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Olympus 25mm 1:1.8 M.Zuiko Digital Lens - Black

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  • Useful standard Micro Four Thirds lens with 25mm (50mm in 35mm equivalent) focal length
  • Compact and extremely well built
  • Ultra-bright 1:1.8 aperture to give full control of depth of field
  • Lets you take close-up still life shots with beautiful background bokeh
  • Fast and quiet AF helps you capture the right moment
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Item Dimensions 8 x 8 x 10 cm 5 x 5 x 5 cm 6.1 x 5.2 x 6.1 cm 57.5 x 57.5 x 35.5 cm 6 x 8 x 6 cm 5.6 x 8.2 x 5.6 cm
Item Weight 200 grams 116 grams 125 grams 120 grams 200 grams 186 grams
Max Aperture 1.8 1.8 f/22 1.8 f/2 2.8
Max Focal Length 25 mm 45 mm 25 mm 17 mm 12 mm 60 mm
Min Aperture f/32 f/1.8 f/22 f/22 f/2 22
Min Focal Length 25 mm 45 mm 25 mm 17 mm 12 mm 60 mm
Model Year 2014 2013 2015 2013 2013 2013
Mounting Type Micro FourThirds micro four thirds Micro FourThirds micro four thirds Micro FourThirds
Optical Zoom 0.1x 1x 0.1x 1x 0.1x 1x

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  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 10 cm ; 200 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 281 g
  • Item model number: EZ-M2518
  • ASIN: B00HWRHEC6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 29 Jan. 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,818 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 25mm 1:1.8 (50mm*) lens offers exceptional optical performance together with beautiful bokeh at open apertures and impressive close-focussing capability. This well-built lens sporting compact dimensions, features similar high-end resolution and shallow depth of field characteristics of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 45mm 1:1.8 lens. The ultra-bright 1:1.8 aperture of this single focal length lens gives you full control of depth of field while enabling outstanding low-light photography without the need for a tripod. This is further accentuated by Olympus’ proprietary in-body image stabilisation technology which counteracts camera shake, resulting in sharp images shot hand-held at long shutter speeds. This Micro Four Thirds lens also boasts near-silent shooting of both still images and movies. Ideal for a wide range of photography, this lens appeals to anyone seeking ultimate image quality and the increased creative freedom of a fast aperture lens, particularly for available light photography. This standard focal length prime lens reproduces a field of view similar to that of the human eye, for perfectly balanced proportions. Available in black or silver to compliment your camera’s finish.

* 35mm equivalent

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Get exceptional imaging performance in a compact size

The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 25mm 1:1.8 packs the high performance of a bigger lens into a sleek, compact design. This high-grade lens has an impressively high refractive index, ensuring exceptional spherical aberration correction capability. Despite the lens's compact design, outstanding resolving power offers stunning image quality with high contrast and high precision across the whole image area from the open aperture of 1:1.8.

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With fast 1:1.8 aperture for attractive bokeh and low light excellence

The fast aperture of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 25mm 1:1.8 offers you total control of depth of field and is an outstanding lens to create images with beautiful bokeh. Whatever subjects you shoot, discover what the depth of field control of this lens can do for your photography.
We’ve all experienced how difficult it is to take blur-free pictures when shooting under dimly-lit conditions without a tripod and flash. With the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 25mm 1:1.8, however, you can enjoy extended low-light shooting capabilities thanks to the fast 1:1.8 aperture coupled with Olympus’ in-body IS systems for tack-sharp images with minimal camera shake at low shutter speeds . Capture the atmosphere of available low-light conditions with all the freedom and creativity of hand-held shooting. Travel light without the burden of a tripod and shoot freely.

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Close-up performance and autofocus

This lens has been designed to get you even closer to the action: the minimum focus distance is just 25cm. By using the macro converter MCON-P02 you can shoot a mere 17cm from your subject - ideal for still-life and close-up photography. The MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) mechanism inside the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 25mm 1:1.8 is the result of optical design technology developed to enable fast, quiet AF. Using a high-precision metallic shaft and feed screw instead of a gear, this mechanism ensures virtually silent operation and a rapid, smooth and above all highly accurate autofocus, giving you stress-free shooting without the “whirr” of lens mechanics for improved sound quality when shooting HD movies. Photographing still images is quiet too, enabling you to get closer to the action without disturbing your subject.

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ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating for low-reflectivity

The lens surfaces of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 25mm 1:1.8 are coated with Olympus's ZERO coating, which cuts the reflectance of wavelengths between 450 and 650 nm by 50%. This ensures clear imaging performance even under challenging conditions, such as shooting against the light. The ZERO coating is a result of optical control technology that Olympus originally developed for microscopes. As well as achieving clear images, this technology also helps prevent scratches and degradation to the lens due to the enhanced strength and durability made possible by vacuum deposition.

Stylish housing with sophisticated textured metallic finish

This lens looks and feels as good as it performs optically. The quality metallic outer finish provides a comfortable, pleasing texture and the feeling of long-lasting solidity and a classic look appropriate for a true precision instrument.

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LH‑49B Lens Hood
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Sharp, contrasty, punchy lens with great colour rendition, even wide open and in poor light. These latter attributes are what sets it apart from my M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ zoom, which can take great pictures stopped down a couple in good light, but looks slightly softer and less contrasty wide open in lower light. CA, distortion and vignetting are negligible, focusing fast and accurate, and manual focusing smooth. Build quality is superb for the price (£250 in my case), and the lens is tiny and light for the IQ. The silver looks great on a silver OMD EM10 MKII. If you only buy one non-pro prime for an OMD, this must be it; you can take great pictures right down to dusk and in artificial light without flash, especially with Olympus IBIS.
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Brilliant well priced lens. Very sharp and great for portraits. A must have for Oly users
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Bought it to go on a Panasonic Lumix G5 after lots of research into 50mm equivalent lenses. I have used it plenty as it is a superlight lens that is ideal for photographing wandering about sorts of situations, maybe urban street shots or outdoor parties where you can use your legs to get the right subjects in the right place in the frame. What it is absolutely magic for is dusk to darkness shots - it seems to be able to focus when a lot of other lenses would have given up and i have taken some amazing shots without flash in near darkness or where there is only street lighting.
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This is now the lens that I leave on my camera when I put it away in my camera bag - really enjoying having to think more about positioning and composition rather than zooming. And of course, the added benefit of that large aperture. Lovely narrow depth of field, and beautiful bokeh (out of focus highlights) that are perfectly round and wonderfully soft.
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This is without a shadow of doubt one of my favourite micro four thirds lenses as it takes beautiful photos which are very sharp and detailed and I use it alot for taking pictures of flowers but also for other types of shots as well.

Its 25mm focal length makes it also an ideal walkabout general purpose lens as well so you are guaranteed to get good shots in most situations and its max 1.8 aperture allows for taking pics with really nice bokeh. The build of the lens is also great as it is solid and well constructed and it looks great with the silver metallic finish.

So if you own a MFT camera and are looking for a standard prime lens which is reasonably priced then this is definitely one to consider.
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I bought this to replace the kit lens that came with the Olympus EM10: the 25mm is a worthy upgrade, and produces clear, sharp and vibrant images (far more so than the kit lens). Comparable to a 50mm focal length on a full-frame, the 25mm is a great compromise for multi-purpose use. It handles landscapes reasonably well - though obviously shots can be quite tight. It's particularly good for portraits and close-up work: open wide at 1.8 makes for lots of light; bokeh, too. I've had mine for just over 6 months now and haven't taken it off the camera: no complaints from me yet. At some point I know I'm going to want a wider angle prime, but it's going to have to work hard to match this for size, quality and ease of use. Micro four thirds gear can be a bit hit and miss, especially if you're used to dSLRs. This kind of lens, in my opinion, is what makes MFT worth the investment.
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The Amazon entry for this gives all the rechnical detail, but two items are worth underlining. The lens focuses down to 25 cm, which is very useful and a lens hood comes with the lens, something that Olympus should really do with all its lenses, if nothing else it protects the lens from my fingers.

This focal length provides an angle of view approximating to the human eye and therefore gives images with a natural feeling of perspective. It is therefore an excellent general purpose lens for many purposes, from taking reference shots for painters to naturalistic townscapes or landscapes in their own right. The wide maximum aperture can be used for both low light and focus seperation. It can be used for some portraiture, but the perspective provided by its 45mm twin is more flattering to the subject.

While it doesn't have built in image stabilisation, the focal length is such that this will not matter for the majority of the photos taken with it.

For those who havn't read the reviews, it provides crisp, sharp images that should satisfy most users.

The lens goes nicely with both my 'Pens', Panny G5 and OMD M5, both cosmetically and balance and is likely to be a fairly permanent fixture on a body.

It won't make you a better photographer or transform your life, but it gives many of us a lens that we will use a lot and help us produce the best that our individual skills will allow.
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This is a great partner for lenses like the Olympus 45mm f1.8 or other tiny Olympus prime lenses for Micro Four Thirds cameras.

It's really tiny, but feels solid and very well made, with a truly silky focus ring. For once (thank you Olympus) it comes with a bayonet fit plastic lens hood. You have to take the trim ring off the front of the lens though. Will I ever find that again?

Equivalent to 50mm in 35mm terms, this is what used to be called a 'standard' lens. It's a lens that is neither wide angle nor telephoto, and gives what some people describe as a 'natural' angle of view. Well, maybe. You are aware that the view you get is very much like the view you see with your eyes. In that sense, it's suitable for most general scenes, but you have to be more creative to make shots interesting as a result.

I recently used just this lens at a classic car show, and it was surprisingly effective. Set to f/4 it gave me just a mild sense of isolation for each car, yet kept most of the car adequately in focus. Details on the cars were pin sharp and crystal clear.

It's starting to sound like a cliché with Olympus primes, but I'll say it anyway: this is very sharp, even at f1.8 and renders backgrounds beautifully (that means great bokeh if that means anything to you). And it focuses instantly (less instantly in video mode on my E-M10) and virtually silently.

It would be news if any of those things weren't the case. You can almost buy these little lenses without reading the reviews. You expect them to be great, and they are.

So what else can I say? What about close focusing? It's not bad, about 25cm from the sensor (so rather less from the end of the lens), so it's okay for flowers but not for proper close-ups.
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