Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 75mm f/1.8 Review

July 2, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

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Reviews of the Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 75mm f/1.8 from around the web.

slrgear.com »

The Olympus 75mm ƒ/1.8 is one of the sharpest lenses we've ever tested. It is tack-sharp even wide open at ƒ/1.8, gets a little sharper through to ƒ/8, and stays sharp even stopped down to ƒ/16. At ƒ/22 there is a bit of diffraction limiting that exhibits a little generalized softness.
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reviews.cnet.com »

Olympus' M.Zuiko 75mm f1.8 is a lovely, well-constructed and -performing telephoto lens for photographing people. It's so nice, in fact, that I found myself wishing Olympus made lenses for larger-sensored ILCs.
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photozone.de »

The micro-four-thirds (MFT) system may be the most complete of the mirrorless systems. However, it mostly tackles entry to medium level users but slowly but steadily we are seeing more ambitious offerings. The Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 ED is certainly among them. It has a fairly "unusual" focal length equivalent to a 150mm lens on classic full format cameras. As such it is a moderately long tele lens suitable for applications such as portrait and still-life photography. At f/1.8 it is very fast by MFT standards but keep in mind that in terms of depth-of-field is behaves like a "150mm f/3.6" (full format). While this may not be highly impressive it is usually "good enough" for many if not most scenarios in this focal length class.
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