photo walk, was the incredible speed of the Auto focus system. On my OMD EM1 Mark 2 or my Pen F, the image was just in focus, no hunting and ready to shoot before I was. I never waited for the focus, I just waited for the right expression or moment. I used the lens mostly at f1.2 and after looking at my images there really is no need to stop down. I own the M.Zuiko 75mm f1.8 also and I took both of these lens out to compare them. My hope was that the image quality of the 45mm would be at least close to the 75mm, which in itself was my favorite portrait lens. When I compared the images, it seems that at f1.4 on the 45mm, it matches the IQ of the 75mm, which is amazing if you know who sharp the 75mm lens is. This is my new "Never take off my camera lens", it is that good.
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