Upload & Sell: On
| p.1 #15 · Olympus 75mm f/1.8 - First Impressions |
Looks quite nice, very impressive edge to edge sharpness
Must seem be surreal and really fun to get shots that look very much like they were done on a DSLR w/ 70-200 f2.8 but without having to deal with the weight of a 4lb lens and camera body
Thanks. Yeah, I was thinking the same thing recently...as much as I love my other m4/3 primes...and I do, and I often am glad for the extra DOF on a portrait, for instance...shooting with this lens almost feels like shooting full frame. I know it's not quite the same, but it feels just like shooting with my old Sigma 150/2.8 on full frame (minus the macro capability).
Here's one interesting thing. As we know, this lens is sharp....very sharp. I read a review the other day that said it was the sharpest lens this magazine had ever tested in the 10 years they'd been doing lens reviews. I believe it.
When out and about Columbus, I often, when testing new lenses, will take a picture of the LeVeque tower stopped down, just to see how much detail it could resolve. Now, I remember once upon a time thinking that a shot I took with my old 30D with the Canon 135mm f/2L was among the sharpest shots I'd ever taken of this particular building. Of course, that was when I was used to 8MP resolution. I took a similar shot with my 70-200mm f/2.8L IS at f/4.5 and 150mm on my 1Ds Mark II.
.I took a shot of it today with the 75mm at f/2.8, and I'm absolutely blown away by the level of detail. I was slightly closer today and at a different angle, but still...easily as clear as the 70-200L II, and IMO, a little more detailed. I actually see texture on the metal relief. It was sunny on the other two shots, and today's shot was overcast, and I didn't compensate enough on the exposure, so I had to bring it up a little in post, thus a little difference in color and such.
Still, these are 100% crops right out of Lightroom: 135L @ f/5 on the 30D (left); 70-200 f/2.8L IS II @ 150mm, f/4.5 on 1Ds II (center); Olympus 75mm @ f/2.8, E-M5 (right):