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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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45mm Lens Olympus M.Zuiko

Thought Iíd give a bit of feedback on my recent purchase, the M.Zuiko 45mm f1.8 lens in silver for my OM-D EM-5.

Iím really impressed with the results so far, I was looking for something that I could use for when Iím out walking, something that will capture what Iíve seen be it portrait, trees, skies, wildlife, canals..All the usual stuff. It feels more robust and better quality than my zoom lens for around the same price and it seems incredibly quick to focus in more challenging situations. The idea of not having a zoom appeals; I need to work more on composition, rather than just zooming in and snapping away.

Definitely worth every penny and am looking forward to putting it through its paces.
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Re: 45mm Lens Olympus M.Zuiko

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Thought Iíd give a bit of feedback on my recent purchase, the M.Zuiko 45mm f1.8 lens in silver for my OM-D EM-5.

Iím really impressed with the results so far, I was looking for something that I could use for when Iím out walking, something that will capture what Iíve seen be it portrait, trees, skies, wildlife, canals..All the usual stuff. It feels more robust and better quality than my zoom lens for around the same price and it seems incredibly quick to focus in more challenging situations. The idea of not having a zoom appeals; I need to work more on composition, rather than just zooming in and snapping away.

Definitely worth every penny and am looking forward to putting it through its paces.
101% with you on the appeal of not zooming. Zooming should be done by kids in tarted up Corsas (but not on the public highway).
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Re: 45mm Lens Olympus M.Zuiko

I was looking for the Turbo on my lens also wondered the BHP?
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Re: 45mm Lens Olympus M.Zuiko

It's easy to overlook the tiny gem! How does something so small achieve such good f/1.8 performance? I used it for night-time shots of wildlife in Borneo and found it did a remarkable job.
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Re: 45mm Lens Olympus M.Zuiko

I get results from the 45mm that are every bit as good as from my Leica 25mm f/1.4

When I tried the f/1.2 version, I simply couldnít see the IQ improvement to warrant the extra cost and weight.
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I get results from the 45mm that are every bit as good as from my Leica 25mm f/1.4

When I tried the f/1.2 version, I simply couldnít see the IQ improvement to warrant the extra cost and weight.
It's far easier to design and manufacture slower glass, and punters don't like spreading the dosh so something has to suffer.
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