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SLR Gear reviews the 45/1.8

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by WT21, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
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  2. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    My Oly 45mm is razor sharp at f1.8, sharper than anything I've seen at f1.8 so far and better than Panny 20mm at that apertures (similar sharpness but better contrast and color).

  3. Angelo

    Angelo Mu-43 Rookie

    Oct 29, 2011
    Montreal, Canada
    I wouldn't go so far as to call it razor sharp wide open, but it's damned impressive for a $400 prime.

  4. Liamness

    Liamness Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 20, 2011
    It's quite acceptable wide open, given the shallow depth of field applications of such a setting. I shoot with it at f/2.8 or above most of the time though.
  5. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    I should clarify my statement, it's razor sharp wide open in the center, I didn't look at the corners.
  6. CPWarner

    CPWarner Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 24, 2010
    It would be really nice if SLRgear would test the Panasonic 45mm prime in comparison. The Olympus is impressively sharp center to corner from f4 to f16 in their results. I have the Panasonic 45mm and would like to see the comparison.
  7. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Although they have the same focal lengths, I'd debate that they're 2 different lenses :smile:
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  8. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    I agree. They can be used for many of the same things but clearly the two were designed with different priorities in mind. I have no doubt that the PanaLeica is a fabulous lens. But at half the price the Oly was a no-brainer for me and I have yet to be disappointed.
  9. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I agree that a comparison between the m.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 and Leica 45mm f/2.8 Macro-Elmarit would be useful to see. For those looking for a 45mm AF lens, they can more easily weigh the advantages of Lens Speed vs. Close Focus when they know how comparable the image quality is.
  10. CPWarner

    CPWarner Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 24, 2010
    Possibly, but I have a bit of a hard time owning two 45mm primes. As I really like macro, I have the Panasonic 45mm. But a comparison would be nice even if it just shows that clementines and oranges are different :smile:
  11. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
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  12. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    I got mine today and it's super sharp:2thumbs:
  13. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
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