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Olympus 75mm f/1.8 Lens

Light-gathering telephoto lens for Olympus PEN and Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Silver)

Item #: 279M75F18

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Olympus calls this a portrait lens in its promotional copy, but it's really so much more than that. Lenses that simultaneously feature a light-hungry f/1.8 aperture and a 150mm equivalent focal length are rare, and are very much in demand by sports and nature photographers in particular. They are capable of delivering singular isolation of your subject from a distance, in low light. That's a neat trick, because that's precisely the situation that trips up lesser camera/lens combinations. With its elegant lightweight metallic construction and superb optics, ithis lens has the build quality to live happily in your camera bag, waiting for its opportunity to shine. And with the flexibility it provides, you'll find those opportunities come up a lot more often than you think.

Product Highlights:

  • M. Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 telephoto lens with 35mm equivalent of 150mm
  • compatible with Olympus PEN and Micro Four Thirds cameras
  • lightweight metallic construction
  • quiet MSC (movie and still compatible) autofocus mechanism
  • three ED (extra-low dispersion) and 2 HR (high refractive index) elements keep images clear and sharp
  • ideal for close-up, nature, sports, indoor theater, and available light shooting
  • features ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating technology for minimal ghosting or flaring
  • minimum focus distance: 33"
  • constructed of 10 elements in 9 groups
  • filter size: 58mm
  • lens is 2-9/16" in diameter, 2-15/16" long
  • weight: 10.76 oz.
  • front and rear lens caps supplied
  • warranty: 1 year
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  • Silver M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8 lens
  • LC-58E front lens cap
  • LR-2 rear lens cap
  • Instructions
  • Warranty card

Features and Specs

Brand Compatibility Olympus
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 75mm
Maximum Aperture F1.8
Weight 10.76 ounces
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Micro Four Thirds Mount: The M. Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f1.8 lens has a Micro Four Thirds mount. It is compatible with the Olympus PEN and OM-D interchangeable lens cameras.

MSC: This high-quality fast portrait lens has a built-in MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) AF drive for fast, quiet focusing, even while shooting movies.

Lens Specifications: The lens has the following specifications:

  • Focal Length: 75mm
  • 35mm Equivalent: 150mm
  • Maximum Aperture: F1.8
  • Minimum Aperture: F22
  • Angle of View: 16°
  • Lens Construction: 10 elements in 9 groups, including 3 ED lenses and 2 HR lenses
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 33.07"
  • Diaphragm: 9 blade circular aperture diaphragm
  • Filter Diameter: 58mm
  • Dimensions: Diameter=2.505"; Length=2.929
  • Weight: 10.76 ounces

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The Olympus 75mm f/1.8 is a powerful telephoto lens for Micro 4/3 cameras. The lens acts like a 150mm lens would on a "full frame" camera, but at a much smaller size and weight. Its large, f/1.8...

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