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AF Speed: Is the olympus 45mm 1.8 faster than the kit 14-42 mk ii lens?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by atomic, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2011
    I'm contemplating the 45mm 1.8, and I've read other posts that say the AF is "fast"... But how does it compare to the new kit lens? Thanks in advance for your insight.
  2. Canonista

    Canonista Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 3, 2011
    If there is any difference at all, it's certainly not noticeable. Both are plenty fast enough for me.
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  3. JJJPhoto

    JJJPhoto Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 8, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Jerry Jackson Jr
    The 45 "sometimes" focus faster in low light where the new kit lens might hunt for a second but most of the time there is no obvious difference in focus speed.
  4. DIS Ottawa

    DIS Ottawa Guest

    Focusing speed is about the same but image quality is better from the 45mm.
  5. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Image quality and lens speed, both.
  6. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    In good light, I can't tell the difference. In bad light, the 45 has two extra stops to use for focus and the results are as you'd expect.
  7. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2011
    Thanks, that's what I expected. Now I just need to find it in stock for the right price.
  8. DDBazooka

    DDBazooka Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 3, 2011
  9. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2011
    That's tempting. I must admit, even with all the good feedback, I am hesitant to order direct from HK.
  10. Jackpot

    Jackpot New to Mu-43

    Nov 3, 2011
    I just ordered from the same seller this week and got the lens for $345. It was delivered, for free, two days later. I'm very satisfied.
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