Olympus - M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.8 Portrait Lens for Most Micro Four Thirds Cameras - Silver

This Olympus M.Zuiko V311030SU000 45mm f/1.8 portrait lens creates a shallow depth-of-field for a background blurring effect. The Movie-Still-Compatible mechanism enables nearly silent focusing.

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$399.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • Decoration ring (DR-40)
  • Front lens cap (LC-37B) and rear lens cap (LR-2)
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.8 Portrait Lens for Most Micro Four Thirds Cameras
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

Features


Compatible with most micro four thirds mounts

For use with your existing camera.

Movie-Still-Compatible (MSC) mechanism

For quiet focusing.

90mm focal length (35mm equivalent)

With a shallow depth-of-field for a background blurring effect.

27° angle of view

Ideal for portraits.

f/22 minimum aperture and f/1.8 maximum aperture

For optimal light gathering, resulting in clear, detailed images.

9 elements in 8 groups with 7 aperture blades

2 E-HR lenses provide wide accuracy and sharp pictures.


Customer rating

4.9
100%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

4.2

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little prime lens.

    Posted
    crash
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Purchased the Olympus - M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 Portrait Lens for my BMPCC and have to say I am very happy with it. The lens is relatively fast at 1.8 and the 45mm lens on the BMPCC give me at 130 mm effective focal length. The build quality is excellent (the lens' housing and mount are metal).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best lens for m/43

    Posted
    cameratech

    I keep this lens on my camera all the time . It has replaced all my other lens due to its sharpness and amazing bokeh. I have much more expensive lens that don't work half as good . Get this lens you won't regret it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good lens

    Posted
    Ederd
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    Very good image quality, small, light, compact lens, perfect match for Em-10 mark 2.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you have a MFT camera you should own this lens

    Posted
    Paul
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    I just used this a few days ago to catch some of my friends playing softball (at bat) and it is awesome! Well worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

    Posted
    Cmcgee
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    I bought this for low light video and it works amazingly if you are distanced properly since it's a 45mm.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good lens

    Posted
    Keno1385
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    This is a fixed lens, meaning you cannot zoom in/out, but is fantastic for macro pictures, groups of people, and packs well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    exactly what i was needing...

    Posted
    mjmack
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    i'm getting some great pics now that i have this new 45mm lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super smooth

    Posted
    Rocky
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    Amazing lens when connected to the Osmo pro with x5 camera

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

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  • PCMagRating, 4.5 out of 5Jim Fisher on December 21, 2012
    Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8
    The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 ($399.99 direct) is a fast lens that delivers a classic 90mm-equivalent field of view when used on a Micro Four Thirds camera—a classic focal length for portraiture. From an optical performance standpointFull Review
  • CameralabsCamera Labs on March 1, 2012
    Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm 1:1.8
    With an effective focal length of 90mm and a maximum aperture of f1.8, the lens is ideal for portrait work and can deliver sharp detail on the subject with a satisfyingly blurred background behind it. Likewise for closer subjects down to theFull Review
  • HardwareZoneJanuary 3, 2012
    Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8
    The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 is a beautiful Micro Four Thirds lens that is perfect for portrait shooting. The fast f/1.8 aperture lets you grab quick shots in low-light and also pleasingly blur backgrounds to emphasize your subjectFull Review
  • The Imaging Resource!Rating, 4.8 out of 5November 23, 2011
    Olympus 45mm f/1.8 ED M.Zuiko Digital Review
    With excellent test results, this is a no-brainer of a conclusion - it's a great and inexpensive addition to your Olympus PEN kit, especially if you're a portrait shooter.Full Review
  • photodo.comphotodo.com on October 27, 2011
    REVIEW: Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Zuiko Digital Micro Four Thirds Lens Review
    This medium telephoto optic for Micro Four Thirds compatible cameras sports a fast maximum aperture of f/1.8, internal silent focusing and a low price of around £250.Full Review
  • ePHOTOzine (UK)Rating, 4.5 out of 5October 21, 2011
    Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Zuiko Lens Review
    Gary Wolstenholme reviews the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Zuiko Digital Micro Four Thirds lens.Full Review
  • LensTip.com (UK)Szymon Starczewski on September 7, 2011
    Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45 mm f/1.8
    The Micro 4/3 system, due to the Olympus and Panasonic cooperation, has been developing very fast; so fast that currently we have over 20 original system lenses with a whole variety of parameters at our disposal. Some of the newest ones are twoFull Review
  • TechRadar (UK)Rating, 3 out of 5tech.co.uk staff on March 12, 2008
    Olympus Zuiko 4-45mm f/3.5-5.6 review
    A kit lens that has a few surprisesFull Review



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