DxOmark Calls Olympus 75mm f/1.8 Lens Best Micro 4/3 Lens Ever

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(Via 43Rumors)  DxOmark are have tested the Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens for micro 4/3 cameras (selected as one of our favorite lenses of 2012) and call it the best m43 ever.

43Rumors Reports:DxOmark tested the Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens and writes that it is “thebest lens DxOMark have tested for the Micro Four Thirds hybrid camera system.“.


At $899 USD, the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 lens represents an excellent vale when compared to other lenses of it’s quality.

But DxOmark also states that If the cost of the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f/1.8 is out of reach, then Micro Four Thirds photographers will be pleased that the less expensive $400 Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 is a good alternative. As we’ve seen it’s not as sharp as the 75mm version and edge sharpness is inconsistent, but it represents better value if budgets are squeezed.

This is an excellent addition to Olympus’ M.Zuiko lens lineup and takes it’s place right alongside other excellent lenses in the line, like the aforementioned 45mm f/1.8.   Unfortunately, Olympus do not include a lens hood in the price of the lens and they’ll whack you for $75 USD to get an Olympus Branded Hood, but you can get a third party hood for $7.89 USD (for the plastic variety) or $29.99 (for a nicer metal hood).

Check out the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 Lens and Lens Hoods Here


PhotoLynch says:

Just want to add this little information. Considering DxOmark has only tested 11 of the 39 micro four thirds mount lenses it doesn’t have that much competition. Now that doesn’t mean that the 75mm isn’t the best lens. It’s an extremely good lens and probably is the best… I just wanted to point that out. Neither Panasonic 2.8 zoom has been tested, Sigma lenses haven’t been tested, the Panasonic 14mm, 20mm pancakes haven’t been or the New Olympus 17 1.8. They also haven’t touched any of the 3rd party lenses Voightlanders, SLR Magic, etc. or the GH3 even.

With that said… things on the MFT lens front is only going to get better from here on out. Exciting!

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