Showcase Olympus 75mm f/1.8

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Graham_of_Rainham, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Graham_of_Rainham

    Graham_of_Rainham Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 16, 2010
    One thing I have never learned, is patience. :redface:

    When I'm given a new toy to play with, I rush head long into shooting without really considering what I'm doing. Consequently, this was taken with the camera just as it was given to me. We were pushed for time, as lots of people wanted to be the first to try the new lens, as well as the OM-D.

    So what you see here is very much a grab shot, that I've cropped to clear background distractions. If this is what it can do in "amateur" mode, imagin how good it will be once I get over the initial excitement...


    I did take quite a few other shots, with the 75mm mounted on my trusty old E-PL1. I really am impressed and see this lens becoming a true classic. :2thumbs:
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  2. hamadiscool

    hamadiscool Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 23, 2011
    Please post a full body portrait at f/1.8! I have yet to see such a pic from this lens.
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  3. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 24, 2011
    Yes. :wink:
  4. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
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    I would love to see an upper half portrait (head to waist) with the camera in landscape (horizontal) orientation and f/1.8 with an outdoor setting in background.

    Yes, I know... that's asking a lot... but would be VERY helpful if you can manage it! :smile: This is exactly the kind of outdoor portrait I like to shoot: (taken with 5DMkII and 200mm f/2.8L lens). And I think the 75/1.8 can get somewhat close to this look... but I want to SEE it.

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  5. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
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    by cropping out the background, you've cropped out exactly what makes the lens so special.
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  6. 938mm

    938mm Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 24, 2012
    Hong Kong
    Here you go! Not exactly outdoor but taken indoor, ISO 1600, f1.8, RAW & processed in LR4.1, exposure adjusted and increased a little clarity. I would say that this lens gets you pretty close to what you're after. :smile:


    One in portrait orientation

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  7. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Here´s my first testshot.
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  8. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    You freaked out my cat. We were both sure there was another feline coming out of our computer screen. :2thumbs:
  9. htc

    htc Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 11, 2011
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    Still hope to get more time with the lens, but it's raining...

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  10. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Took the 75 out on rally today, it´s a very nice lens for this also :)

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  11. chrism_scotland

    chrism_scotland Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 1, 2011
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Looks good! I had wondered about using the 75mm FL for similar things and maybe some aviation.
  12. lubov

    lubov Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 4, 2011
    Honestly I could get that look with my GF1 , oly 45 and photoshop, but I do like my pictures too look a little less cartoony.
    I know when it comes too skin retouching there is a huge variance in taste, but she looks plastic to me
  13. tuanies

    tuanies Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 13, 2011
    Graham, WA
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    Tuan Huynh
    You just sold me on the 75mm. Now to find a way to convince the wife I need it.
  14. cputeq

    cputeq Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 27, 2012
    Albuquerque, NM
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    I might get this lens. I would *LOVE* to have that Datsun, awesome shot of a groovy car!
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  15. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
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    lubov... please... pardon me for my inadequacies and taste in portraits...perhaps you can lead the way... and light a better path to help me toward success... I imagine your taste and success in professional portraiture is at least as lofty as your gentility. :wink:
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  16. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    More motorsportaction with my 75mm, this time Formula Offroad from Iceland.














    More images from this event on my site :)
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  17. toshiro

    toshiro Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 3, 2012
    Olympus 75 1.8 just arrived, what an amazing lens. Wide open and heavily cropped (like 50%):

    Untitled on Flickr
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  18. NikkoExiledInSF

    NikkoExiledInSF Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 8, 2011
    Wiltshire, UK
    Those 4x4 dudes are *crazy* - and I loved the shots. Here's a few taken with my new Oly 75mm f/1.8




    Highly recommended!

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  19. djonesii

    djonesii Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 18, 2011
    Cant do action

    Well .... this thread just proves it, I should sell my OMD, it just will never be able to do action shots.

    Guess I'm doomed to look like Quasimodo from all that heavy CaniKon gear I'll be forced to carry ...


    or maybe not.

  20. Rudi

    Rudi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 16, 2010
    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    Good one, Don! :thumbup: :smile:
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