Olympus Adds 75mm f/1.8 Lens


Center Valley, Pa. -


introduced Thursday an M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 high-grade portrait lens to its glass lineup for the Pen Micro Four Thirds and OM-D camera lines.

The new prime lens, which will hit shelves this summer at a $900 suggested retail, offers a comparative 150mm focal length using a 35mm camera, and includes high-speed autofocusing; the single-focal-length telephoto lens is optimized for studio, stage, indoor sports and portrait photography.

The 75mm f1.8's lens has a nine-blade circular aperture capable of quality defocused backgrounds and sharp subjects.

The metal body lens measures 2.7 inches long and has 10 lens elements in nine groups that make extensive use of special glass materials, including three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements to optimally correct aberrations, Olympus said.

Olympus includes its exclusive ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) lens coatings to reduce reflectance to half that of conventional coatings.

The lens includes Olympus's Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) autofocusing mechanism with a quiet, inner focus system. A precision-touch metallic focus ring is added for manual focusing.

Olympus offers an optional LH-61F lens hood and the LC-61 lens cap.


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