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    Official Olympus 75mm f1.8 images here

    ED 75mm F1.8?MicroFourThirds???????????????????

    All at f1.8 as I remember
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    Re: Official Olympus 75mm f1.8 images here

    Shhhhhhh David
    I haven't ordered one, and I was planning not to - so I don't need to look at things like this!

    Good Though!

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    Re: Official Olympus 75mm f1.8 images here

    An important note on this for others:

    Check out the link even if you have before, there is a fourth portrait sample that is new. This same link had three images back at announcement and was posted a lot of places, sometime in the past day or so they've added a fourth sample image.

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    Re: Official Olympus 75mm f1.8 images here

    Hi, I have a stupid question... how useful is a prime telephoto lens? Personally, I'd get prime normal or wide lenses, but I would always want zooming on the long end. But I guess it's difficult to find a fast and long lens that has zoom?
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    Re: Official Olympus 75mm f1.8 images here

    Quote Originally Posted by Hosermage View Post
    Hi, I have a stupid question... how useful is a prime telephoto lens? Personally, I'd get prime normal or wide lenses, but I would always want zooming on the long end. But I guess it's difficult to find a fast and long lens that has zoom?
    David

    As a Leica owners you should already know the answer to this!

    Personally, with the exception of my 7-14 I always shoot with primes. They will generally be much higher quality than zooms. What you should consider is the ability to crop which is generally better with primes than zooms for high quality work, say fine art versus less demanding work.

    Mid-range zooms are particular good for landscape work. You often think you need wide but in fact you want to isolate and pick out features in a landscape that draw the viewer in. Is my theory, anyway. So I often work with 50mm and 90mm effective focal lengths on my GH-2 and I also used (When I had it) my 90/2.8 on my M8 quite extensively.

    A 75/1.8 which is actually an effective 150mm lens can probably be cropped significantly giving you an effect doubling like a zoom, if you aren't intending on large prints.

    Of course you lose the versatilty of a zoom and you are slowed down because if you need a different focal length you (obviously) have to swap lenses.

    Swings and roundabouts. Not sure a 75 (e.g. 150) is particularly high on my list of focal lengths to own. I'm surprised that Olympus did not go for a more convential mid-sized zoom equivalent to 135mm on a 35mm camera.

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    Re: Official Olympus 75mm f1.8 images here

    oh nooo...
    looks like this old GF1 won't get upgraded anytime soon
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    Re: Official Olympus 75mm f1.8 images here

    Awesome, I can't wait until this ships.

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    Thanks, Erik. But I see little on that page for which the 45mm would not be perfectly adequate. Besides, wouldn't one want to be CLOSER to that particular subject?

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    Re: Official Olympus 75mm f1.8 images here

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidL View Post
    ED 75mm F1.8?MicroFourThirds???????????????????

    All at f1.8 as I remember
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    Is it just me or are these so out of focus as to be unusable. If they are not out of focus and therefore this is the rendering we can expect, I'm outta here

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikTande View Post
    O.K.

    These at more like I expected!

    Tese render much like my Voightlander M 75 1.7

    Beautiful at 1.7 and gets really sharp by 2.8

    Love it

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    Re: Official Olympus 75mm f1.8 images here

    Quote Originally Posted by biglouis View Post
    David

    As a Leica owners you should already know the answer to this!

    Personally, with the exception of my 7-14 I always shoot with primes. They will generally be much higher quality than zooms. What you should consider is the ability to crop which is generally better with primes than zooms for high quality work, say fine art versus less demanding work.

    Mid-range zooms are particular good for landscape work. You often think you need wide but in fact you want to isolate and pick out features in a landscape that draw the viewer in. Is my theory, anyway. So I often work with 50mm and 90mm effective focal lengths on my GH-2 and I also used (When I had it) my 90/2.8 on my M8 quite extensively.

    A 75/1.8 which is actually an effective 150mm lens can probably be cropped significantly giving you an effect doubling like a zoom, if you aren't intending on large prints.

    Of course you lose the versatilty of a zoom and you are slowed down because if you need a different focal length you (obviously) have to swap lenses.

    Swings and roundabouts. Not sure a 75 (e.g. 150) is particularly high on my list of focal lengths to own. I'm surprised that Olympus did not go for a more convential mid-sized zoom equivalent to 135mm on a 35mm camera.

    LouisB
    Almost 40 years ago I went around Europe with a 24mm and a 135mm. It worked pretty well, but 135mm was sort of pushing it. 150mm might have been too much.

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    Re: Official Olympus 75mm f1.8 images here

    Look Jorgen - I don't like to be pushy - but don't you think this Southampton trip is misguided . . . you could get an OMD a 45 f1.8, a 75 f1.8 etc. etc. for the same price . . why on earth not?

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    Re: Official Olympus 75mm f1.8 images here

    Of course it's misguided, but so am I sometimes

    I will have both. Nikon is what will have to go, most of it anyway.

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    Re: Official Olympus 75mm f1.8 images here

    Pretty impressive actually. They state that "The Olympus 75mm /1.8 is one of the sharpest lenses we've ever tested. It is tack-sharp even wide open at /1.8, gets a little sharper through to /8, and stays sharp even stopped down to /16." The data supports that as well.

    I have an order in and can not wait to get it. The only negative to me is that Olympus expects us to buy the hood separately. I guess that is our donation to their "investment" fiasco recovery plan.

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    Re: Official Olympus 75mm f1.8 images here

    Looks like a cracker of a lens in the right hands. Very impressive.
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    Re: Official Olympus 75mm f1.8 images here

    Here are some samples from preview
    Zuiko 75mm samples from dPreview

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    Re: Official Olympus 75mm f1.8 images here

    Awesome images. I wish my order would ship already!

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