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My Olympus 75mm Review

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Jman, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
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  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
  3. msk

    msk Mu-43 Rookie

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    Aug 10, 2012
    NW Indiana
    Mike Kehle
    Very nice write up! I now have another lens to add to my wishlist!
     
  4. bcaslis

    bcaslis Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2011
    Wilsonville, OR, USA
    Brian Caslis
    Great review. Man, do I want this lens.
     
  5. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Mikey
    Excellent review. I just let go of my 45mm 1.8 last week to help finance for this lens. I had both the O45 and PL25 and always found myself grabbing the PL25. Am anxiously waiting for my 75mm 1.8 to be delivered by Amazon in a couple of weeks. After reading your review, I don't believe I'll have any regrets. Thanks for reaffirming my decision. :wink:
     
  6. arad85

    arad85 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2012
    Hmm... 12-35 or 75, 12-35 or 75.....

    Thanks Jordan - your reviews are very helpful (if a little costly to the wallet!).
     
  7. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

    475
    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Well, I need to review a crappy lens to balance things out, but that hasn't been happening.
     
  8. greenarcher02

    greenarcher02 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 13, 2012
    Manila, Philippines
    Is this lens suitable for Panasonic bodies? I relatively have shaky hands, and even with O45 I'm having a hard time not getting blurry hand-held shots on speeds slower than 1/80. And I rarely use a tripod.

    That's why right now I'm eagerly waiting for the P35-100 f/2.8. But the light gathering on O75 is better.
     
  9. CPWarner

    CPWarner Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 24, 2010
    Cliff
    The 35-100mm will get purchased first, but I will get this eventually. Thanks for your thoughtful review Jman!
     
  10. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

    475
    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    It's suitable if you can keep shutter speeds above 1/160s. Because of the length, you need faster shutter speeds without IS. Luckily, because it's f/1.8, it's not usually a problem to have 1/160 or higher.
     
  11. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Not likely I will ever be able to afford this lens, but you've provided ample reasons to try. Thanks!
     
  12. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    I keep telling myself this as well. But I'm not sure anymore... both the 12-35/35-100 are huge ticket items... the 75 I could get sooner... :biggrin:
     
  13. greenarcher02

    greenarcher02 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 13, 2012
    Manila, Philippines
    Hmm thanks. It's probably better for outdoors in daylight. I've been using my O45 indoors a lot and at ISO 1600, and it rarely gets to 1/160 or higher.

    Thanks! I might be changing priorities soon.:2thumbs:
     
  14. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Just for fun, here's a shot from this morning, dim interior light, and I had to push it in post a stop because I didn't compensate for the metering of the bright background. Still, not bad for (effectively) ISO 2500 and 1/25 sec. :) 

    chloe_stare.
    E-M5    ---    75mm    f/1.8    1/25s    ISO 1250
     
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