Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f/1.8 High-Grade Portrait Lens Silver
Top-grade prime portrait lens
Excellent optical performance
Prime lens with 1:1.8 aperture
Ideal for portraits and indoors
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm 1:1.8
Any photo enthusiast interested or specialised in taking portraits and indoor shots will certainly reap the benefits of this high-performance prime lens. It delivers uncompromised image quality - even with a super-bright open aperture of 1:1.8 - standing out with crisp contrast, edge-to-edge precision, high resolution and low aberration.
Everything about this 75mm (150mm*) prime lens is high-precision - from its advanced assembling and polishing technology through to its high-grade optical performance and outstanding details in stills and movies. And on top of its impressive credentials, this lens is also remarkably compact and easy to handle.
*35mm equivalent focal length
Ultra-bright 1:1.8 aperture
Sophisticated, lightweight design
High-precision assembling technology
Robust full metal housing
Perfectly corrected chromatic and spherical aberration
ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating for reduced reflection
Realizing nice circular bokeh without vignetting
MSC compatible: High-speed and silent AF
Optional metal hood (LH-61F) and metal cap (LC-61)
High-grade portrait lens boasting amazing image quality
This lens is a single focal length telephoto lens equivalent to a 150mm lens for 35mm cameras, optimised for studio, stage and indoor sports photography as well as portrait shooting. Thanks to the rational lens design, it delivers sharp, clear imaging capture with a fully open large aperture of F1.8. To ensure clear image capture even under unfavourable conditions (such as when shooting against the light) the lens surfaces are coated with ZERO coating. This minimises issues with ghosts and flares. The MSC mechanism provides a quick and silent focus mechanism for movie and still image shooting.
Sharp, high-contrast, superb image quality
This lens boasts image quality equivalent to the Zuiko Digital ED 150mm F2.0, which is known for its superb image quality. The lens adopts 3 ED lenses to correct on-axis chromatic aberrations (often occur with telephoto lenses) and 2 HR lenses to correct spherical aberrations (occur with wide-aperture lenses). With a total length of just 69mm, the rational design allowed this lens to incorporate 10 lens elements in 9 groups to provide sharp, high-contrast images from the centre to edges.
Achieving clear circular defocusing with little vignetting
To obtain true circular defocusing even at the widest aperture (F1.8), this lens directs light rays to the peripheral areas to provide soft, beautiful circular defocusing effects. The lens optics are designed to eliminate double-line defocusing, which results in the blurred area being contoured with dual lines. This also results in edges of your image being coloured due to chromatic aberraちtions. As a result, it can provide clear, impressive images emphasising the subject with beautifully defocused backgrounds.
ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) Coating thoroughly eliminates ghosts and flares
ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) Coating is applied to the lens surface to thoroughly eliminates ghosts and flares that used to be difficult to reduce because of their high transparency. ZERO Coating boasts clear image quality even under challenging conditions such as a backlit condition.
This high-performance lens is only 69mm long and features high-quality design with a textured metallic outer finish.
The sophisticated form of the hard metal exterior makes this lens comfortable to hold. With a high-precision polished, large-diameter glass lens placed in the very front of the lens, the style of this lens will stir your desire to begin shooting. It has a comfortable weight balance when attached to the camera and the comfortable feel of the metal exterior when held in the hand makes shooting easy. Appealing optional lens hoods and metallic lens caps that match the premium design of this lens are also available.
*The LH-61F Metal Lens Hood and the LC-61 Metal Lens Cap cannot be used together.
Easy manual focusing
The comfortable texture and easy control of the metal focusing ring support accurate focusing as well as sharp and crisp lens performance. When combined with an OM-D series camera, even more accurate framing and focusing is possible. This is thanks to the stable viewfinder image* provided by the image stabiliser functionality.
*When Halfway Release Image Stabilisation is set to ON the OM-D.
Fast, quiet autofocusing thanks to the MSC mechanism
The MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) mechanism is the latest in optical design technology for achieving fast and silent focusing with a lightweight form and minimum number of lenses. The gears have been removed, eliminating operational noise. A sub-micron precision metallic shaft and feed screw (screw drive) mechanism is used for efficient, direct driving of this lightweight focusing lens. This lens employs the inner-focusing system with the MSC mechanism that performs focusing by moving a small, lightweight focus lens to enable fast, quiet, smooth autofocusing which is ideal for movie and still image shooting.