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Olympus launches high-end 75mm F1.8 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras

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The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8 lens that was spotted back in February was officially announced this week.

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm F1.8 lens on camera 1020x728
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm F1.8 lens on camera 1020x728

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8 lens that was spotted back in February was officially announced this week. The new lens will give a 150mm-equivalent field of view on Micro Four Thirds sensors, and has a bright f/1.8 aperture to allow for low-light shooting and a shallow depth of field. Together with its all-metal construction, the lens gives the Micro Four Thirds line a new high-end, professional-caliber portrait option that'll no doubt please recent buyers of the Olympus OM-D E-M5. The lens will be available in July for $899 / €899 along with some equally expensive accessories: the LH-61F lens hood ($74.95 / €79.90) and the LC-61 lens cap ($39.99 / €39.90).

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