Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver)

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver)

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver)

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Product Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 90mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Two Extra-High Refractive Index Elements
  • Movie & Still Compatible AF System
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
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Color: Silver

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Overview

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Positioned as the perfect portrait prime, the silver M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 from Olympus is a sleek 90mm equivalent lens for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. The short-telephoto focal length pairs with a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture to benefit working in low-light conditions and also offers greater control over depth of field for producing selective focus effects. The optical construction of the lens incorporates two extra-high refractive index elements, which help to reduce distortion and spherical aberrations in order to realize notable sharpness and accurate rendering. Additionally, a Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) autofocus system is employed to deliver quick, quiet, and precise focusing performance to suit both video and photo applications.

Portrait-length prime is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides a 90mm equivalent focal length.
Fast f/1.8 maximum aperture helps to achieve shallow depth of field and selective focusing effects, and also benefits working in difficult lighting conditions.
Two extra-high refractive index elements are used to control distortion and spherical aberration for improved sharpness and clarity.
Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) autofocus system benefits both photo and video applications due to its smooth, quiet, and fast performance.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 050332179950
In the Box
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver)
  • LC-37B Lens Cap for Olympus 45mm f/1.8 & 14-42mm f/4-5.6 II Lenses
  • LR-2 Rear Lens Cap
  • DR-40 Decoration Ring
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Specs

    Focal Length 45mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 90mm)
    Maximum Aperture f/1.8
    Minimum Aperture f/22
    Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
    Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
    Angle of View 27
    Maximum Magnification 0.11x
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.64' / 50 cm
    Optical Design 9 Elements in 8 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization None
    Filter Size 37 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 2.20 x 1.81" / 56 x 46 mm
    Weight 4.1 oz / 116 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.5 x 3.45 x 3.35"

    Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Reviews

    M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 278.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good as the M.Zuiko 25mm F1.8 lens This lens is as good as the 25mm f/1.8 version, which is excellent. Metal lens mount is high quality. Focus ring is smooth an consistent. It produces very sharp images. Focusing is fast with the E-M10 and lengthly exposures with a decent tripod are fantastic. Portraits are equally great. The lens can be used wide open at f1.8 and focus as close as 1.64 ft for decent macro shots. The lens really is as good as you and the camera are. Highly recommended along with the M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8. These are probably the best bang/buck lenses available for the micro 4/3 format. I've never used it for video so can't comment on it's performance in that area.
    Date published: 2015-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply sensational on the OM-D A perfect complement to the OM-D: small, light, extremely sharp, even wide open, and with lovely bokeh. Portraits are its forte, but can be used any time an equivalent field of view of 90mm is needed. At this price, there is nothing in the market place that can compare, in my view. I have this lens as well as the Panasonic 25/1.4, and the Panasonic 20/1.7, and plan on getting both the Oly 12/2 and the Panny 7-14, and these lenses (with various CV manual focus lenses) will cover all my needs. As background, I have sold my Nikon D3 and D3s and all Nikon's top glass and now use a combination of the OM-D, NEX-7, and Ricoh GXR for all my work.
    Date published: 2012-05-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good, but not awesome Sharp enough, fast enough (f/1.8), compact and portable enough, looks good in silver. Definitely a keeper. But, I find that despite its pretty good bokeh, in practice it's hard to get the shallow depth of field and strikingly blurred-out backgrounds that isolate the subject, that seem to come so easily with a fast 85mm or 90mm full frame lens. I guess that's why I still have, and still use, my OM-4 and my OM Zuiko 85mm f/2.0. There is no getting around physics, I guess. There's nothing at all wrong with this lens; it's excellent in its own right. But it is what it is; don't expect it to do the impossible.
    Date published: 2013-05-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Sharpest Lens I've Used Yet I'm in the process of building up an Olympus 4/3 lens set for my OM-D E-M1 I gave myself for Christmas. I currently have the 12-40 2.8, the 60mm macro, the 40-150 4-5.6, and this 45mm 1.8. Now admittedly my 75mm 1.8 isn't here yet, but after some pixel peeping with the glass I have, I've concluded the 45mm 1.8 is the sharpest lens I've personally used to date. And that includes my fleet of pro nikkor lenses as well. This dinky little 45mm lens made me chuckle when I put it on my camera, but man does it deliver the goods. Get this glass. You won't regret it.
    Date published: 2014-01-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from my favorite lens I have 3 lenses for my Panasonic GH3 and this is by far my favorite. The bokeh is beautiful, it focuses fast,and the image is super sharp and clear. This lens is a must have for anyone with a MFT cam. The focal length is also great for portraits and in particular video interviews because it allows you to give the subject some extra space with the 45mm, which is actually 90mm. Only negative is it doesn't come with a bag or lens hood, so they kind of cheat you on that (the lens hood they make is also costly, )
    Date published: 2013-07-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Superb quality for close-ups Great lens for close-ups. But also can be effective for landscapes if you are positioned appropriately. Really forces you to move around to get a good perspective. Not good for tight spaces like museum rooms or pubs, unless you want to take pics of your plate or friends' faces. Still, it's a high-Q lens alongside the other Oly primes like the 25 and 17mm/1.8. All three are equally good for low-light photography. Advice; Determine what your own photog style is -- landscape, street, portrait/close-in, or all, then buy the lens that fits it. This 45mm fits the portrait/close-in the best.
    Date published: 2017-07-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from OHHHH SOOO GOOD great great lens. I was shocked on how small it really is in person. But wow what a lens. the size makes it even better. I shoot with the GH3 so I have to keep the shutter fast when shooting hand held but well worth it. I dont know why i kept waiting to purchase this lens. This is a must have for m4/3.The only complaint is it does not come with a lens hood or lens bag like panny lenses. I would rather pay an extra 30 to 50 dollars and get the hood and lens bag with the lens instead of ordering separate.
    Date published: 2013-09-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from An awesome prime lens ! Camera body used with this lens: Olympus epl-5Let me briefly share with you my experience so far (about 2-3 weeks now) with the 45mm f/1.8It is very effective creating those blurred, out of focus (Bokeh) image's. The lens is very quick and quiet. And because of the F/1.8, low light shooting is easier than say a f/3.2 for example. This may not be the ideal lens for shooting landscapes since it's almost a telephoto in a sense, but if you do use it as a landscape lens it will allow you to focus on particular objects for example. Great for portraits or even floral arrangement's. Even food photography.The only downfall if ANY for me is that it doesn't come with a lens hood. But I'm being picky, I don't even use lens hoods.
    Date published: 2013-07-11
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    Where was this 45mm olympus lens manufactured ??
    Asked by: Ralph
    The 45mm f1.8 is made in China. It says so on the back of the lens near the electrical contacts. I consider this lens a must have for Micro 4/3. When you consider that in terms of full-frame, this lens is the equivalent of a 90mm f1.8 at a fraction of the size, weight and price. It is very sharp. My only nit with this lens is that I wish it focused closer.
    Answered by: Phillip W.
    Date published: 2018-11-09


    Hello, I have an Olympus Pen E-Pm1, is this lens compatible?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2018-10-24


    Where can i get power cable/charger cable?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    This lens does not require a charger. However, if you need a replacement charging cable for your digital camera, check your user manual to see what type you need and order from B&H.
    Answered by: Karen B.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    will this work well for Panasonic GH5??
    Asked by: Daniel F.
    4/3rds lenses work well across the range of both Panasonic and Olympus ICL cameras. I use my Oly 45mm on a Panny G7 with remarkable results...it is one of the sharpest lenses I own! That said, I do not shoot video, only stills. If you plan on using it as a video only or video mostly lens, you may want to test it before plunking down the cash.
    Answered by: edward r.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Is the body made of metal or plastic.?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    It is both. The mount flange and part of the front tube are metal. The rest seems to be plastic. That is really not relevant. The plastic parts serve to reduce the weight, not the quality. This is a very fine lens, plastic or not. Weight is not the same as quality! A more useful question is what the optics are made of. Answer: seriously high grade glass.
    Answered by: Fredric P.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Can this lens be used to shoot very close up (micro) photos?
    Asked by: Hanlu Y.
    Basically no, it is not good for Macro, the minimum focus distance is 50 cm. There are other lens for Macro photography.
    Answered by: Luis Mario B.
    Date published: 2018-10-24


    Hello, I have an Olympus Pen E-Pm1, is this lens compatible?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    its a micro 4/3 interchangeable lens camera. there shouldn't be any problems
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2018-10-24


    So shooting on a mirrorless camera, I'm looking through a 90mm lens?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Answered by: Uwe S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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