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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25 mm F1.8 Lens, Fast Fixed Focal Length, Suitable for All MFT Cameras (Olympus OM-D & PEN Models, Panasonic G-Series), Black

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rather boring and more interesting is how lenses and cameras perform doing what they are meant to do. It is also highly resistant to lens flare, even when pointing it directly at the Sun as I did this morning. In-depth testing Latest Camera Reviews Beyond the studio tests Feature Articles and Videos see how we see Sample Galleries real world performance Field Test Videos Throwback Thursday Classic Cameras from Days Past What's that Noise?

Stopping down improves performance across the frame, with sharpness in the centre reaching outstanding levels between f/2 and f/8. It offers the best optical performance, with beautiful bokeh at open apertures and impressive close?

The out of focus area has very good "creaminess", with round shaped bokeh and overall looking very pleasing, not distracting at all. Having used this lens in day light and low light situations equally, I have never faced any auto-focus related issues. In a first for Olympus, outside of their ‘Pro’ line, they finally include a lens hood with the package. The squirrel picture shown above and the one below ended up perfectly in focus on the first try, even though the little animal only stayed still for a matter of milliseconds. I have the E-M1 with 12-40 Pro zoom and wonder if it would be possible for you to post comparison shots of the same scene between the 25mm prime and the zoom to show any difference.

The minimum focus distance is 25cm, which is ideal for close ups, or shooting in claustrophobic environments.full scene… see below for a crop Center crop – see fine detail in metal and in far background trees Pay attention to foreground and background – see crop below See details and background Pay attention to the sign and tree – See crop below Notice letters and far background Indoor Scene at F/7. Bokeh is often one of the aspects that is criticised for being poor or less pleasant with the Micro Four Thirds system but even with the smaller sensor, you can still get some very nice results with the right lens. one of the sharpest lenses around in the market) but the look and feel of the images somehow came out with similar tones. because it was smaller, lighter and cheaper and there was not much difference in the optical performance of both the lenses even though the Panasonic is a faster lens. would be a definite improvement over what you now have, and a good walkaround lens if you don't mind the single focal length.

It uses a revolutionary new way of arranging imaging elements to let more light in while boosting low light performance. It is an outstanding lens, but I haven't bought it because I feel that it is a bit big, bulky and expensive. In terms of construction it feels more solid and better made than the cheaper kit zooms but it is not up to the standards of the Olympus 75mm 1. offer superb optical performance, fast aperture, with, beautiful bokeh and impressive close-focussing capability.The broad focus ring that makes up the majority of the lens body is smooth to turn, and ribbed just like its older brother, the 45mm f/1. Have you run across any Nikon FF lens that you could say has very comparable characteristics (first of all, sharpness across the frame). The performance of this lens alone makes it a versatile piece of equipment, perfect for when you don’t want to carry around multiple lenses. Taking the crop factor into consideration, the 25mm focal length on a micro four thirds sensor gives a 50mm equivalent field of view on a 35mm full frame sensor. As many fast-aperture lenses tend to show, there is some noticeable vignetting at the wider apertures with this lens.

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