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kewlcanon wrote:
OK, this one or 60mm macro ? .


Both!



Aug 17, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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p.2 #2 · Olympus 75mm f/1.8 - First Impressions


I wish I had the budget Antje .

Antje wrote:
Both!




Aug 17, 2012 at 01:14 PM
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p.2 #3 · Olympus 75mm f/1.8 - First Impressions


Ok...definitely in love with this lens. SO sharp, and yet with a beautiful rendering. Honestly, I know this comparison lens is faster and can have more background blur, but looking through the images with this lens I have the same feeling as when I had the Canon 135 f/2L. It's that level of quality. Tack sharp at all apertures with a beautiful transition to blur and great color.

Some from this weekend (family gettogether). These are all at f/1.8, though I did shoot stopped down several times for group type shots or the like.







100% crop of above:






I missed focus on this one because my daughter jabbed her head at me when I made the comment to get a natural smile...but it's good enough for web size:






This is how she was posing all the other times:



















Aug 19, 2012 at 02:54 AM
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p.2 #4 · Olympus 75mm f/1.8 - First Impressions


Alas now if only either B&H or Amazon would ship me mine...


Aug 19, 2012 at 03:32 AM
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Dammit Jman, don't make me hide your posts :P My Paypal balance is starting to cry.
Thankfully nobody has this in stock. I even used Olympus's retail finder to search out a store close by (close by being 3 hours for me) and emailed the store to see if they had stock!




Aug 19, 2012 at 04:20 AM
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p.2 #6 · Olympus 75mm f/1.8 - First Impressions


kewlcanon wrote:
I wish I had the budget Antje .



You and me both, dude, you and me both... I think I'll go for the macro first, that's something I miss a lot (though I like the manual Zuiko I use very much). And then the 12/2, maybe?

Antje



Aug 19, 2012 at 12:32 PM
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p.2 #7 · Olympus 75mm f/1.8 - First Impressions


This lens is in the plan after 60mm and 100-300mm . 12 f/2 is a darn good lens...you're going to love it!.

Antje wrote:
You and me both, dude, you and me both... I think I'll go for the macro first, that's something I miss a lot (though I like the manual Zuiko I use very much). And then the 12/2, maybe?

Antje




Aug 19, 2012 at 02:57 PM
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p.2 #8 · Olympus 75mm f/1.8 - First Impressions


No more lenses for me until I cross (or burn ) my bridges, and sell my 1Ds2, 300mm f/4L, 180mm f/3.5L Macro and 24-70mm 2.8L. That should take care of the funding My spinal osteoarthritis has "progressed" too far for me to carry around and work for several hours with the big tools


Aug 19, 2012 at 06:31 PM
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p.2 #9 · Olympus 75mm f/1.8 - First Impressions


To the question of this lens or the 60mm macro? Both

However, now that I have been using the Panasonic 12-35mm, I am very eager to see their 35-100mm. I may get that first, then the macro then the 75mm.



Aug 19, 2012 at 09:41 PM
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p.2 #10 · Olympus 75mm f/1.8 - First Impressions


Oh, yes - and the 35-100 also... Travel kit: One camera, two lenses, all weather-resistant. Damn. This will never end, you realize?


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p.2 #11 · Olympus 75mm f/1.8 - First Impressions


My full review is up. Big surprise: I like it.

http://admiringlight.com/blog/review-olympus-m-zuiko-75mm-f1-8-ed-msc/



Aug 24, 2012 at 12:58 AM
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p.2 #12 · Olympus 75mm f/1.8 - First Impressions


Need a pro grade 100-400mm f/3.0... yessssss .

CPWarner wrote:
To the question of this lens or the 60mm macro? Both

However, now that I have been using the Panasonic 12-35mm, I am very eager to see their 35-100mm. I may get that first, then the macro then the 75mm.




Aug 24, 2012 at 01:11 AM
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Jman13 wrote:
My full review is up. Big surprise: I like it.

http://admiringlight.com/blog/review-olympus-m-zuiko-75mm-f1-8-ed-msc/



Nice review! Thanks!




Aug 24, 2012 at 02:58 AM
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p.2 #14 · Olympus 75mm f/1.8 - First Impressions


Thanks for the excellent review. I'm finding that I am adding more lenses to my Oly system than my Nikon and it looks like this one will have to join the "to be bought" list.


Aug 24, 2012 at 04:02 AM
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p.2 #15 · Olympus 75mm f/1.8 - First Impressions


Just received my copy. Anyone has an issue with the AF noise or focus hunt in low light, as reported by some users on DPR:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1041&message=42595941&changemode=1

I do hear a soft high-pitched whine sometimes (when the AF has to travel a longer distance) but it's not loud enough to bother me - much like the hum of the IBIS i.e. only audible in a quiet room and when the camera is close to your ear. The AF is just fine - it will lock focus in almost total darkness (pretty quick too) but one has to remember that the MFD is 33" ... still better than the Canon 135L.



Sep 28, 2012 at 07:27 PM
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which m4/3 body are you using?


Sep 29, 2012 at 02:02 PM
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p.2 #17 · Olympus 75mm f/1.8 - First Impressions


If the question is meant for me .... OM-D.

LibtechJP wrote:
which m4/3 body are you using?




Sep 29, 2012 at 06:32 PM
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p.2 #18 · Olympus 75mm f/1.8 - First Impressions


Jordan, you mentioned that the after-market lens hood cost $75 which is incorrect. You can get a Rainbowimaging or JJC for about $40 ... or this screw-in hood for only $8 but don't hold me responsible if the hood is not perfect in any shape or form!

http://www.amazon.com/EzFoto-Silver-Olympus-M-Zuiko-Digital/dp/B008VO54H6/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t

BTW your test images are beautiful especially the backlit image of the little girl on a tree stump.



Sep 29, 2012 at 06:44 PM
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p.2 #19 · Olympus 75mm f/1.8 - First Impressions


I'm aware of third party knockoffs, but the Olympus hood is $75. It's not inaccurate. Many people don't want to go to a knockoff (I don't have a problem with it, and I own a JJC hood for my 12mm), but it's not an inaccurate statement to say the hood, which should be included with the lens at this price, is $75.


Sep 29, 2012 at 07:08 PM
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p.2 #20 · Olympus 75mm f/1.8 - First Impressions


I understand, but in your Conclusion page you said, and I quote "Hood is not included and costs $75 aftermarket".

Jman13 wrote:
I'm aware of third party knockoffs, but the Olympus hood is $75. It's not inaccurate. Many people don't want to go to a knockoff (I don't have a problem with it, and I own a JJC hood for my 12mm), but it's not an inaccurate statement to say the hood, which should be included with the lens at this price, is $75.




Sep 29, 2012 at 07:40 PM
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