Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f/1.8 MFT Lens Announced

Olympus has announced the M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f/1.8 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The Olympus 25mm f/1.8 Lens is a standard prime lens with a 35mm format equivalent focal length of 50mm that looks specifically designed to complement the much-loved 45mm F1.8.

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f/1.8 features a diagonal angle of view of 47 degrees, a silent auto focus motor and an optical formula that comprises 9 elements in 7 groups, including 2 aspherical lens elements.

The fast prime also include an iris diaphragm with seven rounded aperture blades, a close-focus point of 0.25m, a 46mm filter thread and Olympus-original ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating to reduce flare and ghosts.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f/1.8 MFT Lens Announced

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Olympus 25mm f/1.8 MFT Lens Price

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f/1.8 MFT lens is available in black and silver colors. The new Oly 25mm f/1.8 lens price is $399. This lens will be available from February 12, 2014.

The new Olympus 25mm f/1.8 is available to buy from the camera stores below.

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Olympus 25mm f/1.8 MFT Lens Specs and Features

Focal Length 25mm (35mm equivalent focal length 50mm)
Compatible with Olympus PEN Cameras and Micro Four Third Cmmeras
Lens Construction 9 elements in 7 Groups – 2 Aspherical lenses
Angle of View 47 degree
Closest Focusing Distance 9.4″
Maximum Image Magnification 0.12x (35mm equivalent Maximum Image Magnification [0.24x])
Minimum Field Size 144x108mm
Aperture Range F1.8 – F22
Filter Size 46mm
Dimension Diameter 2.2 x 1.6″
Weight 4.6 oz

1.ZUIKO QUALITY enables high optical performance

The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm F1.8 is a high-quality, standard lens that produces beautiful defocusing effects and high resolution, along with the same high optical performance of the popular M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm F1.8, while maintaining a compact and lightweight size.

Traditional 50mm DSLR standard lenses generally use a Gauss-type configuration, however, to achieve a smaller form, fast and quiet AF, a new lens design for the digital age with an inner focusing system was used. To reduce aberration from the center to the periphery, 9 lenses including an aspherical lens are lavishly used, demonstrating clear and sharp optical performance.

Also, by using the Olympus-original ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating, ghosts and flaring are suppressed for clear depictive performance even in backlit and other unfavorable shooting conditions.

As a standard lens in the M.ZUIKO PREMIUM high-quality single-focal-length lens series, this lens features sharpness and soft defocusing effects that make it the perfect lens for snapshots, portraits, and landscape photography.

Just as other lenses in the M.ZUIKO PREMIUM series, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm F1.8 features the same attention to detail in textures, giving it a unified feel with the OLYMPUS PEN and OM-D series cameras. This lens is available in black and silver to match perfectly with your camera.

2.Close-up shooting performance up to 25 cm away

The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm F1.8 can shoot up to 25 cm away for close-up photography, with a maximum magnification factor of 0.24x at 35mm equivalent (0.12x), able to fit a postcard sized shot (A6 equivalent) in the screen full size. When shooting close-ups of tableware or food, the aperture setting of F1.8 creates soft defocusing effects for tabletop photos that are a touch different than the average.
By combining this lens with the separately-sold Macro Conversion Lens MCON-P02, close-up shooting up to 17m away is possible, for easy macro photography at a maximum shooting magnification of 0.436x at 35mm equivalent (0.218x).

3.Fast, silent AF so you never miss a shot

The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm F1.8 is equipped with the MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) mechanism inner focusing system for fast, smooth, silent, and high-precision AF (auto focusing). When used in combination with FAST AF on OLYMPUS PEN and OM-D series cameras, you’ll never miss a shot.
This quiet AF is perfect for capturing still images and movies in quiet scenes.

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