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Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro
9.5 out of 10

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro

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Overall 8
8.0

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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Macro

Ralph, B&H Photo
26 January 2015
  • 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.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Confusing Controls
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Overall 8
8.0

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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged
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Overall 8
8.0

Close Up to my Latest Lens for Close-Up

kreuz, Amazon
25 July 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great image quality but....

Dean C. Neitman "-Synthetic Tone", Amazon
24 July 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Up close and personal Olympus 60mm Macro

Agfamaniac, B&H Photo
13 May 2014
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Light in Weight, Huge in Performance

RBB, B&H Photo
7 April 2014
  • Excerpt: This replaces a Canon macro as I have moved to a 4/3's system. Love the f2.8, the lightweight, and sharp images, Once I figured out how to use it, I haven't been able to put it down.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: No Instruction Pamphlet
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Overall 8
8.0

A great tool for macro shots

JohnnyB, Adorama
25 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I've only had this lens for a couple of weeks, but I'm quite happy with its performance. I need to get more familiar with its auto focusing capabilities, especially the 1: 1 range.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

JohnnyB, Adorama
25 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I've only had this lens for a couple of weeks, but I'm quite happy with its performance. I need to get more familiar with its auto focusing capabilities, especially the 1:1 range.
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Overall 8
8.0

As good as it says it is

Seasoned shooter, B&H Photo
24 February 2014
  • Excerpt: As good as it gets...better than most. Light weight.
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