Recommended Lenses

For most people, the kit lens that comes bundled with our recommended family cameras will be all they'll ever need to capture great images. However, if you're looking to move to a higher level of performance, the addition of the following lenses will really help. We have chosen our Top 3 Lenses for Olympus based on their performance, value, and specific shooting situations. Please feel free to contact us if you need help choosing a lens or have any other questions.

Olympus #1 | M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 (affiliate link)

If you're looking for the perfect walk-around lens for your Olympus OM-D camera, you should consider the M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 lens. It is small, lightweight, and is an extremely flexible focal distance. We used it almost exclusively during our recent trips to Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

Highlights

  • 34mm full frame equivalent field of view
  • Ultra-compact wide-angle lens
  • Macro Focus Range : 0.25 m, Focal Length : 17 mm
  • Captures large groups or landscapes
  • Premium metallic construction, Snap focus manual focus ring
  • Fast f/1.8 aperture, great for low light shooting
  • Special all metal lens hood and cap optionally available


 

Olympus #2 | M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 (affiliate link)

With a full frame equivalent focal distance of 90mm, the M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 lens is a great focal length for portraits. The lens can produce great bokeh (out of focus backgrounds). It is extremely portable and is great for low light photography.

Highlights

  • 90mm full frame equivalent field of view
  • Fast portrait lens f/1.8 maximum aperture delivers beautiful defocused backgrounds
  • Maximum f/1.8 aperture, great for low light shooting
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.20m
  • Quiet Movie-Still-Compatible lens drive for video shooting
  • Optional LH-40B lens hood for shooting in bright conditions

Olympus #3 | M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 (affiliate link)

Need a little more reach? The M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 is equivalent to 150mm telephoto focal length on a full frame camera. It is probably the sharpest lens in Olympus' line-up. the large f/1.8 aperture makes the lens great for low light shooting - even when you're not very close to your subject.

Highlights

  • 150mm full frame equivalent field of view
  • Minimum focusing Distance : 0.84 m
  • Fast maximum aperture, great for low-light or indoor sports shooting
  • Great for portraits
  • All metal construction
  • Olympus exclusive "Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical" lens coating throughout
  • Special all metal lens hood and cap optionally available