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    Default Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 Lens + E-PL3 body



    Beautifully designed and affordably priced, this lens makes a sensational addition to any enthusiast’s camera kit. Thanks to its fast aperture, the high-power prime lens is absolutely ideal for capturing people in portraits shot that really stand out, with beautiful background blur and vivid contrasts. It is also compatible for movie-making as well, allowing users to shoot top-quality films with extremely fast focusing. On top of all this, it looks good too - packaged in a compact body with a subtle metal-like exterior and complete with interchangeable decoration rings to perfectly match the colour of different PEN cameras.


    • Large aperture for a nice depth of field effect
    • Ideal for portrait photography
    • Superb price-performance ratio
    • Sleek metal-like exterior design
    • Interchangeable decoration rings
    • High-speed AF with MSC technology

    Focal Length
    Focal length 45 mm
    Focal length (equiv. 35mm) 90 mm
    Lens Construction
    Lens configuration 9 lenses / 8 groups
    E-HR elements 2
    Lens mechanism Inner focus with screw drive mechanism
    Angle of view 27 °
    Closest focusing distance 0.5 m
    Maximum image magnification 0.11 x (Micro Four Thirds) / 0.22 x (35mm format)
    Aperture
    Number of aperture blades 7 Circular aperture diaphragm for natural background blurring
    Maximum aperture 1:1.8
    Minimum aperture 1:22
    Dimensions
    Filter diameter 37 mm
    Dimensions 56 mm Ř, 46 mm
    Weight 116 g

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    Default Re: Preview: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens

    Weekend is strictly family day for me. The main subject i get to shoot is my prince and princess.

    45mm f1.8







    The JPEG compression does not make justices to the sharpness of the lens

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    Default Re: Preview: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens

    45mm f1.8





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    Default Re: Preview: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens

    45mm f8.0



    100%





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    Default Re: Preview: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens

    I just picked up the 45mm f1.8 from simon this afternoon

    will post ISO tests and F-stop tests (paired with the E-PL3 against a static target set-up with constant light ) this evening when i get home...
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    sounds great. looking forward to it. btw, does the E-PL3 and E-P3 share the same sensor?

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    Default Re: Preview: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens

    Apologies.... been busy with helping my daughter with her maths homework this evening before i could start uploading any images at all (man, I COULD NOT figure out a few of these questions myself meant for 11 year olds LOL !!) I either got more stupid or kids these days are getting smarter...

    OK lets get down to it ..... lets begin with the f-stop tests for the 45/1.8 .... mounted onto a E-PL3 with
    ISO at a constant ISO 320
    AWB
    Constant source of overhead indoor flourescent light
    Camera set on a flat book
    Camera delayed shutter timer set at 2sec to keep everything still
    File saved at LOW '4'
    Check the EXIF info for more if you want to know more

    f1.8


    f2.8


    ff3.5


    f4.5


    f5.6
    Last edited by ed9119; 5th July 2011 at 12:16 AM.
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    Default Re: Preview: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens

    f8.0


    f11.0


    f18.0


    f22.0
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Default Re: Preview: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens

    ISO tests

    Again static set up with indoor flourescent lighting
    Constant f4.5
    Self Timer set at 2sec
    Camera/Lens set on a book top

    ISO 200


    ISO 320


    ISO 400


    ISO 640


    ISO 800
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Default Re: Preview: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens

    ISO 2000


    ISO 5000


    ISO 8000


    ISO 12800
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

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    Default Re: Preview: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens

    The 45mm f1.8 comes in an all-metal body with an all-metal lens mount ..... like its 12mm sister, it reeks of build quality

    The lens hood however is polycarbonate (plastic) and is a BAYONET mount (unlike the hood for the 12mm which uses a screw cam )

    The 45mm DOES NOT come with a manual/auto ring unlike the 12mm nor is there any indication/button/switch on its barrels that it can be used in manual focus mode ....... BUT it IS ABLE to be focussed manually ..... you'll have to hop into the Menu and switch from AF/AF-C to MF

    Below the 45mm mounted on a E-PL3 body side-by-side the 12mm mounted on a E-P3 body nestling in a canvas Domke F3X


    The 45mm sports a very nice all-metal lens mount


    For a 90mm f1.8 equivalent ...... it is TINY and LIGHT (if you've ever held an 85mm/f1.8 prime from N or C before)





    With its lens hood reversed in a stowed away position I have YET to see a smaller camera/lens 85/100mm prime lens f2.8 or faster combination THIS compact
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Default Re: Preview: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens

    with the lens hood off its barely the same size profile as a larger PnS super zoom


    with the hood mounted and LCD screen flipped all out its just a touch longer than my pen


    the E-PL3 does NOT sport a touchscreen but its swiveling LCD screen, sweet shutter button + intelligent ergonomics keeps it on a close par with its E-P3 sister
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

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    Default Re: Preview: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens

    The E-PL3 has a VERY smart and convenient landing patch for the thumb
    Love the way the video shooting, magnifying and fn buittons are placed
    I'd dedicate the Fn button for AEL but thats just me
    The 'OK' button gives quick access to most major functions
    The Menu button brings you to other functions and welcomes you to the sport of Menu Diving

    Last edited by ed9119; 5th July 2011 at 01:31 AM.
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    Default Re: Preview: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens

    any news on its retail price?
    µ43rd rocks!

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    Default Re: Preview: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens

    no sorry ...... i really have no idea
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Default Re: Preview: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens

    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    no sorry ...... i really have no idea
    pls let us know when you receive the information... thanks.
    µ43rd rocks!

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    Can you comment on how visible the flip-up screen is on the EPL3 in outdoor conditions, preferably including bright light? If you've ever used a Nex, I'd be interested in a comparison of those screens. I'm an m43 shooter who bought a Nex primarily for that screen, which is a wonderful tool for street shooting. And the screen is incredible in outdoor conditions. If the EPL3 screen is even close to that, I'm gonna be at the front of the line for that camera. With its fast AF and all of the m43 lenses I already have, I'd love to sell the Nex and move back to m43 for that type oof shooting.

    Thanks,

    -Ray

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    is this gonna be released anytime soon?

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