OM-System Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/ 1.8 Review
OM-System Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/ 1.8 is a fast standard lens for 35mm cameras Olympus OM.
It produced from 1972 through 2002, and as much as 6 modifications. The latest version is considered to be the best because it has best coating. This series begins with the numbers 5xxxxxx which are engraved on the aluminum ring near the bayonet mount.
Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/ 1.8
Interesting primarily for its fastness, usability, and price, you can buy it about 25 dollars.
To mount this lens on a Canon cameras, need an adaptor, which price almost as the lens itself, and on the Nikon F system with infinity safe, it needs for adaptation. This copy adapted for Nikon F.
But despite such difficulty mounting, the lens is worth it.
This review examines the latest – the best version of the lens. It is adapted into a system of Nikon F. All examples were taken on camera Nikon D3100, RAW export without postprocessing.
OM-System Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/ 1.8 Specs
Focal length: 50 mm
Aperture: f/ 1.8 — f/ 16
Weight (gr): 165
Length (mm): 32
Filter Ø (mm.): 49
Aperture blades: 6
Min. focus distance (m.): 0.45
Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/ 1.8 Handling and Mechanics
The lens is very light and compact, making it very convenient. On the camera, it almost not felt, and in the bag does not take up much space.
The build quality of the lens is good. Metal barrel, rubberized focus ring.
Focusing ring rotates 180 degrees, that’s enough for easy focusing. The front lens is not rotating.
Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/ 1.8 Sample Photos
All photos were taken on Nikon D3100. RAW export without postprocessing.
Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/ 1.8 Sharpness
The lens is already sharp at aperture f/ 1.8 when you close to f / 2.8 is excellent sharpness.
f/ 1.8 sharpness at close range
f/ 1.8 Sharpness at Infinity
100% crop of the previous photo
At infinity sharpness at f/ 1.8 excellent.
Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/ 1.8 Character and Bokeh
Character pleasant, plastic. At aperture f/ 1.8 little soft, but with f/ 2.8 aperture sharpness is excellent. Further, at the close aperture, sharpness increases slightly. Maximum sharpness is achieved at the aperture f / 5,6.
Despite that the lens is sharp, it is convenient to shoot people, even at f / 5.6 the character is alive.
Pleasant bokeh. And on the aperture f/ 1.8 can even catch a swirl.
Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/ 1.8 Contrast and Color Render
Lens keeps well backlight. Color reproduction is good.
Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/ 1.8 Distortion and Vignetting
There is a slight distortion, which is critical when shooting straight geometric forms, in all other cases it quietly.
Vignetting on APS-C camera Nikon D3100 I have not noticed.
Olympus OM-System Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f / 1.8 – excellent 50mm lens for everyday use. And a good portrait lens for APS-C cameras.