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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

Excellent portrait lens

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-23

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

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.

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.

Amazing!

By Craig
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-19

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.

By Diego
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-08

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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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

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Can you pull focus with this lens? I have Lumix G7.
Asked by: Samantha
Yes you can pull focus with this lens, but the manual focusing must be engaged in the camera.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-03-08

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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.
Asked by: DALE F.
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.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Is this the lens compatible with the Inspire 1 x5R?
Asked by: Andrew
Yes, DJI Inspire 1 v2.0 RAW Quadcopter with Zenmuse X5R 4K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal has a micro 4/3 lens mount. Any Olympus micro 4/3 lens (Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens (Black)) will be compatible with this Gimbal.
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Date published: 2021-07-23

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Asked by: Kelvin
Yes.
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Date published: 2021-01-21

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Can I use this lens with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7?
Asked by: Achareeya P.
Sure, it'll work on any m4/3 camera. It'a an awesome lens!
Answered by: BRUNO R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

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.
Answered by: Adrian B.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is this good for shooting video on the GH4 since it doesn't have manual focus?
Asked by: Anonymous
Don't think so, if your camera doesn't do the AF by it self in video, you won't have other way to do it.
Answered by: CIANDRUS S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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