Mar 252015
 

Given the not unsubstantial price of the Olympus 75/1.8 and the fact, that the lens’ quality is more than appropriate, it might seem strange that I hardly use it. But then, it is an equivalent focal length of 150 mm after all. That’s nothing you routinely use, or if you want to, you’ve got to get in the mood. Seems like that’s where I am at the moment 🙂

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  2 Responses to “3080 – A Few Fresh Lines I”

  1. Hi Andreas,

    I like the picture a lot and your comments are very interesting as I’ve been toying with the idea of buying this lens for a long time.

    However I’m put off because there’s no way I can justify the cost against the use that I will get out of it.

    I’ll just have to stick with the Panasonic 45-150 f4-5.6. It’s good enough for me at the moment…

    • Well, the 75/1.8 is wickedly sharp, well controlled regarding aberrations and it focuses extremely fast. That’s something of a bonus over my cheap, cheap Olympus 40-150/4.0-5.6. The other bonus is of course the ability to use very shallow DOF. Note though that I don’t do that most of the time. Shallow DOF is an effect that can be interesting, but it does not “make” an image all by itself. Composition frequently does, and you can perfectly compose with your Panasonic. Thus you should be fine as long as you don’t crave for shallow DOF.

      And if you do, a Nikon 180/2.8 AI-S and an adapter can be had for an extremely low price. It won’t auto-focus, but it’s long and as shallow as you may want.

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