Reviews and Problems with Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8
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Very Disappointed in IQ
13 March 2013
Summary: I purchased this lens after to use as a small, portable, lens on my E-M1 expecting great image quality based on hundreds of reviews. The image quality I have experienced is mediocre at best, on par with the 75-300 V1 zoom. Both my 12-40 zoom and my 75mm are significantly sharper than this 45. I will be returning this lens and consider it to be a sub-par performer. Possibly there are manufacturing issues with it?
Summary: Initially i thought this lens was wonderful but it 'flares' (I've forgotten the correct term...normally happens when sunlight causes that smear of rainbow light) - I noticed it immediately but thought perhaps this was normal but I'm now thinking it is pretty much useless for what I need it for as these flares appear all the time. From car headlights, to the moon, etc etc I may have just got a faulty lens though becuase no-one else is mentioning this.....have I?