Olympus ED 45mm 1.8, AF Autofocus Test

Olympus ED 45mm 1.8, AF Autofocus Test

The Olympus 12mm lens is definitely my favorite wide angle for the M43 mount and today the 45mm 1.8 arrived. A great portrait lens, acts like 90mm on full frame, love the size and built. Only thing-I really want it in black (the lens in black after the break).
I was surprised how fast and silent this lens focuses,

it is much harder to achieve fast AF speed on a tele lens, optical elements have to travel further in distance then on a wide angle lens.
Check the very short video to see how fast this lens focuses. A totally unscientific test and your results may vary, but it will give you a pretty good idea this lens is no slouch. A keeper in my bag.
Equipment used and mentioned in this video:
Olympus 45mm 1.8
Olympus 12mm 2.0
Panasonic 20mm 1.7
Panasonic GH2
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6 thoughts on “Olympus ED 45mm 1.8, AF Autofocus Test

  1. Dennis Kane

    Hi Mike
    Really enjoyed this preview. I respect your work and opinions, so I will be purchasing this lens (from your site of course). I also use a GH2, so your observations are greatly appreciate.
    Dennis Kane

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