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.
- Micro Four Thirds System
- 90mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
- Two Extra-High Refractive Index Elements
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Overview
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Specs
45mm (35mm Equivalent: 90mm)
Micro Four Thirds
|Lens Format Coverage|
Micro Four Thirds
|Angle of View|
|Minimum Focus Distance|
1.64' / 50 cm
9 Elements in 8 Groups
37 mm (Front)
|Dimensions (ø x L)|
2.2 x 1.81" / 56 x 46 mm
4.09 oz / 116 g
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)|
3.4 x 3.4 x 3.3"
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Reviews
Excellent portrait lens
This is an excellent lens for portraits. It has impressive build quality for the price and it's photos have a pleasing bokeh.
Love this crisp sharp prime lens
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.
Lente muito ntida e muito bem construda!
Best lens I ever had
Extremely sharp and extremely compact. Great bokeh. Fast, silent, and accurate focus
Puts the Micro in Micro 4/3
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
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.
Like its big brother - the 75mm f1.8 lens (see my review there), this one also produces stunning images with a shallow depth of field, clear focus, and impressive results. However, this one is much smaller on the camera (GH5). Its size may be small, but it's results are about as good as the 75mm lens, only with a wider focal length.
Gorgeous, useful lens.
A tiny beast. The textures on this are amazing. Tack sharp, but not overly clinical. My main gripe is the lack of hard stops for focus, but that's something one has to deal with shooting native on MFT
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