October 31, 2013
Macro focusing is always tricky. Shallow depth of field means the focus/compose/shoot cycle often leaves the critical area out of focus.
With the OM D and the touch focus feature on the LCD this is a thing of the past. Simply compose and then touch the part you want in focus.
I added a 600R flash and a mini softbox. I use the flash in RC mode. Dial the ambient exposure down 2 stops and the flash up 2 stops (from the LCD) and take amazing mushroom photos that the Strobist would be proud of!
August 22, 2013
I have been shooting with this lens for a few months now and I wanted to update my earlier review. This is a great lens. Yes it does an excellent job as a macro but, what I think gets over looked is this lens as a medium telephoto. In many ways I prefer it over the 75mm. I find I am reaching for this lens more and more. It has great color rendition especially in low light.
I will be selling the 75mm once the 150mm comes out because I find this lens meets most of my needs in this focal length.
June 23, 2013
I purchased the E-PL1 with kit 14-42mm lens when the pen first came out. I have been very satisfied with the lens as a go anywhere shoot anything lens. Finally broke down and purchased the 60mm macro. This was the second best purchase I have made for shooting UW. The first would be buying the PEN. The difference is I now shoot full frame for the camera more often. Detail is greater on everything from Blenny's to Seahorses. If you have the opportunity to test grab a quarter set it on a table and see how close you can get. It will fill the frame and show the scratches. Pro's can talk tech all they want but in the end this lens is a good macro for the price (wait for the sales and its even better)!!!.
April 21, 2013
When I first bought this lens I was really not happy with it. It took me some time to get used to it and the interface with the EM-5. Now I am quite pleased with the results I am getting and should have some shots in the Gallery with the lens that you can check out.
The AF/MF option allows me to get nice sharp results which I usually fuzz up a bit with my texturing but, that isn't the lens fault.
January 21, 2013
I use the macro lense to shoot while we're teaching at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. I love the fact that I can switch from taking a portrait to the detail of a joint or tool without changing lenses. Crisp, quick focus. Excellent!
October 29, 2012
Still on preorder, but I got my lens in September (09.19)
As good as the FT 50mm Macro, but it is much faster on the E-M5. It is lightweight and sealed. So you can take pictures under all weather condition together with the sealed E-M5.
Excellent pics quality. Thumb up!!!!!
Perfect buy for my OMD E-M5
October 20, 2012
Users of micro 4/3 cameras have been waiting for a macro lens to rival the Oly 50mm f/2 lens for the 4/3 system. With *this* lens, their wait is finally over -- it's light, compact, and produces beautiful macro images. It's an excellent portrait and telephoto lens, too -- so it's very versatile.
October 20, 2012
Image quality is fantastic, probably as good as can ever be wished for in a lens this small. Weather sealed & good price make it an even better deal.
The focus limit dial on the side seems a bit odd to me, hope it doesn't break or jam up.
No lens hood included? LH-49 isn't even for sale yet? That's why I didn't give five stars.