Reviews and Problems with Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm F2.0 Macro
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VERY GOOD LENS
21 July 2012
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.
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 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.
Summary: I've bought this lens for it's typical properties which are mainly for macro and portrait photography. Up to now, I am impressed EVERY time of the results! The depth, perspective and quality are somewhat not comparable to a standard lens. Of course, since that it is a 50mm, you have to be ready to "walk around" your subject instead of using a tripod, but the image stabilisator of Olympus camera combined with this lens will create a clear, sharped edge and wonderful...
Summary: I had been using my Olympus E-500 body for about 3-4 years with the provided kit lenses. While I love those lenses and what they have given me in the past, I desperately wanted something that would give me that gorgeous bokeh that comes with a smaller depth of field. I also wanted something that I could use indoors more successfully without a flash (although my Olympus Fl 36-R flash, bought at the same time, helped out majorly as a bounce flash) My expectations were...
Summary: I use this mostly as a macro lens in conjunction with the ring flash. It does a stellar job with that, especially with flowers. I have also been happy with it as a portrait lens for indoor use; for outdoor portraits I prefer my 35-100 Zuiko zoom lens. Can take a little time for focusing but that is expected for a multipurpose lens like this.
Summary: my lens fell into a Japanese lake for 10 minutes. Feeling stupid and sick I read on line to keep it submerged in rice for a week Still being stupid I put it in the rice without the caps. Rice then entered the little opening at the entry point. Every day I would check to see if the water drops were evaporating and then shake the heck out of the lens to get rid of the rice inside.
Summary: Crystal clear images and gorgeous tonality from macro to infinity. Great bokeh. Two minor limitations: focusing speed at macro range and overall limitation to 1:2 or life size with adapter. I miss OM series committment to macro photography. Those times are gone. For today's E-series philosophy, the 50mm/2 macro is simply one of the best lenses.