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[Vent] Finally got a 75mm f/1.8...

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by dbzkid777, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. dbzkid777

    dbzkid777 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 26, 2014
    I hope I don't regret this. I heard the 45mm has a greater magnification than the 75mm...

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  2. Carrera_C

    Carrera_C Mu-43 Rookie

    May 8, 2011
    How can a 45mm lens possibly have a greater magnification than a 75mm???
  3. sprocket87

    sprocket87 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 29, 2011
    I don't think you'll regret it. I just got mine and my first few test shots were astounding. This lens..... mmmmh.
  4. dbzkid777

    dbzkid777 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 26, 2014
    45mm has 0.11x while 75mm has 0.10x
  5. jjbigfly

    jjbigfly Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 6, 2013
    Not wanting to offend...perhaps more taking of pictures and less reading of details will make your life easier. The 75 is one of the better lenses made for any camera......You will see. :th_salute:
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  6. m43happy

    m43happy Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    The 75 is a completely different lens than the 45. Not sure what the problem is here.
  7. Vinpocetine

    Vinpocetine Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 25, 2014
    I don't understand, if your concern is magnification, get the 60mm macro, not the 45 or the 75.

    If you like the 75mm focal length, the 75 is a really beautiful lens. $559 is a sweet deal, that's $450USD.
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  8. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    That is precisely correct.
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  9. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    It's more about minimal focus distance than focal length.
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  10. tkbslc

    tkbslc Super Moderator

    That means you can easily shoot a headshot with either one, but both will suck for macros. Typical portraiture would be in the .05x (headshot) to .01x (full body) magnification range.
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  11. JoFT

    JoFT Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 11, 2014
    1. Congratulations! you got one of the best lenses on the market!
    2. Max. magnification is a question of minimal focal distance.
    3. If you wand a greater magnification: take a real macro lens like the Panasonic/Leica Elmarit f2.8 45mm

    A macro lens is a different story than a typical portrait lens... I have included some of the photos with the Elmarit f2.8 45mm by the way: a great lens as well - but as expensive as the Canon f2.8 100mm L IS USM...

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    just a little swiss national holiday fire.... the matches gives you a scale...

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  12. mario23

    mario23 Mu-43 Regular

    May 9, 2014
    Mines on the way and I can hardly wait but you got a real good deal!
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  13. MadMarco

    MadMarco Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 30, 2014
    Guildford, England
    You could try some extension tubes:


    They are a potentially cheap solution to your problem. My 17mm F1.8 gets to about 1:1.3 with the area in focus about 23mm across, without the tubes it's nothing like that.
  14. tkbslc

    tkbslc Super Moderator

    Dang, I just realized your screenshot meant the 75mm refurbs were in stock. But now it won't let me add one to cart. Guess I'll have to wait for the next round.
  15. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 25, 2012
    no need to vent... you won't regret it. Plus I'm sure you'll be able to resell it at minimal loss, even if you decide it's not for you.
  16. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    It is a common thing to feel that way after a lot of research. In the IT world, we have a phrase - "analysis paralysis". You get this when you've done so much research and have so many different ideas that you cannot make a decision...you've essentially paralyzed your decision making skills because there is too much data.

    So, to help you out a little:

    1) Take a deep breath and relax
    2) Both the 45 and 75 lenses are fantastic.
    3) Both lenses are considered top of their game, regardless of camera system you are looking at.
    4) You've already pulled the trigger - so whatever happens, let it happen.
    5) Go out and shoot that 75mm. Once you see what it is capable of...all fear, regret, second guessing will fade away.
    6) Enjoy being a happy camper and know that you've bought one of the best prime lenses on the market.
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  17. Itchybiscuit

    Itchybiscuit Photon Mangler

    Dec 10, 2013
    Glasgow, Scotland
    I don't own either lens so can't add to the discussion but I just wanted to say to Johannes - the macro shot of the snail really hits me in my happy place. Well done. :bravo-009:
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  18. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    Pop a +3 Marumi Close Up Filter on the 75mm and you'll get .36x.

    These are all with the 75mm:

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    Ferns by MikeAubrey, on Flickr

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    _6270064 by MikeAubrey, on Flickr
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  19. sootyvrs

    sootyvrs Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 6, 2015
    Enjoy the lens... One of the very best for MFT from whaty I've read!

    I'd get it myself but very rarely need/use this focal length so would never take it with me!
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  20. DL Photo

    DL Photo Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 15, 2012
    Richmond, BC, Canada
    How is the focus speed with the 75? Does it compare to the 45? Thinking of possible getting this to use for portraits, candid street.......but also using for indoor sports and pics of the dogs running around outdoors.
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