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
- Great macro capabilities
- So fun to use
- Double edge effect on some background objects
- Could have a faster AF
- Slightly less than tack sharp