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Olympus 50mm f2.0 Macro

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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent for Macro Photography

srbprof, Adorama
1 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Very sharp lens as nearly everyone reports. Coupling with EX-25 extension tube increases versatility. Excellent addition to my 4/3 lens collection.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens, but somewhat pricey

SeattleJim, B&H Photo
6 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Using this lens for products shots and portraits. Some of the reviews indicated slow or inaccurate focus -- I have not experienced that. Very happy with focus performance and image quality. The macro ability is a fun and useful bonus. It seems a bit pricey, relatively-speaking, but -- at the end of the day -- I'm very glad I spent the money and added it to my toolkit.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Superb Optical Quality

Noreaster, B&H Photo
4 October 2012
  • Excerpt: This lens would be easily 5 stars with a different focusing system. I'm a bit surprised Olympus would use a focusing system like this on such a high quality optical instrument. I like to shoot insects, flowers and still life. I have some very good results both hand held and with a tripod. I highly recommend this lens, but am disappointed with the focus by wire.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Focus by wire, Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for someone who is serious about photography

basieswings1984, Ebay
8 September 2012
  • Summary: A little noisy, a little slower than the other Olympus Zuiko lenses, but it takes amazing photos. There is a bit of a learning curve with it but once you figure it out it's a heck of an amazing piece of photographic equipment.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great product

Penguin Palace Photography, B&H Photo
14 August 2012
  • Excerpt: My pictures are looking just as I imagined they would and this lens is the reason. I'm sure the pictures that have turned out less than satisfactory have been due to user error and not because of the lens itself. My only complaint is it's function in low light. When I researched this type of lens, it was touted as being better in low light than the kit lens. I'm finding that is not exactly the case.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Great low light lens at reasonable price

Adorama
16 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Note that to get "true" 1: 1 macro, the Olympus EX-25 Extension Tube is also required.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Good portrait lens, High Quality, Macro with add-on
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Overall 8
8.0

50MM F/2.0 OLYMPUS ZUIKO LENS

Breadman, Adorama
6 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Great for flower closeups
  • Pros: Chrystal clear images, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice addition to my lens family

ViperPhotos, B&H Photo
13 April 2011
  • Excerpt: I use the 50mm F/2.0 with my Olympus Bodies (E-510, E-3 and E-5). The output is consistent and the clarity exceeds what I've been able to achieve with other Zuiko lenses. I've done a few test videos using this lens with the E-5. However, the noisy manual and autofocus is picked up by the on-board microphone. You'll need to use an external mike that will not pick up focus noise. Or, you'll just have to set focus so it will not have to change during recording.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Noisy focusing
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Overall 8
8.0

Compact high quality product

Bruce, B&H Photo
7 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Lightweight lens that works very well for macro photography - a great field lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Macro is a joy

Dave from down under, B&H Photo
30 March 2011
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens mainly as a 50mm prime with a good F stop. The intention to use for general out and about snaps. But I decided to try a few nature macro shots and was excited by the quality. Sharp and with lovely out of focus backgrounds. I think it focuses quick enough and not worse than other auto focus products. I recommend this lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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