Reviews and Problems with Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro
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Great Macro Lens
Bob, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: Using lens for 1: 1 macro and other macro shots outside and in studio. Light weight and small, images are sharp and focus is easy with my Olympus D E-M1 Peaking feature. Be sure to get the lens hood. It slides on the lens body so can stay on all the time.
Excerpt: I use this mostly on an EM-1 and occasionally on an EPL-5 to shoot flowers and insects. It has enough working distance for the nasty little buzzers! I was used to using a Sigma 180mm f/2.8 OS HSM on a D700 and then a D610; this is as good! The larger DOF with m4/3 lenses is an advantage here as you can use a better light gathering f/9 in stead of f/16 or higher to get enough DOF. The lens is tiny (the Sigma was like a recoilless rifle!) and very sharp.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, SHARP SHARP SHARP
Excerpt: This lens is an excellent macro lens. I was looking on my computer at pictures of some flowers when I noticed a fuzzy spot on a petal. On viewing at 100% I realized it was a clear image of an aphid. This lens has great resolution at 1: 1 magnification. It also does very well as a portrait lens with very good bokeh at f2.8. It appears to be well made of metal.
Excerpt: Excellent macro performance all the way to 1: 1. Fast enough at f/2.8 for higher shutter speed handheld shots when a tripod is not available. At 60mm, it is a good, medium telephoto lens too. I especially like the smooth manual focus that works well with the focus peaking feature on my EM-1 camera. I bought the lens about a month ago so I can't comment on durability yet. It feels light, but well made.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I have used the lens primarily for macro shots, getting close enough for 1: 1 reproduction (or close to it dependning on compositional needs). Way more flexible than using extension tubes. Thrilled to replace my Tamron (pentax mount) 90 macro [also a nice lens], as this is approx 1/3 the size and weight. Using on a OMD E M5 body and very happy with the image quality.
Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I've been using the M.Zuiko 12-50 mm kit lens for my macro. After I got this little beauty my whole perspective of the macro world has changed. I've only got the lens a week ago but I'm totally in love with it.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I got this lens to shoot video with my new Panasonic GH4. It works very well. Does not have image stabilization, but I always use a tripod so no problem. I was holding out on my purchase until the lens was discounted. Bought it for $[*]. Auto-focus works well.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: In love with my macro, it allows me to capture my plates better. After giving up my SLR and switching to micro 4/3, I have no regrets. My lumix gx7 is my new child! This Olympus lens literally has blown me away. Thanks B&H Photo, you always deliver quality.