A fast, compact prime lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras
With a 35mm equivalent focal length of 50mm, this Olympus prime lens is classified as being of a `normal` range and is suited to virtually any situation. This is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a sharp, high-performance standard lens for everyday use and travel, able to produce high-quality portraits, landscapes and more.
A large maximum aperture for available-light shooting
The Olympus 25mm f1.8 is flexible enough to allow shooting in any lighting condition, thanks to its large, bright maximum aperture. At f1.8 this lens lets in enough light for you to use faster shutter speeds, which results in sharp images with no camera shake. Even at this wide aperture the lens still performs excellently and it provides you with the added benefit of dreamy blurred backgrounds. This sharp foreground, blurred background look is easy to recreate and adds spark and class to your images.
All of this, from such a tiny lens
Just like the rest of the Olympus Compact System range, the 25mm f1.8 does all of this excellent work from within a featherweight, compact package. At just 4.8 ounces, you will never be tempted to leave this lens at home when you go out for the day and the more time you spend with your camera gear, the more quality photos you will produce.
MSC Autofocus - Fast, silent and accurate
With many Micro Four Thirds cameras offering HD video modes of varying qualities, more and more photographers are trying their hand at the moving image. Built in microphones of cameras are becoming higher in quality and subsequently, picking up more sounds, including the focus motors of camera lenses. Thankfully, Olympus have been able to eliminate this obstacle with the development of their Movie and Stills compatible autofocus. This Olympus 25mm f1.8 lens manages to achieve accurate autofocus quickly, smoothly and silently.
Other Key Features
Seven-blade circular aperture - For more pleasing out of focus areas.
Lens construction of 9 elements in 7 groups - Includes two Aspherical lens elements for decreased aberrations and distortion & increased image quality.