In this review, we will be comparing Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro and Olympus M 45mm f1.8, two Telephoto Prime lenses by Olympus. Both lenses have the same focal range of 45mm but different max apertures: Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro has a max aperture of F1.2 while the Olympus M 45mm f1.8 has a max aperture of F1.8.
We will start with briefly looking and the main specs of these two lenses and in the section, we will start analyzing in more detail and list the pros and cons of each lenses.
What type of photography are the Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro and Olympus M 45mm f1.8 lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro and the Olympus M 45mm f1.8 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
||Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro
||Olympus M 45mm f1.8
|Wedding||Very Good||Very Good|
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro is the longer of the two lenses at 85mm. The Olympus M 45mm f1.8 with a length of 46mm is 39mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro also has a larger diameter of 70mm compared to Olympus M 45mm f1.8's 56mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Olympus M 45mm f1.8 weighs 116g, 71% (294g) lighter than the Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro's weight of 410g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Telephoto Prime Lenses in Micro Four Thirds Mount for size comparison purposes.
Telephoto Prime Lenses in Micro Four Thirds Mount for Size Comparison
Both Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro and Olympus M 45mm f1.8 has the same Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are OM System OM-5, Panasonic GH6 and OM System OM-1.