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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Customer Reviews of the M.Zuiko ED 60mm f2.8 Macro
November 30, 2015
A fantastic lens for hiking and outdoor use
I don't consider myself a macro photographer. But I got a good deal on this lens, and I had heard universally positive reviews, so I dived in.
What surprised me is it's versatility. I thought that 60mm would be too long for a hike-around lens, the sort that you carry on a hike when you can only take one. I had always assumed my zooms would be a better choice.
But I was wrong; this lens is just right for some occasional wildlife shots (and is so shart and quick focusing that you can get a bit more reach with cropping). It's also a great landscape lens: sure, you don't get up close stuff, but it's just the right length for framing shots of mountains and other features that are a bit further away, and for panorama stitching.
And yes, there's that macro. A lot of wiildlife is kinda small, duh. With the variable range settings you can capture stuff quickly...like bugs before they get mad and come after you.
All in all, this is the lens that stays on my camera unless I have a good reason to take it off.
November 25, 2015
An astounding macro lens
This lens is astounding. Especially when you consider the price. A lens of this caliber for another camera typically costs much more. I've found that it's even suitable for portraits. I photograph my art with this lens and get compliments on the quality of the photos. If you need a versatile and inexpensive macro, this is the way to go! You won't be disappointed.
November 20, 2015
Sharp and versatile
I used this lens for some product shots of jewellery and didn't have to change lenses at all. I was able to get close up detail of the products with the macro feature and then step back for a portrait style photo of the model wearing the pieces. My macro shots were sharp even without the use of a tripod. It saved time during the shoot and delivered in quality and ease of use. I love this lens and it is always in my camera bag.
July 25, 2015
Not a bad lens.
Since I own many older 4/3 lenses, I never can help but make comparisons. This is a good lens that adequately fulfills it's purpose as a macro, but when I compare it to the older 50mm f2, I do find myself liking the older lens better.
The 60mm is quieter than the 50 and has a slightly closer focusing distance. Other than that, in my experience, the older 50mm f2 shows crisper details, locks the focus better, and is generally easier to use.
I'm not saying the 60 is a bad lens, I'm just saying that you may prefer the older model better.
June 26, 2015
Tack Sharp and quick focus!
I recently purchased this lens to use on my E-M10. My first outing with this lens was to capture images of pollenating insects like butterflies and bees at a local wildlife reserve. Most of the shots had to be hand held. This was a breeze with the M.Zuiko ED 60mm f2.8 Macro because of it's compact size. The focus limiter switch is in a perfect location to be manipulated while shooting hand held as well. Due to the fast moving nature of my subject matter, i had to rely on auto focus to capture these images. I found it to be very accurate and fast. The images that this lens renders are amazing! Tack sharp and incredible color. A truly incredible lens and highly recommended.
June 02, 2015
This is my first dedicated macro lens, but I've used other zoom lenses with "macro" features on them and that got me hooked on close-up photography. The lens is very small, and very easy to use. The focus takes some getting used to, but it is easy once you get familiar with it. This lens opens up a whole new world of photography for me. I find myself looking for opportunities to use it! Highly recommended!
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.
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