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Olympus Zuiko 50mm F/1.8 OM Mount Manual Focus Lens {49}

KEH Model# 238958
Olympus Zuiko 50mm F/1.8 OM Mount Manual Focus Lens {49}
Cond. Notes Price Qty

Priced to sell, the rating of the equipment is at 70 to 79 percent of original condition. More than average wear for the age of the item, and may have dents, dings or finish loss. Glass may have marks or blemishes, but should not affect picture quality.


The look only a photographer would love. "UGLY" means equipment is rough, with multiple impressions in metal, excessive finish loss and brassing. Glass will have marks, fungus and/or haze which will affect picture quality

* Item pictured for illustrative purposes only, actual item not pictured. See ‘Notes’ next to grade for included items.



The Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 is a manual focus normal lens for the world famous Olympus OM system.  It's useable on OM-Mount 35mm film SLR (Single Lens Reflex) cameras and accessories like OM-Mount lens adapters or extension tubes.  Olympus' Zuiko lenses are revered for being superb optics executed with high quality glass and coatings.

The lens produces a 47° (diagonal) angle of view; it's is often referred to as a 'normal' lens because the field of view roughly matches a human eye and is not considered wide angle or telephoto but rather in-between.

A 50mm f/1.8 is an especially good choice for anyone learning photography.  The f/1.8 aperture allows experimentation with shallower depth of field and shooting in lower lighting.  The fixed focal length forces a photographer to think more concretely about the compositional and perspective effects of physically moving the camera rather than complacently relying on a zoom mechanism to change framing.  It's also an especially affordable way for a photographer to experience the level of sharpness and contrast possible from higher end lenses.

Photographers or collectors seeking a slightly brighter and more premium optic may also want to consider the Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.4.

Key Features

  • 50mm manual focus 'normal'/'standard' lens for Olympus OM 35mm SLR cameras
  • Olympus OM-Mount
  • Sharp high quality optic
  • An ideal student lens
  • 47° angle of view (diagonal)
  • f/1.8 maximum aperture is bright, great for available light photography
  • f/1.8 maximum aperture produces shallow depth of field
  • Built-in depth-of-field preview button
  • Informative depth-of-field scale
  • Stops down to f/16 for additional depth-of-field
  • Light at only 170g grams
  • Focuses as close as .45m (1.5ft)
  • Uses 49mm size filters

Available accessories include spare caps, lens hood, 49mm filters

Additional Information

Brand Name Olympus
GTIN 050332500129
Manufacturer Part Number 103-300
Filter Size 49mm
Focus Type Manual focus (only)
Lens Mount Olympus OM
Lens Type Standard / Normal
Max Focal Length 50mm
Min Focal Length 50mm

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