Scott Robarge Reviews New Olympus High-Grade Portrait Lens

Olympus announced the release of the newest member of its Micro Four Thirds family of lenses with the release of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f1.8 High-Grade Portrait Lens (150mm equivalent), a high-speed, single-focal-length telephoto lens that is optimized for studio, stage, indoor sports and portrait photography, enclosed in a high-quality, compact, stunning metal body.

The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f1.8 promises stunning defocused backgrounds, while the subject remains in sharp focus so you won’t miss a thing!

The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f1.8h is remarkably small with a total length of just 2.7 inches and turbocharges the performance and portability of the Olympus PEN and OM-D compact system cameras. A stunning, textured metal body finish will turn heads, while the large 50mm diameter glass front lens delivers power and performance.

The lens is perfect for shooting gorgeous still images and powerful high-definition (HD) videos, the lens uses Olympus’s proprietary MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) autofocusing mechanism with an inner focus system to power this single-focal-length lens for fast and near silent focusing. Manual focusing is a snap with a precision touch focus ring.

The Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f1.8 High-Grade Portrait Lens will have an introductory price of $899.00 and can be found at most photography and electronics stores.