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Olympus 75mm Lens Price And Details Announced

Olympus 75mm Lens Price And Details Announced - Olympus announce full details of the Olympus 75mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds lens.

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Olympus 75mm M.Zuiko
Olympus has announced full details of the new 75mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds portrait lens, the lens works with all Micro Four Thirds cameras and is the equivalent of 150mm. The lens will be available from July 2012, priced at £799.

From Olympus: Micro Four Thirds fans get new top-drawer lens from Olympus, Extra-bright lens quality meets full-metal style, Prime Portrait lens is also ideal for low light and sports.

LONDON, 24 May 2012 – For owners of Olympus Micro Four Thirds cameras, a new lens has to offer more than stunning optical quality –the design has to live up to the beautiful, retro-styled O-MD and PEN series as well. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 (35mm equiv: 150mm) ‘Prime Portrait’ lens ticks all those boxes and more. The ideal choice for portraits, high-speed indoor sports and stage shooting in low light, it has the sleek, full-metal housing to match its impressive specifications and spotless optical performance. From picture-book bokeh to virtually silent, high-speed autofocus, this large-aperture beauty has everything the serious enthusiast could ask for. The Prime Portrait lens is available from July 2012, for a remarkably low £799.


High speed, low reflection, next to no aberration

The large aperture of the new Olympus lens is perfect for low-light and high-speed photography. Combined with the long focal length, it also helps generate the shallow depth of field needed to highlight subjects against an intentionally blurred background – an ideal effect for shooting portraits. For sheer quality, Zuiko’s ultra-high precision assembling and polishing technology puts the Prime Portrait neck and neck with the fantastic Zuiko Digital ED 150mm f/2.0. Clear and sharp images are a matter of course, with edge-to-edge high contrast and resolution.

Lightweight and compact, the Prime Portrait is a pleasure to work with in manual mode. The all-metal design has a reassuringly premium feel and the fine-tuned focus ring is a cinch to use. The Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical (ZERO) coating is twice as effective as conventional coatings, giving you the confidence to shoot in bright light without fear of ghosting and flaring. What’s more, this lens also delivers reliable circular bokeh without the dreaded vignetting or off-axis aberration.

Several optional all-metal accessories are available to round off a sleek lens package, including the LH-61F lens hood (£69.90) and the LC-61 lens cap (£39.90), both from Olympus. The RRP for the M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm 1:18 Prime Portrait lens is £799. Product specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check the Olympus website for the latest specifications.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 Specifications

ManufacturerOlympus
General
Lens Mounts
  • Olympus Micro Four Thirds
Lens
Focal Length75mm
Angle of View16
Max Aperturef/1.8
Min Aperturef/22
Filter Size58mm
35mm equivalent150mm
Internal focusingYes
Focusing
Min Focus75cm
StabilisedNo
Construction
Blades9
Elements10
Groups9
Box Contents
Box ContentsM.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm 1:1:8, Micro Four Thirds lens cap (LC-58E), Micro Four Thirds lens rear cap (LR-2), Warranty Card, Operating Instructions
Dimensions
Weight305g
Height69mm

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lemmy 7 2.0k United Kingdom
24 May 2012 4:47PM
70 for the lens hood.....40 for the lens cap.

The lens is 799 but I wonder if that includes the front glass or lens mount? Maybe the focus ring is extra? Seriously, since when, when you buy a lens, does it not include a hood and lens cap?

In practise, this lens is over 900.

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24 May 2012 5:50PM
From what I can tell all Olympus lens come without a lens hood, Panasonic on the other hand include them!
Chaitanya 5 14 1 India
25 May 2012 4:02AM

Quote:70 for the lens hood.....40 for the lens cap.

The lens is 799 but I wonder if that includes the front glass or lens mount? Maybe the focus ring is extra? Seriously, since when, when you buy a lens, does it not include a hood and lens cap?

In practise, this lens is over 900.



Canon does same thing with their non-L lenses even if they cost as much as their L counterparts. (Ef-S lenses are the worst in these respect) Also the build quality of this Olympus is top-notch not cheap plastic like canon.
mikesavage e2
12 260 2 England
28 May 2012 12:14AM
I can understand a lens not being supplied with a lenshood, though it seems a bit mean with more expensive lenses, but no lens cap? Surely front & rear caps come as standard with even the cheapest of lenses?
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
30 May 2012 3:44PM
There`s a lot of complaints over cost, pick up the leica equivalent and it will cost three times as much and you would still need a separate hood Smile

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