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).