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Olympus 45 / 1,8 M.zuiko Digital ED

We have collected and analyzed 23 expert reviews and 1776 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 83/100 and users rate it 91/100. The average review date is Feb 7, 2011. We have compared these reviews to 393159 reviews from other Lenses & Filters. Last update: May 28, 2017.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus 45 / 1,8 M.zuiko Digital ED

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 374 user reviews of Olympus 45 / 1,8 M.zuiko Digital ED from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the reliability and size. The usability and design also get good feedback.

price, design, usability, size, reliability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm 1:1.8 LensOlympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm 1:1.8 Lens

May, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus 45 / 1,8 M.zuiko Digital ED

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 539 user reviews of Olympus 45 / 1,8 M.zuiko Digital ED from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The usability and design also get good comments.

price, design, usability, size, reliability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus EVOLT E500 8MP Digital SLR with 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 & 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko LensesOlympus EVOLT E500 8MP Digital SLR with 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 & 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Lenses

May, 2017

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

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 standpoint it's a...

Very sharp. Minimal distortion. Compact. Fast aperture

Plastic lens barrel. Lens hood not included

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 is compact, sharp, and can capture a ton of light—it's a great portrait lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: PhotographyBLOG (photographyblog.com)

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 45mm f/1.8

 
Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Camera Labs (cameralabs.com)

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 the nearest...

Superb image quality. Sharp right into the corners at f4., f1.8 focal ratio ideal for shallow depth of field (relative to MFT lenses)., Great value for money., Incredibly small and light., No compatibility issues to report on Panasonic or Olympus bodies.

Modest closest focusing distance of 0.5m means it's no macro lens., Lens hood not supplied as standard - it's an optional extra., Lack of optical stabilisation may be an issue for Panasonic owners., No weather-sealing.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: (hardwarezone.com)

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 subject. Here's a...

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Olympus Zuiko 4-45mm f/3.5-5.6 review

 

A kit lens that has a few surprises

Good sharpness throughout

Expensive

High in price and also in crop factor, the Olympus fails to give really ultrawide photo opportunities. Handling and optical performance are good but, ultimately, the lens doesn't really deliver a wide view

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Review

 
Feb, 2012

Expert review by: photozone.de (photozone.de)

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm f/1.8 - Review / Lens Test

 

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Feb, 2012

Expert review by: (ephotozine.com)

Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Zuiko Lens Review

 

Gary Wolstenholme reviews the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Zuiko Digital Micro Four Thirds lens.

Very good value; Excellent sharpness; Compact & lightweight; Good build quality

Lens hood is an optional extra

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Szymon Starczewski (lenstip.com)

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 two new...

small, very handy housing ; sensational image quality in the frame centre ; excellent image quality on the edge of the frame, including the maximum relative aperture ; very low chromatic aberration ; low distortion ; slight astigmatism ; well-corrected...

pity the lens is not made entirely of metal

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Jamie Harrison (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6

 

While not offering the highest resolution, Olympus has certainly made an optic that stands out...

Good resolution, controlled distortion and fringing

Corner sharpness issues

Zuiko lenses have a good reputation, and this lens shouldn't detract from that. A nice build combined with impressive performance for the price leads to a lens worth hanging onto.

Apr, 2007