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Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8

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Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm F2.8 ASPH Mega OIS

Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8
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Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 vs Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm F2.8 ASPH Mega OIS

Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8
Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm F2.8 ASPH Mega OIS

Why is Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 better than Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm F2.8 ASPH Mega OIS?

  • Has a metal mount
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  • 35.71% wider aperture at minimum focal length
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    f/1.8 vs2.8f
  • 64g lighter
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    116gvs180g
  • 1f wider aperture at maximum focal length
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    1.8fvs2.8f
  • 13° narrower minimum angle of view
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    27°vs40°
  • 15mm longer maximum focal length
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    45mmvs30mm
  • Is a normal lens
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Why is Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm F2.8 ASPH Mega OIS better than Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8?

  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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  • 0.4m shorter minimum focus distance
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    0.1mvs0.5m
  • 0.89x Better magnification factor
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    1xvs0.11x
  • 13° wider maximum angle of view
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    40°vs27°
  • 15mm shorter minimum focal length
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    30mmvs45mm
  • Is a macro lens
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Price comparison

Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8

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Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 AmazonOlympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Lens, ...Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Lens, for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black)
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$299.00
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 AmazonOlympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 (B...Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 (Black) Lens for Micro 4/3 Cameras - International Version (No Warranty)
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$270.00
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 AmazonOlympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8 Lens, ...Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8 Lens, for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black)
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$289.00
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 AmazonOlympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm F1.8 Lens, ...Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm F1.8 Lens, for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black)
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$389.00
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 AmazonOlympus M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 (Black) for Ol...Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 (Black) for Olympus and Panasonic Micro 4/3 Cameras - International Version (No Warranty)
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$349.95
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 AmazonOlympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 Fish...Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO Lens, for Micro Four Thirds Cameras
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$879.00
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 AmazonOlympus 25mm f1.8 Interchangeable Lens -...Olympus 25mm f1.8 Interchangeable Lens - International Version (No Warranty)
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$307.48
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 AmazonOLYMPUS M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 ...OLYMPUS M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro Lens, for Micro Four Thirds Cameras
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$899.00
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 AmazonOlympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8 Len...Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8 Lens, for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Silver)
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$699.00
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 AmazonOlympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm F1.2 PRO...Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm F1.2 PRO Lens, for Micro Four Thirds Cameras
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$1,149.00

General info

1.Has a metal mount
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8
Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm F2.8 ASPH Mega OIS
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8
Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm F2.8 ASPH Mega OIS
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.weight

116g

180g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.has or is a prime lens
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8
Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm F2.8 ASPH Mega OIS
A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
7.Is a macro lens
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8
Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm F2.8 ASPH Mega OIS
A macro lens is used to take very close-up photos, allowing you to capture flowers, insects etc. in great detail. A macro lens is any lens with 1:1 magnification.
8.Is a normal lens
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8
Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm F2.8 ASPH Mega OIS
A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8
Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm F2.8 ASPH Mega OIS
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.
At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
4.Has rounded aperture blades
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8
Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm F2.8 ASPH Mega OIS
Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8
Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm F2.8 ASPH Mega OIS
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
2.Has focus motor
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8
Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm F2.8 ASPH Mega OIS
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8
Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm F2.8 ASPH Mega OIS
Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.
5.Has full-time manual focus
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8
Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm F2.8 ASPH Mega OIS
With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

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