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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8

Micro FourThirds System
Movie and Still Compatible
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8
 

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8

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The M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 lens (90mm equivalent in 35mm photography) is Movie and Still Compatible (MSC) and features a high-speed, near-silent autofocus during still shooting and high-definition (HD) video capture. The single-focal-length portrait lens' fast aperture is perfect for low-light conditions, and allows users to confidently and inconspicuously shoot movies or stills in situations where a flash or tripod would not be appropriate, as in a church or museum. It also has a beautiful shallow depth of field, which allows for professional-looking background blurring effects that are not possible with the 14-42mm kit zoom lens. The MSC mechanism is great for tracking a moving child or pet, and provides a quick and silent focus mechanism for movies and still photography. The M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 has been designed to match the body design of the latest generation of PEN cameras.

Olympus MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) Micro Four Thirds lenses are the perfect choice for capturing amazing still photography and HD video with your Olympus PEN. A super-fast, smooth autofocus makes sure your subject is always the star and the silent focusing motor ensures pristine sound for your biggest productions.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 Key Features

Box Contents:
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 Lens
  • Lens Cap LC-37B
  • Lens Rear Cap LR-2
  • Decoration Ring DR-40
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty Card
Compact, Fast Portrait Telephoto Lens
This 35mm equivalent 24mm, fast f1.8 wide-angle lens, 2.2 in diamter, 1.8 inches in length, weighing only 4.1 ounces, matches Olympus PEN cameras' compact dimensions. The Micro Four Thirds System breakthrough design allows dramatic reduction in camera size. The elimination of the mirror box paves the way for a cascade of size reductions, including cutting the size of the flange back in half (relative to the Four Thirds System) and reducing the lens mount diameter by about 6 mm, which in turn makes it possible to reduce the size of the lens itself. And all of this has been achieved without reducing the size of the sensor itself, assuring the same superior picture quality that is provided by the Four Thirds System.
Movie and Still Compatible Lens With Exceptionally Fast And Nearly Silent High-speed Imager AF Mechanism
Olympus MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) Micro Four Thirds lenses are the perfect choice for capturing amazing still photography and HD video with your Olympus PEN. A super-fast, smooth autofocus makes sure your subject is always the star and the silent focusing motor ensures pristine sound for your biggest productions. The 45mm's High-speed Imager AF mechanism utilizes nearly silent focusing technology. It is great for tracking a moving child or pet, and provides a quick and silent focus mechanism for movies and still photography.
Enhanced Multi-Layer Lens Coating
In addition to low-light situations, this lens performs superbly in bright light, thanks to an enhanced multi-layer lens coating that reduces by half the effects of ghosting and flaring compared to conventional comparable coatings.
Two E-HR (High-Refractivity) Lens Elements
A lens element made of optical glass with high refractivity is called an HR lens. This lens is excellent at correcting spherical aberrations and allows the lens size to be reduced without degrading imaging performance. A low-dispersion, high-refractivity lens with an improved chromatic aberration correction capability is called an E-HR lens. Compared to an ordinary optical glass lens, the low dispersion lens features extremely small changes in refractivity in the wavelengths from blue to red. It can improve the imaging performance of lenses by reducing the chromatic aberration (a phenomenon caused by the dispersion of light produced by deviation of the focusing point due to color differences that causes fringing or contrast degradation).
Circular Aperture Mechanism
The circular aperture makes it possible to achieve smooth, uniform, soft background defocusing.
Digital Specific Lens™
Zuiko Digital lenses are designed to focus light straight into an imager's pixel wells, to fill every pixel consistently. It's optical technology that delivers an image filled from center to edge with rich, accurate color, high contrast and subtle gradation. Designed exclusively for digital photography, Zuiko Digital lenses provide a level of precision that's simply unattainable from a digital body using a traditional 35mm film lens.

Zuiko lenses feature a near telecentric design that ensures that the light hits the photodiodes at right angles, thus avoiding the problem of blurring at the edges of the image, or corner shading, which often occurs when using lenses originally designed for 35mm film cameras. Combined with the high resolution of Olympus Zuiko Digital lenses, this lens design exploits the full potential of the digital camera image sensors. The result is clear photos with strong colors and sharp contrasts right to the edges of the image. The telecentricity made possible by the digital-dedicated design of the Four Thirds System has been inherited by the Micro Four Thirds System, further ensuring the high picture quality performance of the system.

Smart System
M.Zuiko Digital lenses communicate image information directly to the Olympus E-System Digital SLR for a level of exposure accuracy that's beyond the capabilities of a passive lens. Two signal pins have been added to enable information exchange between the camera body and lens, and allow various extensions to be adopted in the future.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 Specifications

Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds System Standard
Focal Length
45mm (90mm 35mm equivalent)
Lens Construction
9 Elements in 8 Groups, including 2 E-HR lens elements
Focus System
High-speed Imager AF (MSC)
Angle of View
27°
Closest Focusing Distance
19.7 inches (0.5m)
Maximum Image Magnification
0.11x (0.22x 35mm equivalent)
Minimum Field Size
118 x 157 mm
Maximum Aperture
f1.8
Minimum Aperture
f22
Number of Blades
7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
Filter Size
37 mm
Dimensions, Diameter x Length
2.20 x 1.81 inches (56 mm x 46 mm)
Weight
4.1 oz. (116 g)

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8

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