Reviews and Problems with Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm F2.0 Macro
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optically great...once focused
WHochachka, B&H Photo
18 February 2013
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.
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 use this lens with my Olympus PEN EPL-1. It gives godd picture quality but focusing is irrustrating especially when working macro. Maybe it is because of my body but it is my experience till now, slow focusing, noisy but good quality; 2.0 is great. Regards.