M. Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f2.8 Macro
This high quality macro lens is ideal for shooting under a wide range of conditions, including other applications such as landscape and portrait shooting. Featuring a closest focusing distance of 7.4 inches, excellent close-up capability with 1X* magnification, and dust-/splash-proof construction. This lens incorporates 13 lens elements in 10 groups with extensive use of special glass materials such as ED (Extra-low Dispersion), HR (High Refractive index) and E-HR (Extra-High Refractive index) elements to completely eliminate the chromatic aberrations that can be noticeable with telephoto macro lenses.
The new FR-2 Adapter Ring provides easy attachment of Olympus’s RF-11 ring flash or STF-22 twin flash allowing for professional and easy TTL Macro Flash Illumination at Macro working distances.
The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm f2.8 Macro incorporates Olympus's exclusive MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) mechanism, which is based on a floating-type inner focusing system with three drive systems resulting in no change in the overall lens length during autofocusing. Other features such as focus limit switching and a shooting distance/magnification indicator window enhance macro shooting control and precision. Item number: V312010BU000.
Focal Length 60mm (35mm equivalent focal length 120mm) Lens construction 13 elements in 10 Groups - ED lens, 2 HR lenses, E-HR lens Dust & Splash Proof Yes Angle of View 20 Degree AF System High-speed Imager AF (MSC) Closest Focusing Distance 0.19m Maximum Image Magnification 1.0x (35mm equivalent Maximum Image Magnification 2.0x) Minimum Field Size 13 x 17mm Number of Blades 7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm) Maximum Aperture F2.8 Minimum Aperture F22 Filter Size Diameter 46mm Dimension Diameter 56 x 82mm Weight 185g Box Contents Lens Cap (LC-46), Lens Rear Cap (LR-2), Instruction Manual, Olympus Worldwide Warranty Card
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May 17, 2015
if you like macro, its a must have
What a great little macro lens. The fine detail, clarity and color this lens can pickup is spectacular. Took me e moment to get used to the focus but only a moment. Pairs up nicely with the MAL-1 macro arm light. Works double duty as a decent portrait lens as well. it's small and light, yet feels well built. I actually found myself headed out with one lens on the camera and the macro in my back pocket so I didn't need a bag.
April 21, 2015
Way smaller form factor than expected
I was astonished at how small and compact this lens is! The diameter of the barrel is along the lines of the size of a U.S. Half Dollar (if you can remember those). Way smaller than I expected. This isn't a negative, but just something I wasn't expecting. Especially since it was a F2.8 lens and a 1:1 macro.
You pretty much have to use the focus limiter when going between macro mode and regular shooting. The time to focus is too long if you don't.
Great lens, and the dual purpose of macro and medium telephoto is quite handy! I have this and the 75mm F1.8 and like them both, but the macro does have some additional benefit with the close focus ability.
Getting one refurbished was a no brainer. Looked brand new and operated perfect. Either way, it is a great lens to add for the shear AF Macro that works pretty much spot on even in low light with out the AF illuminator.
April 07, 2015
Fast and tough with a useful length.
Focus limit switch is a little fiddly but you get used to it.
April 04, 2015
As sharp a macro as I've seen
Small, light fast and shaaaarp! As good as the revered Nikon 105 and 200 and much smaller/lighter. Take incredible close-ups with it and take up little room/weight in your bag.
April 03, 2015
Must have lens
This lens is great for getting those artistic-fuzzy background shots, or the close-up of a ladybug. I use it a lot and I'm pretty lazy about changing my lenses. I prefer to have an all around lens on my camera so I'm ready for anything, but I put this lens on so often, I've never regretted buying it.
March 25, 2015
I started using the 12-50mm with extension tubes for Macro photography about 6 months ago. Results were good but my minimal focal distance was very short. I recently switched to the 60mm f2.8 Macro. The lenses supplies excellent working distance from subject as expected. What I wasn't counting on was the significant increase in image IQ. This lens pull out extremely fine detail and color rendering was more pleasing to my eye.
March 17, 2015
Wonderful macro lens.
I was shooting at the Chicago Botanic Gardens Orchid show and the shots were sharp with good color. There were several people with Nikon and Canon cameras with huge lens. Good job I don't suffer from lens envy as my OM-D E-M1 with the macro looked like a toy in comparison. Having used both systems this lens was just as good if not better. Great lens but why so chintzy Olympus with not providing hoods?
January 07, 2015
A Must for Close-up Work
I use this lens all the time for product photos and portraits alike. It is extremely sharp, if you can nail the focus and keep the camera shake under control (harder that it seems!).
I highly recommend that you get a good lighting setup, or at the very least, the Macro Arm Light (MAL-1) so you can keep the shutter speed up with a low ISO with a smaller aperture. f2.8 is hillariously narrow for really close macro work.
December 23, 2014
Excellent Macro/portrait Lens
I've got to echo much of Kevin's comments. Very good macro, lens is solid and does take a little getting use to. No lens hood and impossible to find if you don't by directly from Olympus at a $55.00 price. Why do I feel like I'm getting fleeced?
June 24, 2014
Lovely Macro Lens
This lens is the reason I bought my E-PL6. This is a lovely macro lens, and really shows the strengths of the micro 4/3 format. It's relatively cheap, small, and is a very capable macro. Looking forward to the new Olympus lenses when they come out.
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