Reviews and Problems with Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro
Showing 1-10 of 36
Excellent Quality Macro Lens
mgsmith, B&H Photo
6 August 2014
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
Excerpt: Providing a full-frame equivalent focal length of 120mm, this is a useful telephoto for portraits and still life. It is tack sharp, fast at f 2.8 and has excellent bokah. Macro capabilities are superior, allowing close ups to within a few centimeters. Focussing does tend to seek (normal for all macro lenses), but is usually accurate. This is my go-to lens when I want to carry a medium telephoto on my MFT with the bonus of macro capabilities. It is very light weight.