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Olympus Zuiko Digital 50 mm f/2.0 Macro ED

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Manufacturer Olympus
Model Zuiko Digital 50 mm f/2.0 Macro ED
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 50 mm
Maximum aperture f/2
Angle of view 24 o
Closest focusing distance 0.24 m
Maximum magnification 1:1
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 8
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 11 elements / 10 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Four Thirds
Dimensions 71 x 61.5 mm
Weight 300 g
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Average rating (12 owners reviews)
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4.81 Good
Owners reviews (12)
  1. Michael Shea
    Michael Shea 3 April 2017, 11:16
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    IP 5.69.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: £300
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: None that matter a great deal. Focus accuracy averages below 100%, which means you normally need to stop down the aperture, but with a macro lens that\'s normally what you would do anyway.

    Pros: Outstanding sharpness and colour rendition at all apertures. No aberrations of any kind.

    Summary: This superb lens ought to have secured the long-term future of the Four Thirds system virtually on its own, but it was a relatively expensive option and in truth it was far better than any of the camera bodies it was attached to. To be honest, that probably still remains the case.

  2. Doru
    Doru 8 December 2015, 18:02
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    IP 188.26.x.x
    Owner since: 8 years
    Price: 400
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: very slow autofocus even on nativ 4/3 mount

    Pros: sharp, sharp, sharp

    Summary: sharp, sharp, sharp

  3. Antˇnio Santos
    Antˇnio Santos 30 October 2015, 22:13
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    IP 188.80.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Focus a bit slow (a lot of macro lens have slow focus due to the long range)

    Pros: Outstanding image quality, even at f2. Not heavy. Weatherproof.

    Summary: I have a lot of images at www.manuelchagas/photos/manuelchagas Give a look. Better than words.

  4. Manuel Chagas
    Manuel Chagas 14 January 2012, 19:45
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    IP 2.82.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: incredible
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Terrific sharp sharp sharp images; good autofocus speed ( all macro lens are a litlle bit slow, because of the long movement); 300g only; wonderful colours; weatherproof ...

    Pros: None so far

    Summary: Give a look at www.flickr.com/photos/manuelchagas

  5. moth
    moth 29 October 2011, 15:38
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    IP 95.178.x.x
    Owner since: 6 years
    Price: 1100 USD
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: IT WILL SPOIL YOU! :-) This is the only real problem with this lens. It provides such levels of quality, that it makes you search it from other lens, which you can't get. It is a bit sad, actually. Other thing is that is has no focus limiter lever, and is a bit noisy. External focus (internal focus, SWD, and focus limiter would be a god-given feature for this marvel).

    Pros: Optically perfect and extremely light for 100mm equivalent. Weather resistant. Shade included.

    Summary: Fantastic lens. You can (and should) use it wide open as much as you want/like. I don't precisely know what T-stop this lens is, but my F1.4 Zeiss is only 0.7 stops faster than ZD50; it is extremely bright. I don't know what this lens aren't good for, except when it is dark, so it starts hunting. This lens is must-have, as there is no comparable lens on the market today, from any producer. You can get a canon 105 macro of comparable sharpness, but its size doesn't come close to ZD50.

  6. Zulu
    Zulu 15 June 2011, 17:39
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    IP 132.68.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: $500
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Slow focus and no focus limiter

    Pros: Outstanding optical quality well built weather seals (usable under moderate rain at least)

    Summary: Mandatory lens for any 43 or m43 user

  7. oly
    oly 14 May 2011, 20:43
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    IP 112.204.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 30k PHP
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Autofocus

    Pros: Image Quality Dust

    Summary: Very Sharp - You'll struggle to find anything sharper - on any system. A bit tricky as a walkaround lens but if you can fit it in the frame - it'll look good - portrait, macro even lanscapes. And did I say sharp? It's a 43s user's obligation to get this lens!

  8. anonim
    anonim 10 March 2011, 01:48
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    IP 66.45.x.x
    Owner since:
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: AF is a desaster, build quality

    Pros: price

    Summary: a good lens

  9. Paris 1
    Paris 1 22 February 2011, 23:31
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    IP 93.203.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 600 €
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Autofocus without limiter = outdated, tiresome,

    Pros: Superb quality even excellent for macro use

    Summary: The best lens I had so far. works well with the E-620

  10. lorenzo.c
    lorenzo.c 14 May 2010, 16:55
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    IP 82.63.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    Price: 550 euro
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Slow focus and no focus limiter

    Pros: Outstanding optical quality well built weather seals

    Summary: Light and compact It is always in my bag

  11. Harold 66
    Harold 66 13 January 2010, 11:48
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    IP 81.220.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
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    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: No focus limiter on a macro lens which causes the lens to hunt through the whole focusing range at times

    Pros: Outstanding optical quality well built weather seals

    Summary: If you are a Olympus user , there is NO reason not to own this lens in fact this lens along with a few others make the 4/3 system a very attractive option One can only wish that other stellar single focal lengths be made available for the Olympus system

  12. Jon S.
    Jon S. 6 June 2009, 09:09
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    IP 68.149.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: $450
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Slow focus and no focus limiter

    Pros: very useful macro and portrait lens.

    Summary: I always carry it.