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
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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).