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

BH #OL4518B • MFR #V311030BU000
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens (Black)
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 90mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Two Extra-High Refractive Index Elements
Positioned as the perfect portrait prime, the black 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.
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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Overview

Positioned as the perfect portrait prime, the black 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: 050332185791

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Specs

Focal Length45mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 90mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View27°
Minimum Focus Distance1.64' / 50 cm
Maximum Magnification0.11x
Optical Design9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size37 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.2 x 1.81" / 56 x 46 mm
Weight4.09 oz / 116 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.4 x 3.4 x 3.3"

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Reviews

Love this crisp sharp prime lens

By Jay
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-25

Did a lot of research and viewed many reviews on Youtube, finally bought this prime lens for OMD EM1 Mark III. It is fast and sharp.

soooo pleased

By Hazel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-16

I've gotten so many compliments on photos I've shot with this lens. Small, sharp, easy to use. Definitely a yes!

Perfect portrait lens

By Jeremy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-02

The 1st attached photo (vertical) was 1/80 sec. @ f/2.8. In retrospect, I should've shot it at f/1.8 to blur the background more, but I've spent too long being afraid of shooting wide open to kick the habit all at once, hehehe. The 2nd attached photo was at f/1.8. Not a huge difference in the background; I think it comes down to sensor size more than the last stop-and-a-half. I shopped this lens against the Panasonic of similar focal length and speed. The summary is that the Panasonic is a bit sharper, but that this lens has better bokeh. Thinking of my motivation for buying this lens, it was to take nice portraits. One of the worst portrait lenses I ever had was also my sharpest lens: a Tokina AT-X Macro 90/2.5. It almost seemed to magnify human blemishes... This one is not UNsharp, it's just that Olympus chose to go for bokeh in lieu of top sharpness. If sharpness is your thing, go for one of their macro lenses. The bokeh can almost always be appreciated in a portrait lens. The lens is a lot smaller than I thought it would be. It's about the length as a 50/1.8 for a full frame camera, but also smaller in diameter and lighter. Olympus uses top class glass, too. Build quality is nice, but they didn't use metal just to be able to say it's all metal. Well-done Olympus. This lens is truly worthy of the Zuiko name. (Zuiko means Light of the Gods)

Great Prime Lens

By Greg
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-17

As a photo hobbyist - Adding this to my selection of lenses allows me to sharpen my skills with portrait photography. Very pleased with this lens.

Sharp!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-31

Lente muito ntida e muito bem construda!

Best lens I ever had

By Jian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-31

Extremely sharp and extremely compact. Great bokeh. Fast, silent, and accurate focus

Puts the Micro in Micro 4/3

By James
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-24

This lens is what would great on the smaller Olympus bodies, very compact and great for the money, it will go in my every day camera bag. I have a camera for every day shooting and an event bag that has a Pentax K1 MK II, K3 MKII and an Olympus OMD-1 MKII. I photograph many different types of events and the Oly gives me a more compact option, the new Pentax 85 is large and expensive, I opted for the Oly 45mm F 1.8 and after it came I found it small so I went for the 45mm F-1.2 Pro and that will be my event lense, it's fast and the right size for the OMD EM1

Olympus makes some of the finest glass

By Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-06

After shooting with Leica, Hasselblad and Nikon, I have become used to fine lenses and only want the best for my recent GH5. Olympus lenses have astounded me. I first purchased the 17mm f1.8 - very nice and love the manual focus clutch mechanism - then the 12-40mm f2.8 - one of the best zooms I've ever used, also with the cool clutch - and now the 45mm f1.8. Although housed in plastic, it has superb optics and what it lacks in not having the clutch; it makes up in its speedy auto-focus ability. I don't have any difficulty using the manual focus-by-wire, absent the convenient clutch. One solid lens that I look forward to using a lot. The one accessory that I have ordered is a set of extension rings to allow closer focusing. Surprisingly the 12-40mm zoom has a closer minimum focus than the 45mm prime. A great buy nevertheless.

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Asked by: Ralph
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Answered by: Charles D.
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CAN THIS LENS (AND THE OLY 25MM 1.8 LENS) WITH A CERTAIN MOUNT FIT ON THE NEW SONY 7AR2 CAMERA ?AND DO YOU LOSE OR GAIN ANY THING WITH THAT ADAPTER? PLANNING TO GET IT FOR MY NEW GH4.
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Micro four thirds lenses will not work on the Sony a7RII. B&H does not carry a M43 to Sony E-mount adapter, nor am I aware of one on the market. The M43 lenses, such as this 45mm f/1.8, are designed for a sensor half the size of the a7R II. So, even if you were to find an adapter, the lens wouldnt cover the entire full frame sensor. An optic would also likely be needed in order for the lens to retain focus at infinity, as the difference in the register between the two mounts is just over 1mm.
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Can I use this lens with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7?
Asked by: Achareeya P.
Yes
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An this be used as an all-purpose lens, as well?
Asked by: Titus
Yes, just used it to video a wedding with a drone and the lens performed extremely well.
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Is this good for shooting video on the GH4 since it doesn't have manual focus?
Asked by: Anonymous
It does have manual focus, but it is focus-by-wire. Because of that it does take some getting used to, and I greatly prefer a lense where you physically turn the glass, but you will get used to it if you use it enough. I don't use it as often for video where I am pulling focus, but it looks great for set shots such as interviews where you don't have to change the focus much if at all.
Answered by: Aser S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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