Aug 16

Olympus 75mm f/1.8 – First Impressions

My full review of the 75mm f/1.8 is now up. Head over there to take a look!

The Olympus 75mm f/1.8 arrived into the Admiring Light studios (i.e, my hands) yesterday. Took it for a short test spin, and it is quite the impressive optic, so far. It’s not perfect, but it’s darn, darn good. The lens is well built and feels great in the hand, and autofocus is very fast. I was even able to use C-AF to pretty good effect with this lens. Bokeh is nice and the images are quite sharp. I’ll be posting my full in-depth review in the coming week or two.

You can check out my reviews of other Olympus prime lenses for Micro 4/3…the excellent 12mm f/2 and 45mm f/1.8.

Here are a few quick samples:

Pink and Green – Olympus E-M5 with Olympus 75mm f/1.8 @ f/1.8

Olympus E-M5 with Olympus 75mm f/1.8 @ f/1.8

Ivy – Olympus E-M5 with Olympus 75mm f/1.8 @ f/4

100% Extreme Corner Crop of above image

Monique – Olympus E-M5 with Olympus 75mm f/1.8 @ f/1.8

Smile – Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Olympus 75mm f/1.8 @ f/1.8


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Jordan Steele

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Admiring Light; Photographer; Electrical Engineer and Dad


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  1. Dave

    Beautiful photos. Thanks for showing me the next argument between my wife and I.

    Please don’t post anymore from this lens or I will be pawning my wife’s jewelry to get it (from the bottom of the pile, she’ll never notice it gone).

    1. Andrea

      “I will be pawning my wife’s jewelry” – I’m single, I think I’ll have to sold my cat into slavery… 😀

  2. Brad C

    That last shot is great. I’m very likely going to be grabbing this lens when I can find one… I always wanted the Canon 135mm f/2 when I shot Canon, now that I shoot mFT I’m lusting after this lens :)

  3. RobvE

    Thanks for sharing. This looks like a great lens for sure. Will have a word with Santa.

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