Olympus M 45mm f1.8 is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Prime
lens with FourThirds max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with MFT
What type of photography is the Olympus M 45mm f1.8 lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Olympus M 45mm f1.8 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f1.8 Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f1.8 lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Fast Aperture
| Light weight at only 116g / 4.1 oz
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| No Weather Sealing
| Hood is not supplied
Olympus M 45mm f1.8 is compatible with cameras that have a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are Panasonic G9 II, OM System OM-5 and Panasonic GH6.
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Olympus M 45mm f1.8 has a maximum diameter of 56mm and total length of 46mm. It weighs 116g / 4.1 oz.
Olympus M 45mm f1.8 has a filter thread of 37mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Olympus M 45mm f1.8:
Olympus M 45mm f1.8 has a fixed focal length of 45mm which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 90mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Olympus M 45mm f1.8 doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Panasonic Leica Macro 45mm F2.8 OIS in Micro Four Thirds mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
Lenses Similar to Olympus M 45mm f1.8 With Optical Image Stabilization
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Olympus M 45mm f1.8 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.11x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.5m. 0.11x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Telephoto Prime type MFT mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Olympus M 45mm f1.8 has a max aperture of F1.8 and a minimum aperture of F22.0.
Olympus M 45mm f1.8's optical formula consists of 9 elements in 8 groups . Special elements used in this design is 2 E-HR glass elements.
Olympus M 45mm f1.8 doesn't come with a lens hood. You have to order the hood separately and the model number of the hood is LH-40B.
Olympus M 45mm f1.8 is available in Silver and Black color.
Popular Comparisons of Olympus M 45mm f1.8
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