Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Lens

Macro/portrait lens for Olympus PEN and Micro Four Thirds Cameras

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A flower petal, suffused with the morning light streaming past the forest canopy. An adventurous beetle, navigating the rivulets on the rainforest floor after the daily deluge. Two wedding rings, stacked in front of the bride's dress. And a exquisite, soulful portrait of the bride in the room's subdued natural light. These are the kinds of images you'll be able to get with this lens on the front of your Olympus PEN or Micro Four Thirds camera.

This lens is capable of great macro shots at focusing distances as close as 7-1/2 inches, and with its wide f/2.8 circular, seven-bladed aperture, your out-of-focus backgrounds will melt like butter. But that's not all. With its equivalent focal length of 120mm, it makes an excellent medium telephoto lens or portrait lens.

It's dust- and splash-proof as well, so don't worry about taking it out and about where the good shots live.

Product Highlights:

  • M. Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 macro lens with 35mm equivalent of 120mm
  • compatible with Olympus PEN and Micro Four Thirds cameras
  • dust-/splash-proof construction
  • quiet MSC (movie and still compatible) autofocus mechanism causes no change to overall lens length during autofocus
  • ED (extra-low dispersion), HR (high refractive index), and E-HR (extra-high refractive index) elements eliminate color fringing
  • ideal for close-up, nature, portrait, and available light shooting
  • life-size (1:1) magnification
  • focus range: 7-1/2" to infinity
  • constructed of 13 elements in 10 groups
  • filter size: 46mm
  • lens is 2-1/4" in diameter, 3-7/16" long
  • weight: 6.53 oz.
  • front and rear lens caps supplied
  • warranty: 1 year
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  • Black M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro lens
  • LC-58E front lens cap
  • LR-2 rear lens cap
  • Instructions
  • Warranty card

Features and Specs

General
Brand Compatibility Olympus
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 60mm
Maximum Aperture F2.8
Weight 6.53 ounces
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Features

Micro Four Thirds Mount: The M. Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro lens has a Micro Four Thirds mount. It is compatible with the Olympus PEN and OM-D interchangeable lens cameras.

MSC: This high-quality lens has a built-in MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) AF drive for fast, quiet focusing, even while shooting movies.

Focus Limit Switch: The lens has a rotary focus limit switch that lets you set the shooting range. The settings include:

Switch Position Minimum Focus Distance Reproduction Ratio Scale Effective f-Number
0.4m - ∞ 1.11' (13.32") 1:4 f3.8
0.19m - ∞ 0.76' (9.12") 1:2 f4.5
0.19m - 0.4m 0.66' (7.92") 1:1.3 f5.2
1:1 0.62' (7.44") 1:1 f5.6

Lens Specifications: The lens has the following specifications:

  • Focal Length: 60mm
  • 35mm Equivalent: 120mm
  • Maximum Aperture: F2.8
  • Minimum Aperture: F22
  • Angle of View: 20°
  • Lens Construction: 13 elements in 10 groups, including ED lens, 2 HR lenses, and E-HR lens
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 7.44"
  • Diaphragm: 7 blade circular aperture diaphragm
  • Filter Diameter: 46mm
  • Dimensions: Diameter=2.191", Length=3.415" (3.694" w/caps)
  • Weight: 6.53 ounces

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Macro World without heavy lenses

Written By kulaneal, Maui, Hi on Sunday, June 08, 2014

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Macro lenses are an entre to the microscopic world around us, even in the garden, and to the tiny world of small creatures. This lens offers that entre and does so without the bulk and weight of typical SLR macro lenses. Its 60mm focal length means a 120 mm equivalent compared to a 35mm full frame camera and the f/2.8 maximum aperture means lots of light for shady areas. It is very sharp and its small size makes it easy to maneuver in tight close ups. It lacks lens stabilization, a con for Panasonic cameras but not for Olympus due to their internal stabilization. I owned the Leica macro lens previously that is stabilized but it was not quite as sharp and you really need a tripod mount for macro work so the stabilization is not necessary. Having this lens in your kit is a constant opportunity to capture the unseen microscopic detail of this world.

Pros: very sharp, good working distance for 1:1, light weight, good for portraits

Cons: no lens stabilization (use a small tripod)

Solid Sharp lens

Written By Wisertime, Philadelphia, PA on Friday, September 06, 2013

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Very sharp lens for M43rds. Works excellent as a portrait, short tele or Macro lens. I think it rivals the 75mm F1.8 in sharpness, but I don't own to to be certain. Sad that the lens hood is not included. It's kinda long w/ lens hood attached on the OMD, but it's a solidly build and nice looking lens.

Pros: Sharp, solidly built, looks nice, IQ rivals the 50mm F2.0 macro

Cons: No hood included, a tad long, but still a small lens

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