The Best Lenses for Olympus PEN

My most read post is this one: ‘The Best Lenses for Fashion Photography”. Where I use my Canon/Sigma lenses on a full frame camera. But I also like to show the differences with my four Olympus lenses.

Olympus works with a MFT (Micro Four Thirds) sensor what is smaller than APS-C or also called crop sensor. (Read my post about full frame vs. crop sensor here.) This means that a Olympus 25mm will act as a 50mm on a full frame camera because has a 2x crop so it doubles.

I captured everything with my Olympus PEN E-PL8 (EN link) / (NL link)

The lenses I own are the :

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 (EN) / (NL).

Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8 (EN) / (NL)

Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 (EN) / (NL)

Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5‑5.6 EZ Pancake (EN) / (NL)

With my prime lenses I also showed the difference between the aperture of f/1.8 and f/11. With f/1.8 you can make beautiful photos but a blurred background. Especially when the model or subject is closer to the camera then in my examples.

The distance from the camera on tripod to the model is 5 meters as you can see in the images below

Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5‑5.6 EZ Pancake

Top: 14mm  / Bottom: 42mm

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8

Top: f/1.8  / Bottom: f/11

Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8

Top: f/1.8  / Bottom: f/11

Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8

Top: f/1.8  / Bottom: f/11

The lens I use the most is the Olympus 17mm f.1.8 because I love the wider focal length. It’s perfect for my daily shots, also the 25mm f/1.8 is great for all kinds of photography. The pancake 14-42mm is perfect for the moments when I don’t want to switch lenses and it’s super compact. The lens that surprise me the most is the Olympus 45mm because of it’s sharpness!

I hope this article made it more easy for you to choose your next Olympus lens! Let me know if you have any questions!

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