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Fantastic Little Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm f1.8 Lens, In Silver - £159 @ Castle Cameras
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Fantastic Little Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm f1.8 Lens, In Silver - £159 @ Castle Cameras

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Posted 15th Sep

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Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm f1.8 Lens, silver
  • Stunning portraits with depth & blur
  • Large aperture of 1:1.8
  • Pleasant bokeh
Stylishly designed at an affordable price, this high-power prime lens is ideal for capturing people in portrait shots with nice background blur and vivid contrast, thanks to its fast aperture. Apart from being compatible for shooting top-quality films with extremely fast focus capability, it is packed in a compact body featuring a metal-like finish and interchangeable decorative rings to perfectly fit your camera.
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Nice little portrait lens

For Panasonic owners the Panasonic 45mm f1.7 is a better choice, just is more expensive. Having said that, I use the Oly 42.5mm regularly on my G9 and really like it.
Edited by: "Minstadave" 15th Sep
Brand new one on eBay for £100 ATM
Brilliant lens
Minstadave15/09/2019 18:08

Nice little portrait lens :)For Panasonic owners the Panasonic 45mm f1.7 …Nice little portrait lens :)For Panasonic owners the Panasonic 45mm f1.7 is a better choice, just is more expensive. Having said that, I use the Oly 42.5mm regularly on my G9 and really like it.


£299.00 for the Panasonic. Almost twice as much.
Fantastic little lens. Heat from me
motionwerk15/09/2019 18:31

£299.00 for the Panasonic. Almost twice as much.


Which is why I have the Oly
Wow. Wish Fuji lenses were this cheap
It is also £145 as standard at eglobalcentral which is where I got mine. I know lots of people freak out about buying from them, but I've had all my lenses from them without an issue and there isn't THAT much that is going to go Pete tong with a prime?
Edited by: "ukflyboy" 15th Sep
or use the nikon d80 (100£ used) with a new nikon 50mm f1.8 AF at 80£
or a used sony alpha dslr (100£ together with kit lens) plus a minolta 50mm f1.7 AF at around 50£
thers plenty of good gear people thought they need and now its just ebay floatsome. dont spend on mirrorless systems, for the plus of having a reduced size you get so many minuses compared to a full dslr
Top lens.... well worth it. Takes amazing portraits
It's a great lens for the price. I recently bought the 75mm f1.8 so I'm reluctantly saying goodbye to it but it's served me well.
Just shot this with the 45mm in HK
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Lovely little lens this
Nice.
Out of stock now. I should have ordered yesterday. :-(
Great Lens,

Shame its not the 25mm as have been on the lookout for this one for some time now.

I have the 45mm from a couple of years ago when Amazon where doing a Cashback deal on it via Olympus.
Super Sharp and lovely Bokeh as well!
Fantastic portrait lens on the Olympus system, very fast and accurate AF acquisition . Well recommended.


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I_George15/09/2019 20:08

or use the nikon d80 (100£ used) with a new nikon 50mm f1.8 AF at 80£or a u …or use the nikon d80 (100£ used) with a new nikon 50mm f1.8 AF at 80£or a used sony alpha dslr (100£ together with kit lens) plus a minolta 50mm f1.7 AF at around 50£thers plenty of good gear people thought they need and now its just ebay floatsome. dont spend on mirrorless systems, for the plus of having a reduced size you get so many minuses compared to a full dslr


What minuses do m43 have compared to the d80? Or my mirrorless Sony A7?
vornstar1316/09/2019 15:58

What minuses do m43 have compared to the d80? Or my mirrorless Sony A7?


sorry, i dont know what an m43 is. 4/3 sensor?

sony A7 is something i woild like to have. what puts me off it is price (although cheap for a full frame), and lens price. it can take minolta lens but it would lose automatic features.

i would never say d80 is above it, but for the price it gives access to some sweet cheap leans. same as any cheap old sony alpha dslr above 200 model. also d80 can stay on for literal months until battery drains out. or have it for a week of hundreds of photos a day before it needs recharging. and drop it on the pavement without much remorse, it only costs 100£.

i dont want to sound like the fanboy i am, i just love cheap alternatives. and a 50mm f1.8 is a 50mm f1.8 in any situation besides full frame, especially from brands like minolta and nikkor. a body price reflects only the easiness with which it takes a good photo.

but what i do love on mirrorless systems is that lens can reach some exotic specs never possible on full frame dslr. worth the price? ill share some old photos i took with my old semi vintage gear and you will judge
I_George16/09/2019 19:30

sorry, i dont know what an m43 is. 4/3 sensor? sony A7 is something i …sorry, i dont know what an m43 is. 4/3 sensor? sony A7 is something i woild like to have. what puts me off it is price (although cheap for a full frame), and lens price. it can take minolta lens but it would lose automatic features. i would never say d80 is above it, but for the price it gives access to some sweet cheap leans. same as any cheap old sony alpha dslr above 200 model. also d80 can stay on for literal months until battery drains out. or have it for a week of hundreds of photos a day before it needs recharging. and drop it on the pavement without much remorse, it only costs 100£. i dont want to sound like the fanboy i am, i just love cheap alternatives. and a 50mm f1.8 is a 50mm f1.8 in any situation besides full frame, especially from brands like minolta and nikkor. a body price reflects only the easiness with which it takes a good photo. but what i do love on mirrorless systems is that lens can reach some exotic specs never possible on full frame dslr. worth the price? ill share some old photos i took with my old semi vintage gear and you will judge


I meant micro four thirds. I use retro lenses on my Olympus Om Em ii. I actually use that more than my Sony, which is too heavy and has the loudest shutter sound I've ever heard (embarrassingly so). Yes it was expensive and it's not justifying its cost because I just love my mirrorless Olympus too much. Can get plenty of mirrorless cameras for less than £100 now from Camera Jungle and MPB. With advancements is sensor technology I don't think you're losing much over crop sensor cameras, and gaining plenty.
vornstar1316/09/2019 19:40

I meant micro four thirds. I use retro lenses on my Olympus Om Em ii. I …I meant micro four thirds. I use retro lenses on my Olympus Om Em ii. I actually use that more than my Sony, which is too heavy and has the loudest shutter sound I've ever heard (embarrassingly so). Yes it was expensive and it's not justifying its cost because I just love my mirrorless Olympus too much. Can get plenty of mirrorless cameras for less than £100 now from Camera Jungle and MPB. With advancements is sensor technology I don't think you're losing much over crop sensor cameras, and gaining plenty.


can you get any full functionality with old lens?

sony alpha dslrs are basically minolta optics with sony electronics, and have built in body anti shake system. with vintage lens and full light metering and autofocus

pics are pending. im on my way home

what i also love about old basic bodies is that i need to read manuals and learn a little. if i only rely on auto mode i might as well use my phone
I_George16/09/2019 19:49

can you get any full functionality with old lens? sony alpha dslrs are …can you get any full functionality with old lens? sony alpha dslrs are basically minolta optics with sony electronics, and have built in body anti shake system. with vintage lens and full light metering and autofocuspics are pending. im on my way homewhat i also love about old basic bodies is that i need to read manuals and learn a little. if i only rely on auto mode i might as well use my phone


I never use auto with old lenses. I don't use retro lenses with built in electronics, just full manual, but I think you can get speed boosters that allow auto focus to work (I know you can for my Sony anyway). My Oly body has built in stabilisation.
vornstar1316/09/2019 19:59

I never use auto with old lenses. I don't use retro lenses with built in …I never use auto with old lenses. I don't use retro lenses with built in electronics, just full manual, but I think you can get speed boosters that allow auto focus to work (I know you can for my Sony anyway). My Oly body has built in stabilisation.


i know the feels. i have an old nikkor 50mm f1.4 MF i picked up for 15£ at a carboot sale
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