Thursday, June 28, 2012

Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm F1.8 Review: Coming Soon

I was contacted by Olympus Malaysia earlier this week, and I have just received a loaned unit of the much raved about Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm F1.8 lens for review purposes this evening. 


Image above taken with E-5 and 50mm macro lens. 
Low Key effect achieved by using wireless flash, with the aid of a small torchlight shining directly on the lens to create the reflective glass surface. 


To go along with the 75mm lens, I was loaned the SILVER version of the highly acclaimed Olympus OM-D E-M5. I shall be bringing these babies for test shooting this coming weekend, and I promise to do my very best to push out my blog reviews of the 75mm F1.8 lens soonest possible. 

Do check back here soon, as I have mentioned before, exciting times coming ahead !!

28 comments:

  1. Is that lens black or is it a trick of light?

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    1. Please leave a name when you comment next time.
      The lens is silver.

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  2. Woohoo can't wait to see your street shots with this lens.

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    1. This weekend I will attack the streets with this lens. Can't wait myself too.

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  3. Somehow I guessed from your recent comments that it could only be this one. Should be pretty "bokelicious" as Kai from DigitalRev would say. Even if that might be a bit long for indoors, I'm sure you'll come up with very impressive results from the streets...

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    1. Thanks Wolfgang, looking forward to bringing this lens out for shooting.

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  4. great...marvelous...splendid...can't wait for it

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    1. Me too !! Weekend, quick quick come already !

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  5. I think this is the most exciting setup of them all. Having a 12mm, 45mm and the 45mm I would go havoc on any photo street. Looking very much forward to your review.

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    1. Indeed Olympus is rolling out all the great primes. Exciting times.

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    2. I would say that Olympus m4/3 in future might be A Poor man's Leica with that set up and more lens to come...=)

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    3. Amiruddin, I would be happier to see Olympus making their own path, rather than following the footsteps of Leica. I love Olympus for their reasonably priced camera and lenses, even the cheapest camera and lens combination can create wonderful results.

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  6. now micro fourth third system is more complete than other mirrorless system!

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    1. Micro 4/3 certainly is getting there !

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  7. Dang Robin!

    I almost got my hands on a 12-35mm only to be informed I have to wait for 3 weeks minimum for another chance.

    In the meantime I am now listing for this lens. Did my kids stage photography with a 45mm f1.8 and really think the 74 will Ge great.

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    1. Hey Mark,
      I know right, 45mm is long, but a little longer such as 75mm would be really great for stage events. Not to mentioned the F1.8 !!

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  8. What a fantastic chance to try it out! Have fun...

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  9. Robin, please take some full body portraits too wide open. thanks

    Robert.

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    1. Thanks Robert, I will keep that in mind.

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  10. Please don´t forget to shoot full body portraits with tight framing in both horizontal and vertical composition so that people can see the amount of background that is possible with a m4/3 lens.

    There were already test shots that proved the lens was very sharp wide open and devoided of CA and distortion ot vignetting but there is some needed info about the accuracy of focus and speed at f1.8 and of course the subject isolation capability with different backgrounds,... if possible compare full body shots with 45mm f1.8 thanks.

    You were the reviewer that made the Olympus OM-D accepted to produce pro-level images so please don´t shoot just ordinary objects but shoot people (they don´t need to be models).

    Thanks and keep your outstanding work.

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    1. Hey Fransico,
      I will do what I can, no worries. Will see how the photos turn out. Still in the shooting progress at the moment.

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  11. hei Robin

    we all are waiting ... :)

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    1. Patience I just finished one shooting session, preparing to go to the next !! Will do the fastest I can.

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  12. Hi Robin,

    As always I am sure you will review this splendid Olympus product in the manner it deserves. So my only comment is... Take your time and do it right rather than hurry up just so that we readers have the review as fast as possible.
    I can wait!!!

    Oh and have fun with both (E-M5 and the 75mm)

    Stockografie

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  13. Hi Robin,
    If you can please check the auto focus performance on fast moving objects (eg motorcycle) at various angles to the line of sight.

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  14. Hi Robin, Norway calling!

    If you got the time, please check it out towards sport & action! It would be a great "lite action" prime I think.....
    My OM-D with batterigrip is realy missing both this on and the 60 macro!

    Best regards
    Terje

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