January 20, 2016 by Jeffrey
Excellent Close-Up as Well as All-Purpose Lens
I bought the Zuiko ED 50mm f2.0 Macro 1:2 for my E-600 DSLR, and will likely buy the MFT adapter to be able to use it on my newly purchased OM-D E-M10 Mark II as well. This lens is as close to perfect a lens as I could ever imagine. It provides clear, sharp corner to corner images, has outstanding bokeh, and colors and contrast are superb. This has become my walk around lens, due to its image quality, ability to focus closely, and an added benefit it has of being very light to carry. I have recently won a few photo contests with the aid of this fine lens, with flower close-ups being my subject. I highly recommend this lens and am looking forward to many continued years of use and joy from it.
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May 27, 2015 by Jouko
Great Portrait Lens
I intend to keep using this lens on micro four-thirds bodies long after I get rid of all my other four thirds gear. There is something about the crispness of the images and the creaminess of the bokeh that is instantly recognizable. I have used it for some outdoor macro work (mostly bug and flower shots) with very satisfying results. Where this lens really stands out for me though is portraits. It has the perfect focal length, sharpness and wide aperture to really make your subject pop. Autofocus on my E-m1 is fast and accurate in most situations, though I prefer to focus manually for macro shots.
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September 5, 2014 by Sa Ang
Great lens to have for wedding.
With the aperture wide open, it is excellent for wedding photography.
December 12, 2013 by Jerry
VERY GOOD LENS
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.
November 27, 2013 by Jerry
EXCELLENT MACRO LENS, GREAT BOKEH
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. I shoot a lot of images with Manual Focus, and this lens is certainly the easiest lens I have for focusing manually. But on the AF-S/MF setting, focus is quick and usually precise. When focusing very close, on a macro subject, distances change quickly, which causes the 50mm to miss locking in at a focus. I also set my system to Spot metering, which helps reduce this problem; stay away from ESP and Center Weighted metering when shooting macro, since you will never know what the computer will select as a focus point… which probably gives others problems when shooting macro. (or use MF) The price is reasonable, and the quality is there. Open your vision to include macro and portraiture, and get this lens. You will love it.
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