Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 25mm f/1.8 Review

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Reviews of the Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 25mm f/1.8 from around the web.

stevehuffphoto.com »

Hello once again to all of you camera crazy readers! Today I am going to talk about the new-ish Olympus 25 1.8 lens as it has recently shipped and is really the only Auto Focus competition to the now legendary Panasonic 25 1.4 lens, which has been known as one of the finest lenses for the Micro 4/3 system. That lens, on SOME cameras, has been known to have slower focus and a “rattlesnake” sound when just attached to the lens with the camera being powered on. (On the E-M1 I do not hear this effect though). The new Olympus is smaller, sleeker, focuses faster, much shorter with hood attached and comes in at $129 less than the Panasonic counterpart.
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pcmag.com »

The Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 ($399.99 direct)$390.00 at Amazon is one of a handful of standard-angle prime lenses currently available for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras, and the first entry from Olympus. It's priced attractively, but it doesn't capture as much light as the Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 ($599.99) or the manual focus Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95. Its optical quality is excellent; images are sharp from edge to edge, even at f/1.8, and distortion is minimal. It's a lens that's deserving of accolades, and earns our Editors' Choice award.
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photoreview.com.au »

Announced with the OM-D E-M10 at the CES show in January, the M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f/1.8 fills a gap in Olympus's Premium series of fast prime lenses, fitting between the 17mm f/1.8 and 45mm f/1.8 lenses with the 75mm f/1.8 lens completing the set. The 25mm lens covers a standard focal length equivalent to 50mm in 35mm format. Its angle of view is close to that of human vision, making the new lens good for general photography.
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slrgear.com »

Announced alongside the Olympus E-M10, the new Olympus 25mm ƒ/1.8 M.Zuiko Digital lens is the latest addition to their high quality, compact, fast prime lens family. Joining the ranks of the highly acclaimed Olympus 17mm ƒ/1.8, 45mm ƒ/1.8 and 75mm ƒ/1.8, the new 25mm ƒ/1.8 lens fits right in, providing the classic 50mm equivalent focal length for Micro Four Thirds shooters.
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ephotozine.com »

This standard lens for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) system cameras provides an angle of view equivalent to a 50mm lens used on a 35mm format camera and sports a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture. The lens is available from around £300 and we'll take a look at how it performs in this review.
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