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
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'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...
Excerpt: I bought this lens for sporting events, indoor and outdoor, and I simply can't believe the images I get with this on my Olympus E 5 body! Football, basketball and hockey are easy to shoot with the best results I've ever had! The range is 300mm in 35 slr, and the lens is tack sharp wide open at f 2.0. This lens produces vivid images, colorwise, and is compact but heavy.
Pros: Compact, Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great in Low Light, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is possibly the best telephoto lens - ever. It's performance is great, even autofocus which is traditionally not the best on Olympus cameras works very well on E-5. Lens is extremely sharp and detailed with beautifully smooth bokeh and great color and contrast. I have used it with both EC-14 and EC-20 teleconverters and it delivers excellent results.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction