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    Default The OLYMPUS M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f1.8

    No doubt this lens has been creating waves since it was first launched, and Agetan did a wonderful portrait review here http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/revie...plication.html, I though it would be good to have another look at this lens, used for different purposes.


    M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f1.8




    Described, admittedly humble, by their corporate literature ... A high-grade fast aperture portrait lens featuring metallic construction and a light weight of just 305 gsm. With a 35mm equivalent focal length of 150mm, it is suitable for studio portraits, theatre stage and indoor sports photography.

    A large bright 50mm front lens element compliments a sophisticated optical design of 10 individual lens elements in 9 groups, including a total of 3 ED lenses and 2 HR lenses. Clear and sharp image quality starts from its largest f1.8 aperture, and a 9 blade aperture unit produces beautiful circular defocusing.

    MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) AF drive assures fast and nearly silent focusing. Lens elements feature Olympusí ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating technology. Close focusing down to 0.84 meter is possible. A metal lens hood and lens cap are available as optional accessories.


    M. ED 75mm f1.8 Specifications

    Specifications

    Focal Length: 75mm (35mm equivalent focal length 150mm)
    Lens construction: 10 elements in 9 Groups - 3 ED lenses, 2 HR lenses,
    Angle of View: 16 Degree
    AF System: High-speed Imager AF (MSC)
    Closest Focusing Distance: 0.84m
    Maximum Image Magnification: 0.10x (35mm equivalent Maximum Image Magnification 0.20x)
    Minimum Field Size: 130 x 173mm
    Number of Blades: 9 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
    Maximum Aperture: f1.8
    Minimum Aperture: f22
    Filter Size: Diameter 58mm
    Dimension: Diameter 64 x 69mm
    Weight: 305g
    Box Contents: Lens Cap(LC-58E), Lens Rear Cap(LR-2) , Instruction Manual, Olympus Worldwide Warranty Card


    M. ED 75mm f1.8

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    One of the things you're going to wonder about, especially with fast, wide-aperture lenses is just how sharp these lenses are wide-open.

    The 75mm 1.8 (for short) is literally quite stunning from the get-go at f/1.8! Featuring very high MTF curves which you can find in the links above, what this translates to is a brilliantly sharp lens from f//1.8 onwards.

    Do note that since we do not do technical tests, but real-life ones, close-up, and at f/1.8, the DOF can be narrower and may be perceived that the image is 'not so sharp'. Believe me, it's really quite the opposite! All these shots were shot at f/1.8.








    If you look carefully at the strap, you would be able to see a single strand of fiber sticking out!




    As evidenced, the way this lens renders colours, just like many Zuiko optics, is nothing short of breath-taking!


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    While I really like that the Olympus sensors and optics do with colours, one of the things I love is a good ol Black & White!

    Mind you, not just a desat of a colour file done in cam, I tend to do things to my files to make them the way I like.

    Also, since I decided to shoot other subjects with this lens, besides a few portraits, I really wanted to see how this lens lends towards B&W conversions. I'll let you be the judge.









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    Default Re: The OLYMPUS M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f1.8

    I collected the lens from DM a couple of days ago and went shooting with it today around the temples area in Tampinese Road

    Mostly shot at f1.8 at ISO 160 .....




    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Default Re: The OLYMPUS M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f1.8

    No processing done .... only pulled levels in from the extremes in a couple of shots (no fault of the lens) and sized down for web upload




    Crop of above image
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    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    crop of above image
    Last edited by ed9119; 22nd September 2012 at 10:27 PM.
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Crop of above image
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

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    Nice shots Ed!

    I love the way the Zuiko 75mm makes the subjects stand-out at f/1.8!


    These are a series of RANDOM shots, in colour, to show how nicely the Zuiko 75mm renders both scene and colours.















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    Shooting directly into high intensity store lights, the lack of flare is very nice!








    Next week I'll post up some Black and White portraits, something I feel the Zuiko 75mm does very, very well indeed.
    Last edited by Dream Merchant; 23rd September 2012 at 04:04 PM.

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    Feeding Mummy!






    Which way up?






    Glow



    That's the end of my review, unless of course this lense comes to me again, perhaps with the new 5 series camera? Who knows what might happen!

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    Nice pictures! And got me poisoned.

    may I know which model of camera you using?
    D7100,SB910,17-50/2.8OS,105/2.8VR,85/1.8D,2xE-M1,O60/2.8,12-40/2.8,35-100/2.8,14-42,LX100

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    Default Re: The OLYMPUS M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f1.8

    mostly with Olympus OMD and even the old E-PL2 and Panasonic Lumix M4/3 bodies
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

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    Default Re: The OLYMPUS M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f1.8

    lens update to V1.1 is now available.

    Fixing unstable exposure when shooting video using Pana body

    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    mostly with Olympus OMD and even the old E-PL2 and Panasonic Lumix M4/3 bodies
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