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

KEH Model# 238958
Grade Notes Price Qty
With Caps


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


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

KEH Specifications

  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
  • Aperture Minimum: f/16
  • Camera Mount Type:  Olympus OM
  • Format Compatibility: Olympus OM film camera bodies
  • Angle of view: 47°
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 17.7 inches
  • Elements/Groups: 6/5
  • Diaphragm Blades: N/A
  • Vibration Reduction: No
  • Autofocus: No
  • Tripod Collar: No
  • Filter Thread: 49mm
  • Dimensions: 2.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Weight: 5.8 oz (165g)


General information

Manufacturer Part Number 103300
Manufacture GTIN 0050332500129
Brand Name Olympus
Product information
Minimum Focus Distance
Lens Construction
6 Elements in 4 Groups
Product Line
Olympus OM Cameras
Maximum Aperture Fixed
  • Black
  • Camera
Filter Attachment Diameter
  • 49 mm
Lens Type Normal

Technical Information

Fixed Focal Length 50 mm
Max Aperture f/1.8

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Olympus OM