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9.0 out of 10

Olympus MCON-P01

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus MCON-P01

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Overall 10
10

Great shots!

Tony, olympusamerica.com
11 March 2014
  • Summary: I bought some cheap close up filters with various grades for my Nikon D5000, I was only slightly impressed. With MCON-P01, I was so pleasantly surprised that this filter produced clear and crisp close up shots! I recommend this for amateur photogs like me.
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Overall 8
8.0

The MCON-PO1 Macro Converter

Sheila, B&H Photo
10 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I love how handy it is and I was quite pleased with the result when I attached it to my lenses. Slight chromatic aberrations but negligible. For the price, you can't go wrong.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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Overall 4
4.0

Will not replace a dedicated macro lens

Zolton, B&H Photo
30 July 2013
  • Excerpt: The macro convertor was tested on a M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 Zoom lens. The Pros: Small, inexpensive and easy to install and use. The cons: Not any better then other "close up" filter type lenses. Do not expect to produce close up images that will enhance your creativity. The chromatic aberrations were quite bad, and made many of the photos unusable.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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Overall 10
10

Adds even more versatility to PEN system

Mark, B&H Photo
26 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Cant beat for the price. Takes detailed macroes and adds even more versatility to my Pen system without taking up much space in the bag or emptying the wallet.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Excellent value for money especially when used with the tele zoom lens

thomasfolks, Ebay
4 June 2013
  • Summary: I bought the MCON-P1 as an affordable accessory to give macro capability to my two Olympus kit lenses (14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II, and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6). Attaches to the bayonet front of both lenses. It includes a separate adapter to accommodate the smaller 14-42mm lens, as well as front and back covers for safe storage. The body is plastic, but solid and light. No provision to attach a filter at the front.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works for Me

Erg the kayaking photographer, B&H Photo
2 May 2013
  • Excerpt: The MCON-P01 makes my Olympus 14-150 into a very useful macro lens. It's not as crispy clear as a dedicated macro lens, but it does a really nice job. On the 14-150, the focusing range (7" from the end of the lens) allows you to be far enough away to make this a useful macro lens out in the field. (In comparison, subject is about 2" from the front of the 12-50 in macro mode.) Need to atttach this to a telephoto lens (150mm) to get good macro effect.
  • Pros: Easy to attach, Lightweight, Small
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Overall 10
10

Web Quality Jewelry Photos

Tiny Worlds Jewelry, B&H Photo
25 April 2013
  • Excerpt: We use it to photograph jewelry for our Etsy site
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
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Overall 6
6.0

There are better options available for a few extra bucks

petethmeat, Ebay
27 February 2013
  • Summary: If you are going to buy a converter macro lens then buy an achromatic lens with the appropriate size threads to fit on your lens. There are two low cost options that are just a few bucks more than the MCON P01 ... the Raynox 150 and the Marumi achromat close up lenses. They are far superior to this offering from Olympus. For a single element close up lens the olympus is OK but not stellar by any means. YOU WANT SHARP WITH LITTLE OR NO ABERRATION ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Portable

Luke, B&H Photo
21 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Not as sharp as I expected but can't beat the price.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Not much to it but it does the trick

Lee, B&H Photo
18 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Used it with my 40-150mm and it took an almost 1: 1 macro. Images look sharp. An inconvenience having to remove the UV filter but this is not an everyday use lens. I only need it for certain situations. If I was into macro photography I would get a real macro lens. I feel this would not hold up to everyday use. I gave it 4 stars because like a lot of Olympus lenses it is cheaply made.
  • Cons: Cheap materials
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