Olympus 45 f1.8 "Lens of the Year" at TOP

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Markb, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    for micro 4/3... this or the pana-leica 25mm 1.4 :biggrin:
  2. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    I always find it ironic when people who own interchangeable lens cameras fall in love with one lens and never take it off their camera.
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  3. Markb

    Markb Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 9, 2011
    Kent, UK
    ...or buy one "travel zoom" to cover all focal lengths :smile:
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  4. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    I adore the 45mm. The PL25, on the other hand, leaves me cold at almost any price.
  5. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    It's just like buying an SUV that can crawl over boulders to go to the mall. The capability is never used, yet still useful at cocktail parties.
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  6. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Eveyones know here that I am in love with this lens .
    So I took this lens of the year really on the top...some shots of Melbourne city from Eureka tower 88th Floor ..all shots handheld with Olympus EPL2

    ISO 400 f3.2 - Famous Flinder Street station


    ISO 1600 f1.8 same station
    ISO 200 f1.8
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  7. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hahahahah ...how do u know that this lens is always on my Olympus EPL2???
  8. Aegon

    Aegon Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2011
    Portland, OR
    An interchangeable body means I can upgrade the sensor every couple years.
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  9. capodave

    capodave Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 4, 2010
    Southern Cal
    As much as I like the 45 I think my 12 gets as much use because of the quality of pictures I get from it as well as the fov.
    I also like my 20 for other type of photos as well as my Voigtlander 40.
    I almost can't say I favor one over the other, they are just different.
    I feel lucky to have all four, and will probably add the 14 at some point.
  10. James Pilcher

    James Pilcher Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 6, 2011
    Colorful Colorado
    The only thing SUVs and 4WD are good for is getting you stuck further from the main road. :wink:
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  11. James Pilcher

    James Pilcher Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 6, 2011
    Colorful Colorado

    I quite like my 45mm. OTOH, I adore the Leica 25mm. We are all different. :smile:
  12. MrDoug

    MrDoug Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 5, 2011
    Boise, Idaho
    Last week I sold my 45/1.8.. I have sellers remorse big time.. I went back and reviewed some of my flagged shots and there were several good ones with the 45.. I think I will order another one and get it back in my bag..! ASAP
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  13. pkincy

    pkincy New to Mu-43

    Dec 20, 2011
    Del Mar, Ca
    Why use a large heavy slow zoom with poor IQ when you can have a fast sharp small prime on a camera body.

    If you want a variety of focal lengths carry a second body with another prime on it.

    Heck I bought a 23 mm fast prime lens that had a free body attached to it. I can totally see pairing that with the 45 f1.8 attached to some body (likely the GX1 at this point).

  14. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hahah Why so much confusion sir ???lol
  15. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    Nice turn of logic... :rofl:
  16. HuX

    HuX Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 3, 2012
    My 45mm 1.8 has just arrived :D Happy days! Been wanting this lens since I first saw digital revs review.
  17. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    The user not the manufacturer can choose exactly which lens to leave on. What's ironic about that?

    I used to use a 24mm on an OM1 and 85mm on an OM4 (sometimes they got swapped) and a 35mm just sat in the small bag that carried it all 99% of the time.

    I had other lenses that mostly stayed at home, but could be used if I had a need.

  18. runner girl

    runner girl Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Nov 26, 2011
    I know it sounds dumb but I'm having trouble getting around my concern that this "silver" lens will look dumb on my black G3. Anyone want to post a photo of that set-up?
  19. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Haha I have Red EPL2 and silver looks cool ..