Hands on: Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens review

Big, bold portrait lens

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The 75mm lens can focus as close as 0.84 metres, meaning you can shoot creative portraits.

Olympus 75mm lens sample

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The f/1.8 wide aperture of the lens and focal length of the lens means that backgrounds can be beautifully thrown out of focus.

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The 75mm lens is equivalent to 150mm in 35mm terms, so you need to stand quite a distance from the subject if you wish to get a lot in.

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Here you can see the quick drop off in focus, as the front of the hair is in focus, but the rear section is not.

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Shot at f/8, the amount of detail captured by the lens and camera combination is great for headshots.

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Again, here we can see how shallow depth of field effects can be captured with the f/1.8 lens.

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