Pre-Production Preview of the Olympus M Zuiko Digital 75mm F1.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Compact System Cameras
ePHOTOzine has had access to a pre-production Olympus 75mm F1.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Compact System Cameras. This lens provide a full frame equivalent of a 150mm F3.6 lens (in terms of depth of field) and it is mentioned by Olympus to be the best ever lens made for Micro Four Thirds system.
This is a fast semi tele/portrait lens made of a metal body construction and usage of super high grade ED lens. The filter thread size of the lens is of 58mm and will have a retail price of £799.
The lens do fit well in the palm of a hand justifying the bet of Olympus to be one of the first adopters of compact system cameras that have a lightweight size avoiding as much compromises in image quality due to that fact.
Specifications of the Olympus M Zuiko Digital 75mm F1.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Compact System Cameras
|Mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Focal length||75mm (150mm Full Frame equivalent)|
|Angle of view||16°|
|Filter Thread Size||58mm|
|Minimum focusing distance||75cm|
The lens also come with a lens hood as an optional. The lens hood code is LH-61F and retails for £69.99.
Some photo samples of this new lens from Olympus for Micro Four Thirds compact system cameras can be found here.
More details on the hands on preview of the 75mm F1.8 lens can be found at ePHOTOzine website http://www.ephotozine.com/article/olympus-75mm-m-zuiko-digital-f-1-8-hands-on-preview-19534.