Olympus Pen E-PL7 45mm lens

I’ve had my Olympus Pen E-PL7 for nearly two years now. You can read my reviews here and here. When I first got it, the plan was to carry on using my Nikon D3000 and use the Olympus Pen for days out or whenever I didn’t want to carry the Nikon with me.  But the Olympus is so light and compact that I’ve very rarely used the Nikon since.

Olympus-45mm

I initially purchased the Olympus Pen E-PL7 with the pancake lens and last year I added the 45mm lens to my kit. This is a perfect lens for portraits with a fast aperture of f1.8  producing beautiful pictures with great depth of field and that lovely bokeh effect we all love.

Olympus-45mm

 

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The 45mm lens is quite impressive.  Light, still compact enough to carry it on a small bag, it produces super-crisp fine images with vibrant colours. It will really take your photography to the next level. If you are a blogger it will make your images look really professional and make you look like a skillful photographer.

Olympus-45mm

Being a fixed focal length lens means you can not zoom in or out but that is not a big deal, especially when shooting portraits as it’s nice to stand a bit away from the subject. Who wants a camera on their face anyway? Having to stand far back means you can also take those beautiful natural shots without your subject noticing.

Olympus-45mm

To get the bokeh effect there needs to be a bit of distance between your subject and their background, so for example, if someone is leaning against a wall you will not make the most of the wide aperture and the background will not have a great bokeh effect.

If I have to be picky and find a downside of the Olympus Pen is that it doesn’t perform too well under low light conditions, however I have been mainly using it in daylight so it hasn’t been a great problem for me.

Olympus-45mm

 

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Black Friday is usually a good time to purchase Olympus equipment as there are usually offers around.  In fact I got all my Olympus equipment with Black Friday offers.

All the pictures on this post have been taken using the Olympus 45mm lens and none have been edited.

 

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2 Comments

  1. September 18, 2017 / 8:40 pm
    In terms of image quality for your money, prime lenses are unbeatable. I have a 100mm f/2.8 and a 50mm f/1.8 for my Pentax. My experiences tally with what you are saying here.
    • spanishmummy
      September 19, 2017 / 9:23 pm
      Thanks for your comment. I really need to get myself a 100mm one

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