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| p.5 #5 · Oly 60/2.8 Macro - First impresssions |
^ - nice review Jordan, thanks for posting the link.
Now I just have to decide between this and the 75 1.8. If the 75 1.8 can focus as close as the 45 1.8 I may just go with the 75 - I've found the 45 1.8 focuses close enough that its perfect for the type of close-up shots that I take, which are not true macro.
Well, the 75 doesn't focus as close, but the magnification is almost identical (so framing will be the same).
I view the 75 and 45 is different lenses, as the FOV is different enough to make a significant difference. You need some working space for the 75, but I absolutely love the results. The 45 is for more intimate portraiture, IMO. The 60 splits the difference quite well, actually, though if I had to choose two, it would be a very hard decision...the 60 and 75 would be my choice purely from a photographic point of view, while the 45 is so great in addition because of its size, so that would be a hard thing to lose. Luckily, I don't have to choose. However, in my typical bag, I've tended to carry the 60 and the 75 more often, while leaving the 45 at home, unless I know I'll need that focal length, but I mix it up. For instance, right now, my bag has my OM-D, 12/2, 25/1.4, 60/2.8, 12-50 and 45-175.
The 75mm f/1.8 is simply a fantastic lens - worth the money. It is hard to find a lens sharper, and a really, really fine bokeh.
I wish it could focus closer, and you can get flare/ghosting (but certainly not worse than so many others) so I bought the expensive hood, but this are the only things I can say on the flip side. This is a lens I will never, ever, sell again.
I sold the 45mm after getting the 75.