February 17, 2016 by Paul
Great macro lens
As a macro enthusiast I highly recommend this lens. Paired with my EM5 II I have a remarkably light, small and effective macro tool. I used to use a DSLR with 100mm full frame macro lens, and I can get better and more reliably focused images with my Olympus setup. If you've ever used one of those typical DSLR macro lenses, you will be amazed how small and light this lens is.
February 17, 2016 by spencerberus
Excellent macro
I like taking close-up photos, not necessarily true macro (1:1) that often, but close enough that a macro lens is about all that is going to work within that distance. I've had the PanaLeica macro since it came out and while I've enjoyed using it, I prefer this one significantly enough that I've shelved the other. The Olympus has a slightly longer working distance, being a longer focal length, that, while not huge, can definitely come in handy. The real bonus is the focal limiter, I found the PanaLeica doing a lot of hunting on autofocus, where I can get the Olympus in a much more narrow range. True, with macro you're most likely to manual focus anyway, but I like to start with the autofocus to get it as close as possible before I tweak it manually, saving some time and effort. This is really sharp lens, and being weatherproof it is well suited for non-macro as well. Considering the image quality, and weatherproofing, not to mention the macro capabilities, I think this is one of the best values in the entire m43 lens line-up.
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February 17, 2016 by Richard
lightweight and functional
I don't think this lens will win any awards for it's aesthetics, but it should for it's functionality. The ability to select a focal range specific to Macro, makes it very fast to focus.(important when you are out in the field, and your subject might fly away). I have tried extension tubes on many other lenses, and, with the exception of the Olympus 75mm, they just did not compare with the quality of images I get from this lens, This is my dedicated Macro lens, and if you like to take macros shots, this is the one to get for the M4/3 system.
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November 30, 2015 by Rob
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.
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November 26, 2015 by Alana
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.
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