Oly 45/1.8 review

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by WT21, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
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  2. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    :rofl: Yeah, I need to stop all personal access to the internet to cut back on my lens purchases.
     
  3. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern California
    Dear olympus. Just take all my money for 2011...
     
  4. DekHog

    DekHog Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 3, 2011
    Scotland
    I do not need this lens..... I do not need this lens.... :dash2:
     
  5. chrism_scotland

    chrism_scotland Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2011
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Same here, was thinking I could be content with my Canon manual 50, but this looks really really good :(
     
  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    My preference is this one over the 12mm....
     
  7. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    The images look really good. This is probably the perfect lens for me. I have noticed how often the 14-42 and 45-200 are at (approximately) that FL for my pictures. Small, light, sharp fast, and good AF. I'm doomed.:redface:
     
  8. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    I'm definitely buying this lens - just a matter of when. I sold my 50mm f1.5 Voigtlander to pay for it. I've gotten a bit sidetracked with BOTH the EP3 and EPL3, but sometime in the next few months I'll find the $$$ for this one.

    -Ray
     
  9. awatahurm

    awatahurm Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 10, 2011
    "Oh goodness gracious, who does not like bokeh"

    After seeing those pictures, you'd have to hate bokeh not to crave the lens.
     
  10. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    The spec of this 45/1.8 is something that, as a professional portrait photographer, I have yearned for since entering m4/3 world with the GF1 almost two years ago.

    Legacy lenses such as the Zeiss 85/1.4 and 50/1.4 certainly gave me the optical effects on m4/3 that I need for my signature look, but the lack of auto focus made those lenses just a bit slower to work with than I needed for working quickly. Thus, I avoided using m4/3 for any of my paid portrait work. I have pre-ordered this new Zuiko lens and I am confident that for at lease some of my portrait work, this lens will allow me to use m4/3. I'm very, very excited to receive this new lens!

    Between the new 12/2.0, this 45/1.8, and either the 20/1.7 or the forthcoming P-L 25/1.4.... the m4/3 system is becoming increasingly appealing to me for professional use. What would really knock my socks off with m4/3 would be a native m4/3 lens of 90 to 100mm at f/2.8. That would provide an optical effect edging relatively close to my favorite portrait lens: 200mm f/2.8 on full frame DSLR format.
     
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  11. chrism_scotland

    chrism_scotland Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2011
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    I agree there seems to now be a really good lineup of lenses for m4/3 (if you like primes!)
     
  12. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    Chris... I actually prefer the convenience and versatility of fast, fixed aperture zooms (like the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L-IS), if the optical quality is there. But there is nothing even close to that available for m4/3 as yet. We can dream, perhaps, that someday there will be a 35-100 f/2.8 zoom lens for m4/3. In the meantime, "prime time" is especially attractive for me with m4/3. :smile:
     
  13. chrism_scotland

    chrism_scotland Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2011
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    I personally like primes and its one of the main reasons I've invested in m4/3 but yeah I know there are plenty of people who would like to see some fast fixed zooms.
     
  14. Novaron

    Novaron Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 3, 2010
    Falls Church VA
    Well I have it on pre-order from B&H. Hopefully it will ship prior to going to Seattle in early September. Until then I will use my Contax G 45/2 or Contax 50/1.4 Planar manual focus. Will be real nice on my new Pen EPL-3.
     
  15. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
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  16. chrism_scotland

    chrism_scotland Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2011
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Think I'm going to pre-order one here in the UK and give it a go, be interested to see how it compares to my legacy Canon 50.
     
  17. mach330

    mach330 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2011
    The OC
    I'm using my contax 45 as well. It's my fav lens so far but I've been really wanting an af.i preordered at adorama. I hope to get it next month.
     
  18. Gillymaru

    Gillymaru Mu-43 Veteran

    I am tempted to pre order but will be overseas from the first of October and I know with my luck it will arrive after I leave.
     
  19. anidel

    anidel Mu-43 Regular

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    May 13, 2011
    Twickenham, Uk
    anyone knows the final price in the Uk? On the pre-order site I can't seem to find it. If I pre-order and then find it's too expensive (which it won't be, but just as a matter of saying), can I cancel the order?
    I know I'll have to read their T&C, but maybe someone's willing to share the information he already knows?
     
  20. chrism_scotland

    chrism_scotland Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2011
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    I've seen it for £299.99 in the UK so not sure if thats the RRP
     
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