I love my Oly 45 mm 1.8 even more ..

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Bhupinder2002, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I am simply shocked with disbelief how sharp and beautiful this little gem is . I won't advise anyone to change camera body but to spend that money on buying this lens . A MUST FOR EVERY MFT user.
    Here are some more shots.
    Cheers
    Bhupinder

    P3200155. P3085009. P3044825. P3200125. P3200134. P3200128. P3200105. P3200102. PC240551. PC240734. PC240685.
     
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  2. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular

    Fantastic shootin' BP. You already convinced me to get this lens and I also share your enthusiasm for it!
     
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  3. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    To be honest PL25 mm 1.4 looks mediocre in front of this lens . I like PL25 mm 1.4 as well and I am keeping it but this is my favourite lens .I am off next week for 7 days and will shoot some good stuff.
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
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  4. Your enthusiasm for the Oly 45mm is obvious and the images certainly show why, but I can't agree that the PL 25mm is mediocre. They're just two very different lenses designed for different applications.

    BTW, are you going anywhere interesting during your week off?
     
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  5. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thanks for stopping here and sharing ur thoughts . I don't know ..I am still not getting 100& out of PL25 14. We are planning a trip to Great Ocean Road and may be Ballarat . I think I am gonna use PL25 1.4 extensively and see . I am think if i have bad copy or something .
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  6. I'd like to visit that part of the world myself one day. Have fun, and let us know how you get on with the 25mm.
     
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  7. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hi Nic
    I might move to Queensland soon . I am negotiating with Gladstone Hospital at the moment and will see how we go.
    Cheers
    bhupinder
     
  8. D@ne

    D@ne Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I honestly am never dissatisfied with any pics this lens takes...for the price, I can't imagine any m43 user not owning it (or at least having it on their wishlist).
     
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  9. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Totally with u my friend .I would suggest everyone to get this lens
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  10. capodave

    capodave Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dave
    I like this lens, but prefer my shorter primes, especially my 12.
     
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  11. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thanks Dave
    I am planning to get olympus 12 mm 2 soon
    Cheers
     
  12. capodave

    capodave Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dave
    You will love it!
     
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    Laurentiu Cristofor Mu-43 Veteran

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  14. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    Your enthusiasm for this lens is clear, as is the wonderful quality this lens can achieve for particular visual effect. But it's something of a one-trick-pony lens, for me.

    There are so many different visual applications one might use a lens for and while this is great for the specific focal length it is limited to, it is unsuitable when one needs different focal lengths.

    For me personally, I love having this lens - when I need the specific field of view and look it can achieve. But I find several other lenses much more useful, overall.
     
  15. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I fully agree with this statement .I wish Oly comes out with 17 mm 1.7 for 1.4 soon .
    But i find this lens more useful for shooting people on streets . U don't intrude any privacy but get close enough to capture the moment.
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  16. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    I really love the 45 for doing portraits. It's going to be interesting to see how the 75mm does when it comes out. There's probably a good chance I'll sell my 45 when the 75 is available; I'm not sure if I need more than one portrait lens.
     
  17. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I don't think I will sell this lens and 75 mm will become 150 on MFT which I don't need.
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  18. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    The 45 is a great native portrait lens for our m4/3 bodies... the best there is as a native portrait lens, so far, for m4/3, in my view. Though it doesn't come anywhere near the look I get from the Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 lens, but then again, how could it possibly do that? It does have AF, though, which is very nice.

    When the 75 comes out, that will be something to consider.
     
  19. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hahahh Thats not fair . We are comparing a USD 1500 lens to a Oly 45mm 1.8 which is only USD 339. This lens offers the best value for money .
    Cheers
    bhupinder
     
  20. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    OK... ya got me. Not an expected comparison to the Zeiss 85/1.4, I admitted that earlier on. I am fortunate in that I have a very broad selection of lenses for my m4/3 gear.

    The 45 is wonderful... I said that right up front. I've made it clear in my posts here that the 45/1.8 is one of my favorite lenses when shooting portraiture with the m4/3 format. But it's still a prime lens suitable for relatively limited applications. Very good for what it is, though, for sure!

    BUT, if I needed to limit my lens investment to only two or three m4/3 lenses and portraiture was not among my primary applications, the 45/1.8 may not be on my "MUST HAVE" list. It is certainly not a lens I would choose to "live" on my camera for general photography use.

    As a photographer who is fortunate to be able to have quite a few m4/3 lenses, then of course, it's among my chosen lenses. Still... it's a bit of a limited application lens and not a lens I would deem being an "essential" lens for general purpose photography. I absolutely love it for portrait work, example

    Blair1020382.

    and for shallow depth of focus imagery with moderate compression, but not so much for general use.
     
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