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
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
Box Contents: Lens Cap(LC-58E), Lens Rear Cap(LR-2) , Instruction Manual, Olympus Worldwide Warranty Card
M. ED 75mm f1.8