Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Review

November 25, 2014 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

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Reviews of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro from around the web.

slrgear.com »

In the leadup to Photokina 2012, Olympus announced the 60mm ƒ/2.8 macro lens for micro four-thirds. Small and light, the lens produces an effective focal length of 120mm when mounted on mFT camera bodies, with a 1:1 working distance of around 8 inches.
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photozone.de »

As of the time of this review, there're 2 native macro lenses in the Micro-Thirds-Thirds system. A while ago, the Panasonic / Leica DG Macro-Elamrit 45mm f/2.8 ASPH OIS delivered very impressive results in our review here in the zone. However, since late 2012 it faces competition from the Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 ED macro. Obviously Olympus preferred to make this one a little longer in order to allow a bigger working distance - a key aspect for those photographers interested in critters. That said the front lens-to-object distance is still just 8ish cm (vs 6ish cm for the Leica) at max. magnification (1:1). The price to be paid for the longer focal length is a 50% longer physical length albeit Olympus managed to keep the weight a little lower. Typical for Olympus lenses it has also no image stabilizer but then it's then also cheaper than the Leica (of course).
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ephotozine.com »

This telephoto macro lens for Micro Four Thirds system cameras from Olympus provides an angle of view equivalent to a 120mm lens used on a 35mm camera, has a silent MSC focusing motor and produces life size magnification at its closest focus distance.
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