Olympus 45mm f1.8 Lens

In my last post, I mentioned the Olympus 14-42mm kit lens I had used in London and said that the lens wasn’t up to the standard of the 45mm lens.

To give you an idea of how the 45mm performs, here is a full frame of a photo I took with it.

I have marked a 600x400px rectangle on it that shows the position of the crop you can see.




  1. Incredible! I love these shares – despite the fact that my only camera is a Samsung mobile phone… I do enjoy the tips and love learning more about photography from you for that special someday 😀


    1. Thank you.

      May that special someday be close on the horizon 🙂


  2. Pat says:

    I have a Nikon 50 mm that I love using. I read an article where the writer was say he got better results with the 50 mm and cropping than with using a telephoto. It looks like you have come to the same conclusion.


    1. Thanks for your comment, Pat. I have a 70-300mm on my Nikon that I use for photographing birds and animals. It is a VR (vibration reduction) lens and does a good job. But for portraits like for example, these street photos from the Edinburgh Fringe, I use the 50mm like you. It gets near enough 🙂


      1. Pat says:

        I also like the 70-300 with VR, and I use a monopod. Adds just a little more stability but very maneuverable. I have some weakness in my arms so not as stable as I could be.


  3. Madhu says:

    That’s pretty impressive!.


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