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140 pages

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2006-06

THIS IS THE SECOND MACRO LENS for Olympus's Four Thirds digital system, and while it lacks the 1 :1 magnifying power of ... Given the 2X 35mm lens factor on all Olympus DSLRs, the 50mm macro has a 100mm equivalent CARRY LIK ACCESS LIKE ...


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Photography - 1989

On the other hand, Olympus macro lenses don't abandon conventions— they establish new ones. The 90mm f2.0 lens is simply the sharpest, fastest 90mm macro lens in the world. Period. And it's only the latest of eight high-speed macro ...



200 pages

Popular Photography

1983-06

A list of all products and manufacturers '/distributors' addresses is on page 98 Olympus Macro Flash System 2.3 iii Hi 82. 0 12 $8 25 it LCD display of Vivitar's 5600 System heme ...


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Amazon.com : Olympus MSC ED M. 60mm f/2.8 Lens : Camera ...
This is a fantastic micro 4/3 successor to Olympus' impressive but now dated 50mm f/2.0 macro lens for 4/3 cameras. Small, light, and fast to focus, it handles well ...

Olympus Macro Arm Light (MAL-1) 260547 B&H Photo Video
Buy Olympus Macro Arm Light (MAL-1) features For Use With PEN Micro 4/3 Cameras, Lighting for Close-Up Macro Photos. Review Olympus Macro & Ringlights, Camera Flashes

Review: The Olympus ZD 60mm f2.8 Macro and FL-600R ...
Although ‘development announced’ (i.e. officially leaked) several months ago together with the 75/1.8, Olympus’ newest macro lens – the M.Zuiko Digital 60mm ...

Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter 261550 B&H Photo Video
The Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter was especially designed for use with the Olympus PEN Micro Four Thirds cameras. When used in combination with select M.Zuiko ...

The Olympus ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review for Micro 4/3 ...
The Olympus ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review for Micro 4/3 from a guy who never shoots macro! By Steve Huff Hello to all! It has been a crazy busy last


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  • Olympus

    Olympus MSC ED M. 60mm f/2.8 Lens

    Photography (Olympus)

    Rating (83 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    Olympus

    Excellent

    I hate to merely parrot what others have already said here, but it's really all I can do.In my experience the lens is sharp right from 2.8, with stopping down grabbing you a bit more. But the reality is it's sharp right from jump.I've not noticed any particularly glaring defects or aberrations of any kind. The bokeh is good. The build quality is good, though it is a plastic lens (and I'm so glad, as metal would have been $300 more), and the weather sealing merely adds to an already fantastic presentation.I will echo one reviewer here by saying that the af is not the best. It's not terrible by any means, but I've definitely experienced hunting in situations I wouldn't expect it. The focus limiter absolutely helps with this and is an invaluable inclusion, but it doesn't fix it. Often we're manual focusing with macro anyway, so it's not a big problem. I love the 1:1 option on the dial, but I wish you could simply click it and have it stay there... 5/5 Z. Wagner (Albuquerque, NM USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Olympus MSC ED M. 60mm f/2.8 Lens (Electronics) I hate to merely parrot what others have already said here, but it's really all I can do.In my experience the lens is sharp right from 2.8, with stopping down grabbing you a bit more. But the reality is it's sharp right from jump.I've not noticed any particularly glaring defects or aberrations of any kind. The bokeh is good. The build quality is good, though it is a plastic lens (and I'm so glad, as metal would have been $300 more), and the weather sealing merely adds to an already fantastic presentation.I will echo one reviewer here by saying that the af is not the best. It's not terrible by any means, but I've definitely experienced hunting in situations I wouldn't expect it. The focus limiter absolutely helps with this and is an invaluable inclusion, but it doesn't fix it. Often we're manual focusing with macro anyway, so it's not a big problem. I love the 1:1 option on the dial, but I wish you could simply click it and have it stay there... Read more, November 5, 2012

    A great little (and I do mean *little*) macro lens

    0 5/5 E. Seale (Littleton, CO USA) - See all my reviews, October 8, 2012

    Several advantages over the Panasonic 45mm macro (Leica)

    Let me concur with E. Seale's beautifully stated review and add a few notes. I have a resolution test montage consisting of several sets of lines per mm charts (edges and center) as well as textural fabrics and other objects. After stepping through f2.8 to f11 and allowing for some bit of tester error (me) the proper conclusion is that it is a tie between the Olympus 60mm macro and the Panasonic 45mm macro (Leica). If I were to totally trust my set up the nod would go to the Olympus 60mm. (BTW centers of both compared well with the Olympus 75mm f1.8, extreme edges of the 75mm are definitely sharper.)Another consideration is the lack of image stabilization on the Olympus macro lens. After shooting the same test subject with shutter speeds from 1/25th down to 1/5th of a second (bad), there appears to be some advantage for the 45mm around the 25th of a second. Not a very well controlled test, sorry, and very difficult to actually measure.A quick trip to the... 5/5 Tom N "TomN" (Bay Area, CA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Olympus MSC ED M. 60mm f/2.8 Lens (Electronics) Let me concur with E. Seale's beautifully stated review and add a few notes. I have a resolution test montage consisting of several sets of lines per mm charts (edges and center) as well as textural fabrics and other objects. After stepping through f2.8 to f11 and allowing for some bit of tester error (me) the proper conclusion is that it is a tie between the Olympus 60mm macro and the Panasonic 45mm macro (Leica). If I were to totally trust my set up the nod would go to the Olympus 60mm. (BTW centers of both compared well with the Olympus 75mm f1.8, extreme edges of the 75mm are definitely sharper.)Another consideration is the lack of image stabilization on the Olympus macro lens. After shooting the same test subject with shutter speeds from 1/25th down to 1/5th of a second (bad), there appears to be some advantage for the 45mm around the 25th of a second. Not a very well controlled test, sorry, and very difficult to actually measure.A quick trip to the... Read more, November 1, 2012
    List Price: $499.00
    7.4 inch minimum working distance
    Focus limit switch speeds up auto focus
    Weatherproof Macro lens withstands harsh conditions
    13 separate lens elements in 10 groups assures faithful reproduction of finest details
    1x 35mm equivalent maximum magnification
    Built-in working distance window for subject distance confirmation


  • Olympus

    Olympus V321200BW000 Macro Converter MCON-P02 (Black)

    Photography (Olympus)
    List Price: $69.99
    Price: $48.95
    You Save: $21.04 (30%)

    Decreases minimum focus distance
    Works with 14-42mm EZ, 14-42mm IIR, 45mm f1.8, 25mm f1.8, 17mm f1.8, and 12mm f2.0
    Comes with step-up adapter ring, front and rear lens caps


  • Olympus

    Olympus MSC ED M. 60mm f/2.8 Lens

    Photography (Olympus)

    Rating (1 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Olympus

    Perfect macro for U/W pics with Olympus factory housings

    0 5/5 John Tillie - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Olympus MSC ED M. 60mm f/2.8 Lens (Accessory) Great macro lens for the Olympus PEN camera. Currently on an EPL-2. It fits in the PT-EP03 underwater case with the stock port. Focus speed is adequate with the full range setting; faster if you know you're only taking close ups and use the lower range (my experience is that when you do that, you'll see a bucket list fish just out of range) 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 2, 2015
    List Price: $599.00


  • Olympus

    Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 (Silver) Lens for Olympus and Panasonic Micro 4/3 Cameras

    Photography (Olympus)

    Rating (204 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
    Olympus

    The brilliant, long awaited portrait prime for µ4/3

    Here it is, folks: your heretofore missing µ4/3 portrait lens. And what a marvelous little gem it is.Why would you want this lens? Well, it's 45mm, and it's f/1.8, a combination which allows you to generate some serious subject isolation with its relatively shallow depth of field. This is the "DSLR blurry background look" that many people crave, and it's very difficult to pull off with most existing µ4/3 lenses (due to their generally slow speed combined with µ4/3's smaller-than-DSLR sensor).Of course, f/1.8 isn't just there to isolate your subjects; this represents a dramatic improvement in low light performance when compared to any other native lens in this focal length. Your kit lens, for example, probably hits f/5.6 by here; this little guy lets in *nearly ten times as much light*. So you can use much faster shutter speeds and lower ISO, making low light shooting much more viable (since µ4/3 high ISO performance is lacking, fast lenses like this are crucial... 5/5 Jeremy - See all my reviews This review is from: Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 (Silver) Lens for Olympus and Panasonic Micro 4/3 Cameras (Electronics) Here it is, folks: your heretofore missing µ4/3 portrait lens. And what a marvelous little gem it is.Why would you want this lens? Well, it's 45mm, and it's f/1.8, a combination which allows you to generate some serious subject isolation with its relatively shallow depth of field. This is the "DSLR blurry background look" that many people crave, and it's very difficult to pull off with most existing µ4/3 lenses (due to their generally slow speed combined with µ4/3's smaller-than-DSLR sensor).Of course, f/1.8 isn't just there to isolate your subjects; this represents a dramatic improvement in low light performance when compared to any other native lens in this focal length. Your kit lens, for example, probably hits f/5.6 by here; this little guy lets in *nearly ten times as much light*. So you can use much faster shutter speeds and lower ISO, making low light shooting much more viable (since µ4/3 high ISO performance is lacking, fast lenses like this are crucial... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 18, 2011

    One of the 'must-have' lenses for micro 4/3

    I'm using this lens with a Panasonic GF1. Even after having my micro 4/3 for 2 years, I continue to be impressed at how small these lenses are, especially when compared with the huge NEX system lenses from Sony. The Olympus 45mm 1.8 continues that trend with a diminutive size and weight. The plastic body certainly helps with bring the weight down, in contrast to the 12mm all-metal wide-angle also from Olympus. When I set the camera down, the lens doesn't tip the camera over which helps for setting it on a table for time-release shots.There are sample videos on the internet showing the focus speed on cameras like the GF3 and E-P3. My GF1 seemed to focus a bit slower with this 45mm lens than those cameras, but it was still spot on and almost silent. It was certainly faster and quieter than the 20mm pancake. The minimal focus distance says 0.5m. For practical purposes that means that you can't focus down on someone sitting right next to you but you can if they are one seat... 5/5 Rishi Agrawal - See all my reviews, October 17, 2011

    Light, fast and sharp - just what a prime should be

    This 45mm micro four-thirds lens is equivalent to 90mm on a full-frame camera (because of the M43 crop factor) -- a fairly specialised medium-telephoto focal length which is usually associated with portraits and macro, neither of which have interested me much in the past. Nevertheless, my interest was piqued by some early reviews which hinted that there was something special about the lens, and I was ultimately swayed into purchasing it after seeing some excellent street shots on Robin Wong's website.At US$350 I initially thought it to be a reasonably expensive piece of glass given that it is the size and weight of a third of a can of coke, and I was also concerned that I would find the focal length too long. However, I have since grown increasingly happy with my purchase.The lens is light-weight (116g) and is made of plastic (apart from the metal mount), but it does feel solid. Most importantly, the glass is good. It comes with better quality lens-caps than... 4/5 newzild "newzild" (Malaysia) - See all my reviews This review is from: Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 (Silver) Lens for Olympus and Panasonic Micro 4/3 Cameras (Electronics) This 45mm micro four-thirds lens is equivalent to 90mm on a full-frame camera (because of the M43 crop factor) -- a fairly specialised medium-telephoto focal length which is usually associated with portraits and macro, neither of which have interested me much in the past. Nevertheless, my interest was piqued by some early reviews which hinted that there was something special about the lens, and I was ultimately swayed into purchasing it after seeing some excellent street shots on Robin Wong's website.At US$350 I initially thought it to be a reasonably expensive piece of glass given that it is the size and weight of a third of a can of coke, and I was also concerned that I would find the focal length too long. However, I have since grown increasingly happy with my purchase.The lens is light-weight (116g) and is made of plastic (apart from the metal mount), but it does feel solid. Most importantly, the glass is good. It comes with better quality lens-caps than... Read more, October 22, 2011
    List Price: $399.00
    Micro Four Thirds Lens, Pen Lens
    Product comes with blue protective film. Remove film before use
    Ability to produce background blurring effects that are not possible with the 14-42mm kit zoom lens
    Single-focal-length portrait lens has a beautiful shallow depth of field
    Great for tracking a moving child or pet
    Quick and silent focus mechanism for movies and still photography


  • Olympus

    Olympus 35mm f/3.5 1:1 Macro Zuiko Lens for E Series DSLR

    Photography (Olympus)
    List Price: $229.00

    Macro lens to capture fine details
    Compact life-size macro
    70mm equivalent in 35mm format
    Includes case, front lens cap & rear lens cap-SG


  • Olympus

    Olympus EX-25mm Macro Extension Tube for Olympus Digital SLR Cameras

    Photography (Olympus)
    List Price: $174.95


  • Neewer

    Neewer® 2 Piece 10mm & 16mm Macro Extension Tube Set with Auto-focus and Auto-Exposure (for Olympus)

    Photography (Neewer)

    Compatible with all for 4/3 DSLR cameras (Panasonic, Olympus, etc.)
    Extension tubes are designed to enable a lens to focus closer than its normal set minimum focusing distance. Getting closer has the effect of magnifying your subject (making it appear larger in the viewfinder and in your pictures).
    The extension tubes have no optics. They are mounted in between the camera body and lens to create more distance between the lens and film plane. By moving the lens father away from the film or CCD sensor in the camera, the lens is forced to focus much closer than normal. The greater the length of the extension tube, the closer the lens can focus.
    They are exceptionally useful for macro photography, enabling you to convert almost any lens into a macro lens at a fraction of the cost while maintaining its original optical quality.


  • Fotodiox Inc.

    Fotodiox Macro Extension Tube Set for Extreme Close-up for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

    Photography (Fotodiox Inc.)

    Rating (72 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Fotodiox Inc.

    Manual Extension Tubes

    These extension tubes are a very cheap way to obtain super-macro capabilities with a Panasonic Micro 4/3rds camera. If one reads the information from the actual Fotodiox site they will note that these extension tubes will not work in automatic mode. I think you can probably get such a set somewhere but at 10 times the price of these. It does mean that you have to switch the camera to the "no lens" mode, and run it in aperture priority or manual mode in order to take a picture. Obviously the 5 star rating considers the price. These are great tubes for the price but do not work in auto.I consider the Fotodiox tubes to be high quality. They lock snugly in place and have the feel of quality equipment.One problem I did have at first was that I did not know how to use the lens release mechanism. I called Fotodiox and they emailed me a video that showed how easy it was to use the release. It is hard to explain, but the button doesn't push in or pull out. You... 5/5 MJK - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fotodiox Macro Extension Tube Set for Extreme Close-up for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Camera) These extension tubes are a very cheap way to obtain super-macro capabilities with a Panasonic Micro 4/3rds camera. If one reads the information from the actual Fotodiox site they will note that these extension tubes will not work in automatic mode. I think you can probably get such a set somewhere but at 10 times the price of these. It does mean that you have to switch the camera to the "no lens" mode, and run it in aperture priority or manual mode in order to take a picture. Obviously the 5 star rating considers the price. These are great tubes for the price but do not work in auto.I consider the Fotodiox tubes to be high quality. They lock snugly in place and have the feel of quality equipment.One problem I did have at first was that I did not know how to use the lens release mechanism. I called Fotodiox and they emailed me a video that showed how easy it was to use the release. It is hard to explain, but the button doesn't push in or pull out. You... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 17, 2012

    Fotodiox Macro Extension Tube set.

    0 5/5 Alfred R. Marzian "tightwad" (south of Ohio) - See all my reviews, January 1, 2012

    OK, but...

    0 4/5 Luis Vergani (Buenos Aires, Argentina) - See all my reviews This review is from: Fotodiox Macro Extension Tube Set for Extreme Close-up for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Camera) The extension rings thread smoothly and firmly, are inexpensive, and perform the job as they are intended to.The kit is actually 5 pieces: lens adapter, camera adapter plus three optional rings 7, 14 and 28 mm long, which you can use either none, one or several rings.But, some inconveniencies:First, they isolate the electrical connection between lens and camera, autofocus and antishake are gone. No issue for me - I am using the extension rings to adapt a 50mm lens from my old Minolta on my new Panasonic G3, which wouldn't provide those functions anyway.Second, as the pieces screw in with each other, and don't stop at the same place, the lens will not appear right side up, but anywhere round the clock. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 31, 2012
    List Price: $29.95
    Price: $7.97
    You Save: $21.98 (73%)
    Fits Olympus PEN E-PL1, E-PL1s, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-P2, E-P3, E-M, OM-D, E-M5, Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1, G2, G3, G10, GX1, GH1, GH2, GF1, GF2, GF3, GF5, AG-AF100
    Kit includes camera mount coupling adapter, lens mount coupling adapter, extension tube 1, tube 2, tube 3
    Any combination for various Macro Effect
    24 month manufacture warranty


  • Opteka

    Opteka 10x Close-Up Macro Lens for Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10, PEN E-PL7, E-P5, E-PL5, E-PM2, E-P1, E-P2, E-PL1, E-PL1s, PL2 Micro Four Thirds Digital Cameras (Fits 37mm and 58mm Threaded Lenses)

    Photography (Opteka)

    Rating (182 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Opteka

    Excellent deal.

    For those who are wanting to play with Macro without paying $500 this is the way to go.I was hesitant, with only one review on this product when i bought it, but hey, [...] Why not huh? if it sucks i could always keep it in my camping gear for starting fires.I got it in, it comes with a cheap little pleather pouch and lenscaps for the font and back. Which is all it needs really.I have a Nikon D40 with a 18-55mm kit lens plus a 55-200vr telephoto lens.See the pics i have submitted for this product in the pics section, the pics speak for themselves on how well this works. It does not interfere with autofocus but you have to be real close. The 18-55 lens worked great with this, but i have achieved better than 1:1 magnification with the 55-200mm lens. At 150-200mm the focus depth is so razor thin that it is hard to make out much . dropping down to 135-105mm seems to work best.It installs just like a normal filter by screwing onto... 5/5 Chris R. Field "christoph281" (colorado) - See all my reviews, January 28, 2009

    Works well for what it is. Very limited use.

    0 3/5 eric melzer (montana) - See all my reviews, October 5, 2007

    Opetka 10x 58mm HD Pro Macro Lens for Canon Rebel

    0 5/5 Patricia E. Mackey "Pat" (Hamburg, NY USA) - See all my reviews, December 4, 2007
    List Price: $59.00
    Price: $24.95
    You Save: $34.05 (58%)
    Allows anyone to experience the fun and ease of macro photography
    Get closer than the minimum focus of your standard camera lens, as close as 4 inches from the subject
    HD, super multicoated optics for the sharper images
    Works with any of these Olympus Micro 4/3 mount lenses: 17mm, 45mm, 75mm, 14-42mm, 14-140, 40-150mm, 75-300mm and any other lenses with 37mm and 58mm filter threads
    Compact, lightweight all metal body design


  • Olympus

    Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter (Silver)

    Photography (Olympus)
    List Price: $59.00
    Price: $53.00
    You Save: $6.00 (10%)

    Fits your M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II, M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6
    1 lens/1 group
    Easy mounting to your lens


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