Summary: After two days, I can confirm that everything they say about this lens is true. Solidly made, quick focusing, sharp as all getout wide open, a bit softer stopped down, but who buys this lens in order to stop it down?
Summary: A stellar lens - performance (sharpness, contrast, autofocus, bokeh) and build leave very little to fault. The only glaring omission is Olympus's decision to not include the hood with the lens, still a 5/5.
Summary: I couldn't decide between the Canon 135L for my 6d or this Olympus 75mm for my GH3. Glad I chose the 75. It is a marvel. Build quality is superb, optics are unrivaled, and the size allows for hours of shooting with no next ache. This has now become my favorite lens for children's soccer games as well as portraits.
Summary: You're probably reading this because your pondering the purchase. If you're wondering about image quality and build, stop - it's awesome. It takes amazing pictures, and the construction is top notch. If you're wondering about how it will fit into your current mix of lenses, don't think too hard - it will quickly find it's niche with you. It's a lovely 150mm equivalent portrait lens. If it's the money - well, just don't tell your spouse that you bought it.
Absolutely the best m4/3 lens you can buy from Olympus
sdaniela "musicmansteve", Amazon
4 November 2013
Summary: OMG, what a beautiful lens. The class of the m4/6 line, in my opinion. Well made, beautiful bokeh, with image clarity beyond any other m4/3 lens I've seen. So, so expensive, but it's pro-level glass. The 75mm (150mm eq.) is tight, of course, so it's best for isolating a subject. If you like to shoot that way (i.e., street photography, portraits), this will be your favorite lens.
Summary: I use it specially for portraits and provides fantastic results, even compared with my previous (also very good) M.zuiko 45 1.8. The sharpeness and clarity is evident since the first shot. A must have for m4/3 owners.
Summary: If you're into the micro 4/3 format this is a must-have lens. I purchased this lens and love it! it's especially good for low light situations. I would recommend you buy this lens. I also would recommend the Olympus 45 mm the Olympus 12 mm and the Panasonic 8mm fisheye, that gives you a nice see election of primes.
Summary: To attempt to avoid the normal $899 price on this lens I tried to get by with a Rokinon 85mm Cine T1.5 lens. I liked the Rokinon well enough but stills did not quite match what Robin Wong in Kuala Lumpur shot with the Oly 75mm when Olympus Malaysia loaned him a copy to test out and review on his blog. I've been "drooling" over the images he got with it for over a year so I sold the Rokinon and ordered this one. The quality is nothing short of outstanding.
Summary: Nice bokeh, tack sharp wide open, shallow DoF possibilities (I like to stop down a few for shorter distance headshots, f1.8 is too shallow)...previous reviews have pretty much covered it. I also purchased a B+W 58mm 010M UV Haze filter to help protect this fine piece of glass. I've been using this on my Panasonic GF-1 (1st gen m4/3 body). AF is fast, though it does hunt or give up in low light, probably less of a problem on the newer m4/3 bodies.