Reviews and Problems with Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm F2.0 Macro
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FLOW, B&H Photo
8 June 2014
Excerpt: I can't say enough of this lens. Hands down one of the finest lenses Olympus have ever made. 300mm equivalent focal length is incredibly useful. From sports, events, news, wildlife, this lens can do it all. Paired with an Olympus 1.4x teleconverter, this lens effectively becomes a 400mm 2.8. Focusing speed is the same, fast and accurate. The price for this combination is incredible compared to the competition.
Pros: Affordable, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: While I gave this lens a 4-star rating, this probably would not be everyone's rating because there are definitely two sides to this lens's personality on the OM-D on which I'm using it (with adapter). On the positive side, it's a really sharp lens right from f2 until diffraction starts being a problem.
Superb lens -- macro, portrait, or general purpose
21 July 2012
Summary: In combination with my E-620, this "portrait" length DSLR lens delivers the highest resolution and best ergonomics I have ever experienced. In fact, if you can forego zoom capability, it will probably become your default lens. More information is available at dpreview.com.
Summary: I purchased this lens about 5 months ago, and have used it on my E-500, OMD E-M5, and the E-5. This is really a fantastic lens; colors really Pop off the screen (or print), Contrast is corner to corner, and I see no distortion. And the bokeh is impressive. The price is reasonable, and the quality is there; get this lens. You will love it.
Summary: I purchased this lens about 5 months ago, and have used it on my E-500, OMD E-M5, and the E-5. This is really a fantastic lens; colors really Pop off the screen (or print), Contrast is corner to corner, and I see no distortion. And the bokeh… I submitted a couple of shots in the November 2013 Gallery, and the bokeh in them was (for me) captivating; and their bokehs were shot at f/4.0 and f/5.6. I didn’t have to use f/2.8 or f/2.0 to get good results.
Summary: I have used this lense for almost 2 years. I love the fact I can take pictures in low light without a flash. I have other lenses but it seems this is the one I tend to use the most. It does take some getting used to if you are used to a zoom lense but it is worth it.
Summary: I love photographing flowers, small creatures and technical things in detail. I read many rave reviews about this lens and I haven't been disappointed by its optical performance. The pictures from it are very sharp and clean. However on my E-520, the autofocus often 'hunts' back and forth through the correct focus point. If I manually focus close to that point then switch it back to autofocus, it usually locks OK. Also it focuses fairly slowly and noisily.