Reviews and Problems with Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro
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Great optics with a couple of flaws
FredT, B&H Photo
17 March 2015
Excerpt: There's not much to say about this lens regarding optical quality: it's great. It has a couple of characteristics that make using it less than perfect, however. First, the focussing ring when working close-up is almost useless because it takes so many turns to change focus. Second, the range limiter should be a switch rather than a dial.
Excerpt: I use this with my Olympus OM-D EM-1 camera. I have a 30mm macro lens that I use on my APS-C camera and this allows you to work further away from your subject. I use this for taking macro pictures out in nature and it does a good job and is fast enough to provide a pleasing shallow depth of field. I find the Autofocus limit switch on the lens to be confusing as it has to be reset every time.
Excerpt: From the fit and finish, you can tell Olympus was serious when they designed this lens. It's solid and sturdy. So far, photos are crisp and color reproduction is good. I'm using it primarily on a Panasonic Lumix GH3, and the balance is good... though I recommend you use a tripod. My one complaint thus far is the inadequate documentation. The enclosed "manual" doesn't adequately cover the features.
Summary: Jul 24 I received this lens today so this is an initial impression. I bought this lens for three reasons, weather sealing, 1:1 focus and it is 140gm lighter than the 50mm f2 I usually use. As a reference, I have 2 E-M5s and an E-M1, I have used an Olympus 50mm F2 (legacy) macro for years. While I own half a dozen m4/3rds lenses, the 50mm F2 is the most important lens in my collection and gives a great standard against which to evaluate this 60mm macro.
Summary: My first prime lens for m4/3. Great lens. I love the bokeh of the out of focus areas and does a fine job picking up details when getting in close. It also works great for portrait photography and fast AF for action should you try it. My biggest disappointment with the lens is no lens hood or carrying pouch included. It seems that is the norm for Olympus lenses which I think is a bit cheap of the company.
Excerpt: Very versatile lens for many uses not just Macro. Weather proofing is an excellent feature as lots of macro shots present themselves in rainy weather. I have used a number of macro lenses and I believe this one will remain a favorite for it's compact size, convenient range allowing a bit of distance from the subject and outstanding sharpness. Olympus should provide a shade with the lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction