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Old Feb 13, 2015, 5:03 PM   #1
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Default Olympus 75mm 1.8, wow what a lens..!!!

I had the opportunity today to use the Olympus 75mm 1,8 during a fashion show.

I am very impressed of the sharpness and beautiful bokeh form this lens, the only negative think is the AF speed, very slow :-(

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I am really enjoying this lens and it will be all the time during this and next week on my OMD-E5.

Have a great weekend everyone.
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Old Feb 13, 2015, 8:31 PM   #2
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Very nice set Marcelo. However, I am surprised about the "slow" AF. I tried that lens for 2 weeks and even if I understand its qualities ... I didn't felt in love with it (that is why I got the Rokinon 85mm f1.4) but the AF was screaming fast!
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Agree the lens seemed a little slow. I mean they advertise its use for indoor sports photography? I'll give it a try, and we have some awesome squash courts here to give it a go, but I don't expect it to work.

That said, for portraits this lens looks great, and these images have beautiful backgrounds that do a nice job of isolating the subject.
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Very nice set Marcelo. However, I am surprised about the "slow" AF. I tried that lens for 2 weeks and even if I understand its qualities ... I didn't felt in love with it (that is why I got the Rokinon 85mm f1.4) but the AF was screaming fast!
Thank you folob, after reading your comment I did another test but I find the AF too slow, but this is a very relative opinion, in my case I am comparing it to my Nikon or Canon primes.

I met also a Italian photographer who was shooting with Canon and a OMD-E5 with the 12-40mm f2.8, he has the same opinion about the Olympus 75mm 1.8.

I tried for fist time this lens in a room where I had a huge window behind the models and provably this is the one to blame also for the AF speed.

One of my co-workers posing for my OMD-E5 + 75mm 1.8

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stunning shots, stunning subjects, well done Marcelo! The eyes on the first and the fourth are where it is at for me, the detail and color is spot on.
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stunning shots, stunning subjects, well done Marcelo! The eyes on the first and the fourth are where it is at for me, the detail and color is spot on.
I agree.
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That's one piece of glass I would love to have, super shots and the bokeh is something I can only dream about.
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Fantastic shots Marcelo
WoW the detail is incredible
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Fantastic shots Marcelo
WoW the detail is incredible
Agreed
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stunning shots, stunning subjects, well done Marcelo! The eyes on the first and the fourth are where it is at for me, the detail and color is spot on.
Thank you everyone for the kind words, the 75mm 1.8 is a great lens for head shots and portraits.
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