Reviews and Problems with Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8
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I have GAS
7 August 2013
Summary: The only reason I have this lens is because of Gadget Acquisition Syndrome (GAS). Although this lens is fantastic optically and is a jewel to hold, I rarely use it. The reason is that it's too long for me to use as a portrait lens and for telephoto purposes, it's too wide. Although it's brighter than any telephoto zoom, I actually prefer to have a zoom considering it is not practical to move to frame when shooting at these focal lengths.
Summary: As most everyone says, this lens is a beautiful optical achievement by Olympus and for the micro 4/3 system, we have a wonderful mid-tele option. Mechanically, the lens is solid with nice dampening on the focus ring and every inch the feel of a high end lens. Optically, it is as sharp as you'd need, even wide open, albeit with a very shallow depth of field at normal working distances (in relation to traditional portrait work, etc).
Summary: first off this is a nice product...but I have found that it does not deliver...it might be a great portrait lens but that is not why I ordered it...I got it because it was recommended for stage and indoor sports...I found it to be a bit slow to focus in these darker environments...the zuiko 45 1.8 performed better for me ...much quicker and more accurate.... and for this being a MFT lens...it weighs a lot . To me it is a little awkward on the four thirds cameras..