Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Olympus 45mm f1.8 sample photos

Just a quick post to show what the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens can do. First off, a portrait photo, as this lens is supposed to be a portrait lens. It's razor sharp wide open at f/1.8. Impressive. More photos after the jump.

BOKEH! Oh yeh. No shortage of bokeh (background blur) with this lens given it's somewhat long and the aperture is nice and big. The bokeh is really quite something, smooth and pleasing.

Loving that shallow depth of field. I know, I know. Missed the focus, but I don't care. It's a nice photo.

A golf ball in the driving range. Lots of detail here. This 45mm is not a macro lens, unlike the Olympus 50mm for Four Thirds.

More bokeh superpowers.

Most of these were shot at ISO 200 wide open at f/1.8. Minor adjustments in Aperture for a couple of them, I think, but mostly I didn't touch the shots or haven't gotten around to that yet. Shot in RAW, in case you're wondering.


Frances said...

I like the flowers photo. :)

And the Vito photos, of course!

Monique said...

Hi! I also have the Olympus Pen E-P3 in silver and I love love it! :-) May I know where you bought the 45mm lens?

The Third World Nerd said...

Hi Monique. I got the lens from an online seller, Richard dela Rosa 0922 6821669. Was very happy with the transaction.

Full story here:

Monique said...

Great! Thanks Vince! :-)