So the 75mm f1.8 finally arrived in Canada. I think is the first shipment of stock. Didn't have to pre-order it but I did put my name down for a few stores. I took the lens out at the store and examined it. My very very first impression when I took it out was that it didn't feel like it was constructed from metal alloy. Maybe is the coating and the weight, and most likely the price I'm about to pay for this lens. The coating on the lens barrel looks matte, thus looks closer to the 45mm. It was a slight let down since everywhere I read rave about the construction. The 12mm felt more sturdy, probably just my illusion cause is smaller and of the shiny metal coating. The CV25 still has the best build imo. I had some slight hesitation when pulling out the credit card. With tax, is like $5 over the magic 1k. Anyways, here are some shots around the park. No I did not buy this lens to shoot people sunbathing, but mights as well shoot something far as this is my longest focal I have. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/7947719206/" title="Enjoying the last bit of sunshrine by dtchan, on Flickr"> "1024" height="640" alt="Enjoying the last bit of sunshrine"></a> Have some trouble to focus as it is quite easily miss. Makes it even harder when she is moving. Not sure if focus tracking will help but not a big fan of it. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/7947717200/" title="She wants ice-cream ~ by dtchan, on Flickr"> "1024" height="683" alt="She wants ice-cream ~"></a> Got to move pretty far to get a shot of the whole car. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/7947707884/" title="Beat Up Car by dtchan, on Flickr"> "1024" height="640" alt="Beat Up Car"></a> It was a very sunny afternoon. Playing with the metering. Used the SH meter on the OM-D then AE lock + dial down the exposure. Image may look overcook but is really what the sunflower look like. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/7947721938/" title="Sunflower by dtchan, on Flickr"> "1024" height="683" alt="Sunflower"></a> The lens look very sharp to me. I do add some sharpening during post processing, basically just similar to what I usually do. The bokeh looks amazing. I guess so does the 45mm. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/7947713876/" title="What is this flower call? by dtchan, on Flickr"> "1024" height="640" alt="What is this flower call?"></a> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/7947727384/" title="Steady ~ by dtchan, on Flickr"> "1024" height="640" alt="Steady ~"></a> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/7947729898/" title="Flower by dtchan, on Flickr"> "1024" height="640" alt="Flower"></a> Shot through the fence, blurring it almost completely. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/7947727296/" title="Through the fence by dtchan, on Flickr"> "1024" height="683" alt="Through the fence"></a> Some after thought, the weight of the lens is nice I guess. Don't get tired compared to the CV25. I was using the it on the OM-D with a gariz case. The front element is the biggest I have... I am very afraid of scratching or damaging it. I was like that with the CV25 in the beginning but got used to it now. But this one is so much bigger. Anyone using a B+W filter on it? I don't know would it be a waste to add a filter to such a nice lens (I don't want to use hoods though).