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9.5 out of 10

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8

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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent MFT lens

btvo64, B&H Photo
29 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I was looking for a fixed fast lens to go with my E-M1 and 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO. I did quite a bit of research and this lens always came up as one the sharpest lens around. So when it was on sale on B&H, I took a chance and purchased it.I know from reading the specs that this lens would be smaller than the 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO. But setting the two lenses side by side, the 75mm f/1.8 looks tiny. Like the E-M1 and the 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, it feels very solid and dense.
  • Pros: Compact, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good In Low Lights, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: lens hood not included
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent lens, not fast though.

futureHistory, B&H Photo
14 May 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a truly excellent lens. Its sharpness rivals my best Canon DSLR lenses. Beautifully built too. I returned mine though, because it's not predictable enough. I do feel a person could get used to this lens, but it's one of those lenses best described as quirky. Some lenses just take great pictures all the time, they're not fussy. This lens is fussy, The results can be spectacular, but it's not what I'd call a steady performer.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Bulky, Difficult To Use
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp, fast, quiet, but no hood!

smartbean, Adorama
5 April 2014
  • Excerpt: The lens is sharp, focuses quickly, and is quiet. However, it could easily be engineered with a built-in, slide-out hood. Not only is there not such a hood on the lens, but the dedicated hood that Olympus makes must be purchased separately. This is ridiculous for a professional-quality lens.
  • Pros: Fast, Quiet, Sharp
  • Cons: No Hood
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Overall 8
8.0

Great

Joe Bublik, B&H Photo
4 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Would be an excellent if not for slight humming noise, also audible when shooting video. If you use external mic that is not a problem, but for built-in / plug-in one, definitely a problem. But as for optical and build quality, outstanding lens indeed.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable, Sharp
  • Cons: Aperture Noise
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens

Marty, B&H Photo
7 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Built well, small and light compared to my voigtlander, sharp, a little expensive
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Overall 8
8.0

lens is not working

Ahmed ghazzawi, Amazon
2 December 2013
  • Summary: I am shocked , the lens is not working on the lumix GH3 . i dont know why , all what i hear upon turning on the camera is 2 clicks ( tesk...tesk) then an error message that the lens failed to connect ... i am so depressed as no similar issue happened . Amazon issued a complete refund flawlessly .
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Overall 8
8.0

I have GAS

hp, Amazon
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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Beautiful Lens

Adorama
15 May 2013
  • Excerpt: This lens would receive a perfect 5 stars if Olympus weren't so cheap and short-sighted. $800+ and no lens shade and not even a storage bag! Buy these from a 3rd party manufacturer.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Reliable, This Lens Is A Gem
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Lens, although price is high.

TRP, Amazon
26 February 2013
  • 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).
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Overall 8
8.0

Now We are Talking

Kenneth J. Hudak, Amazon
13 January 2013
  • 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..
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