New Olympus 75mm f/1.8 M.Zuiko Digital ED Lens Captures Fantastic Portraits
When making the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 lens, Olympus sought to create a high-quality portrait lens in a sleek and compact metal body. Not just a portrait lens, the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 (150mm 35mm equivalent) Micro Four Thirds lens is designed and optimized for the dynamic and ever-changing lighting conditions inherent in shooting studio portraits, stage productions and indoor sporting events. The result is a high-speed, single-focal-length telephoto lens that delivers beautiful portraits with sharp focus, and a nine-blade circular aperture that delivers excellent bokeh for soft background effects.
All of this has been achieved by incorporating ten lens elements in nine groups, including three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements to further enhance quality and correct optical aberrations. Olympus went on to apply its unique ZERO (ZUIKO Extra-low Reflection Optical) lens coating technology to the elements, thereby reducing reflectance to half of that found in conventional lens coatings.
Coming in at just 2.7 inches (6.9 cm) long, the small lens maximizes the performance and portability of the already lightweight Olympus PEN and OM-D compact system cameras. With a textured metallic finish and a rather large 64mm diameter, the lens evokes a sense of quality and professionalism combined with power and performance.
Great for capturing brilliant still images and high-definition (HD) videos, the lens utilizes Olympus's proven MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) autofocusing mechanism that features an inner focus system to drive fast and quiet focusing. The precision-touch metallic focus ring makes for simple manual focusing.
For a high-grade lens that provides not only speed and versatility, but also power and sophistication, the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 lens from Olympus is an excellent addition to the arsenal of any distinguished photographer. Whether you are interested in still photos, videos, or a mix of both, the lens is built to do it all in some of the most complex and dynamic lighting situations.
|Focal length||75mm (35mm equivalent: 150mm)|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9 (Circular diaphragm)|
|ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Elements||3|
|HR (High Refractive) Elements||2|
|Lens coating||ZERO: Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical|
|Minimum Focus Distance||2.75' (0.84 m)|
|Maximum magnification||0.10x (35mm equivalent: 0.20x)|
|Minimum Field Size||5.1 x 6.8" (13 x 17.3 cm)|
|Angle of View||16 degrees|
|Autofocus||Yes, High-speed Imager AF (MSC)|
|Front glass element diameter||50mm|
|Lens Hood||Sold Separately (LH-61F)|
|Lens Cap||Front and Rear Included (LC-58E, LR-2)|
|Weight||0.67 lb (0.31 kg)|
|Dimensions (Diameter x Length)||2.52 x 2.72" (6.4 x 6.9 cm)|