Further readings for the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm F2.8 Macro
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Packed with a raft of high-end features, including 5-axis image stabilization, a new hybrid autofocus system, and a 50Mp high-res shot mode, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II (E-M1 II) builds on what was already a popular and revered first model. The newly-developed 20.4Mp sensor is also the first Micro-Four-Thirds (MFT) sensor chip to crash through the 80-point barrier in our industry-standard lab tests, making E-M1 II the highest-ranked MTF sensor in our database. (Read the full review of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II here.)
As the equivalent to a 60mm on a full-frame camera, and with a 1:1 magnification focusing down to just 4.1 inches (15mm), the new 30mm macro looks perfect for normal shooting as well as for close-ups. Read on to find out how well this model performs.
The Micro-Four-Thirds 16-Mpix Panasonic DMC-GM5 is a rangefinder-style mirrorless model with an attractive feature set, including a high-resolution EVF and some advanced video functionality — as well as, of course, access to a large range of native-mount lenses from Panasonic and Olympus, in addition to a growing number from third parties. Our lab tests show that the camera sensor performs very well, but that’s only a part of the imaging chain. How well does this camera perform when coupled with some of the best performing lenses in the range? Read on to find out.
Introduced at Photokina in September 2012 alongside three other Micro Four Thirds lenses, the Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f2.8 Macro lens helps Olympus make good on its promise to deliver a full range of dedicated lenses and accessories for its PEN and O-MD lines of compact mirror-less interchangeable lens cameras.
Greetings! First let me say that I always read your reviews prior to getting new equipment. Thank you for these excellent reviews! As for this lens, I am contemplating the purchase of the Olympus OM-D EM-5 as my "travel" kit, and am most interested in image sharpness and detail in prints up to about 16x20. So far I've read that the Oly 75mm is among the sharpest optics for m4/3. I wonder how this Oly macro stands up in terms of sharpness. As a "Macro" lens, one would think that sharpness and resolution is a primary characteristic.