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Olympus 50mm f2.0 Macro

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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
21 October 2011
  • Conclusion: The optic's size adds little to the overall profile of a Micro Four Thirds DSLR, and although its focusing ring is a little shallow, it's hard to imagine it realistically being any larger on such a small lens.
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Lens Test: Olympus Zuiko Digital 50mm f/2 AF macro

Pop Photo
23 April 2010
  • Excerpt: This is the second macro lens for Olympus's Four Thirds digital system, and while it lacks the 1:1 magnifying power of the earlier 35mm f/3.5 macro Zuiko, at f/2.0, it's much faster. Given the 2X 35mm lens factor on all Olympus DSLRs, the 50mm macro has a 100mm equivalent field of view -- more traditional in macro.
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REVIEW: Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm f/2 Macro

photodo
17 April 2010
  • Conclusion: With many people utilising manual focus and using a rocking technique for macro-photography, the restrictions of this lens and its system would soon become exasperating although for table-top use the lens is adequate. However, with a reproduction ratio of only 1:2 it is not a true macro lens. On the 2x crop factor of the 4/3rds system, it would be far better utilised as a portraiture lens.
  • Pros: Good build quality, Good optically, although peaks early for a ‘macro’.
  • Cons: Focussing system is atrocious., Only 1:2 reproduction ratio, not true macro., Cheaper alternatives with better performance on their way.
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REVIEW: Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm f/2 Macro

photodo
17 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Handling and features Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at this macro optic from Olympus which has a bright f/2 maximum aperture and provides the same angle of view as a 100mm lens on a 35mm camera.
  • Pros: Excellent resolution performance, Negligible CA, Low distortion, Low falloff at maximum aperture, Good build quality
  • Cons: Fly by wire focusing system takes a little getting used too, No focus range limiter
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Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro

TechRadar UK
21 October 2011
  • Excerpt: One of a handful of macro lens options for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) users, the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro provides an effective focal length of 100mm when used with Four Thirds cameras, but with an actual focal length of 50mm it's much smaller and lighter than other 100mm macro options.
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Overall 9
9.0

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm f/2 Macro review

ePHOTOzine
17 February 2011
  • Summary: This lens is one with few shortcomings. Optically it is sharp from maximum aperture, with negligible levels of CA, distortion and falloff. In short, it is about as good as lenses can get from a technical standpoint.
  • Pros: Excellent resolution performance, Negligible CA, Low distortion, Low falloff at maximum aperture, Good build quality
  • Cons: Fly by wire focusing system takes a little getting used too, No focus range limiter
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Overall 7
7.0

Olympus Zuiko ED 50mm f/2 Macro

ePHOTOzine
11 July 2006
  • Summary: With many people utilising manual focus and using a rocking technique for macro-photography, the restrictions of this lens and its system would soon become exasperating although for table-top use the lens is adequate. However, with a reproduction ratio of only 1:2 it is not a true macro lens. On the 2x crop factor of the 4/3rds system, it would be far better utilised as a portraiture lens.
  • Pros: Good build quality, Good optically, although peaks early for a ‘macro’.
  • Cons: Focussing system is atrocious., Only 1:2 reproduction ratio, not true macro., Cheaper alternatives with better performance on their way.
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