First pics with 45mm 1.8

eolake

Mu-43 Regular
Olympus E-PL3 Pen Lite with Franier grip and the brand new 45mm F:1.8 portrait lens. Beautiful.
It's the littlest portrait lens I've ever seen. The lens cap is barely larger than a 2-£ coin.

I got the lens today, from SRS Microsystems, UK. I had pre-ordered a month ago I think.

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Bokeh test at full opening. Very promising, though I have yet to test it in daylight.
Top image with noise reduction in software, lower one without. ISO 1600. Good result for a M4/3 sensor, the first full frame Canon 5D didn't do it better. And nice soft bokeh (background blur).

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Armanius

Mu-43 All-Pro
That's one sexy looking camera there!! Love the silver body with silver lens plus black grip. Nice!!
 

Amin Sabet

Administrator
I agree, the camera/lens/grip looks terrific.

I also agree that it's an impressively small lens. You can point an E-PL3/E-PM1/GF3/GF2 with this lens at anyone in a dinner party, and they will think it's a "point and shoot". Very casual looking. Also helps that it is optically unimpeachable.
 

eolake

Mu-43 Regular
Well said. Great for candid and street work.
And the tiltable lens makes you look less confrontational as you look down. You can even turn slightly the other way.
I once did this in a cafe, photographeda amongst other thing a toddler. In one pic I saw the dad look right at the camera. If it had looked like I was shooting, I'd probably have gotten a black eye!

I'd wanted a silver grip, but it doesn't exist, so I got the black one, and I gotta admit it looks verra kool indeed.
 
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