Olympus 60mm f/2.8 macro: Conclusion

February 15, 2013 by Laura Hicks Reads (113,785)
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Olympus 60mm F/2.8 Macro LensConclusion

This one is a keeper. I am a big fan of this lens — mainly due to my love of all things macro. The autofocus was generally fast, the color quality was very good and the images were pretty sharp. I found the image quality to be excellent for this price range. As a portrait photographer I could easily utilize this lens in traditional shooting mode. As a macro fanatic, the macro setting of this lens was extremely fun to play with. My only real concern with the 60mm f/2.8 macro lens is the double edge effect I noticed especially at wide open apertures. At times I did not notice it much, but sometimes it was far too obvious and quite distracting. That being said, I still recommend this lens. For me, it’s simple. This lens makes me want to use it. For those who are not used to macro photography it will open up a whole new world to you. For those that already love macro it will allow you to further your craft.

The Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 macro lens is available for $499.99.  


  • Great image quality
  • Lightweight
  • Great macro capabilities
  • So fun to use


  • Double edge effect on some background objects
  • Could have a faster AF
  • Slightly less than tack sharp
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