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The Olympus 45mm f1.8 M.ZUIKO Digital Lens is a short-telephoto prime designed for Micro Four Thirds compact system cameras. With its equivalent range of 90mm on a 35mm film camera and large f/1.8 aperture, the lens is ideal for a variety of applications, including portraiture, interior work, low-light shooting, and everyday snapshots. More
February 2013 - It isn’t big and grand but because it’s a cunningly designed little prime it can give a star turn which zooms can’t match. Compared to a kit lens it costs a little more money, but in comparison with lenses that can match it optically it is cheap.Read the Olympus 45mm f1.8 review on the Wex Blog... »
With a fixed focal length of 45mm and a fast aperture of f1.8, this lens is particularly effective when shooting portraits. Ensure that your subject stands out beautifully against a defocused background with bokeh effects.
The MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) mechanism ensures quick, smooth, and accurate autofocusing that is silent thanks to the high-precision engineering. The focusing lens is moved using a metallic shaft and feed screw rather than a gear, to prevent unwanted noise.
Ideal for photography in any lighting condition, this high-speed lens delivers depth and clarity with a great high-end quality. With a metal-like finish and interchangeable decorative rings, it will perfectly complement your OM-D or PEN camera.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great Prime Lens
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Comments about Olympus 45mm f1.8 M.ZUIKO Digital Micro Four Third:
Purchased this lens to go with my Panasonic GX7 mainly for portrait work. This lens is just brilliant for this sort of photography, getting sharp results once stopped down slightly.If your looking for a cheap prime equivalent to 90mm on a full frame SLR this will just the job perfectly.Cannot recommend enough.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Bought this lens for my Olympus EP1 and I'm really pleased with the results. The quality of shots is superb, excellent for portraits.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
This lens is a "no-brainer" choice for all owners of micro-four-thirds cameras. The 1.8 aperture is fantastic for low light oonditions and produces beautiful results for portraits, allowing you to fill the frame without having to get too close and throwing the background out of focus.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Superb medium tele lens
from West Yorkshire
A wonderful lens. The f1.8 aperture provides depth of field in the MFT format. This lens is a small, lightweight alternative to the f2.8 Leica Tele-Elmarit I use on my full frame cameras; the equivalent depth of field would be f3.5 on a full frame camera, so, as I say, D of F is not an issue.
My favourite lens.
I use this lens for Street photography and portraiture, it is also fabulous for anything where you want a lovely 'bokeh' effect. It's a brilliant lens. After a couple of weeks of using other lenses I put it back on and felt like I had arrived home. It is the sharpest lens I have ever used, and comes into focus in a special way. Awesome. Very glad I bought it! The lens in my bag I most enjoy.
One of the best prime lens for your mft
from N E
Next to the olympus 12mm this is a must have lens, better than any zoom.fast focusing,great glass
The fantastic Olympus 45mm f1.8 lens
This lens is a beautiful lens and extremely sharp even at f1.8. The price is superb and I would highly recommend anyone using a m43 camera to get this lens.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Superb, dinky and delightful !
from Dymock, Gloucestershire
This lens came highly recommended by the editors of Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera magazines, and so I took a chance and bought it from Wex without having tried it in any local camera store. Good decision! It's sharp wide open at F1.8, and I use this aperture as often as I can because the bokeh it produces is just gorgeous. I'm surprised that I haven't taken it off the camera since buying it in early December 2012. A 90mm equivalent is actually a pretty useful focal length outdoors. I'll now have to save up for the 17mm F1.8 Olympus for wider shots .........And, it's a really pretty lens, looking lovely on my black Panasonic G5 body. I know the finished product - the photograph - should be more important than the looks, but it's an added bonus that she (I'm in love) looks good too.The autofocus of this lens on the G5 is superb - fast and accurate. When I had a Nikon film camera I used primes, but since going digital 8 years ago I've used zooms, until this OLY was recommended to me. It's a joy to use a quality prime again.The ultimate criterion is the photo that the lens produces, and I'm chuffed to say that, using this 45mm Oly, I recently won a national photo contest. So, thanks to AP and WDC mags for the heads-up, and thanks to Wex for fast service and bomb-proof packaging.
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Excellent quality for the price
By Caged monkey
I bought this lens after looking at other reviews - all of which were very positive. I'm very happy with the picture quality and the wide aperture provides some wonderful results with shallow depth of field. There is some fall off in sharpness at the edges, but overall it's very good.
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Tack sharp prime lens
Compact sharp lens. Tack sharp images throughout all f stops. Stopped down to f2 and this lens is as good as it gets. Excellent portrait lens and unbelievable value.If you only buy one prime lens then this is the one. Coupled with my Olympus OMD it makes a beautiful combination.
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