Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/2.0 E-ED Digital Macro Lens for E Series DSLRs - (Four Thirds System)

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About Olympus 50mm F/2

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Digital photography demands more than the traditional optical designs of film lenses. Photographers want to be able to shoot not only stopped down but with the aperture wide open and know they will get sharp, detailed edge-to-edge sharpness. The Olympus E-System and Zuiko Digital LensesTM are designed to meet the everyday needs of professional photographers.

With digital specific lens designs and unrivaled optical elements, unsurpassed image quality is achievable in an interchangeable lens SLR system, no matter what aperture you choose. And an incredibly compact, lightweight design - based on the innovative Four Thirds System - provides you with the most versatile, high-performance interchangeable lens system you've ever experienced.

This compact and affordable medium telephoto Zuiko Digital Lens is ideal for not only macro photography but also as a portrait lens. The high performance digital specific design includes an ED glass element for impressive color accuracy and offers a magnification of 1:2 (half life size), which has an image magnification size equivalent to life size (1:1) in a 35mm film photo. A large 2.0 maximum aperture makes it excellent for lower-light photography as well.

The 50mm 2.0 Macro Zuiko Digital Lens features 11 elements in 10 groups, including an Extraordinary Dispersion glass element to minimize aberration and ensure sharp and accurate edge-to-edge detail.



The Olympus 50mm F/2 is commonly used for General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro, Macro photography, Night photography, Portrait, Portraits, Special effects, Sports/action, Weddings and more.The Olympus 50mm F/2 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Professional, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Olympus 50mm F/2 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Olympus 50mm F/2: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (34),Lightweight (31),Consistent output (30),Durable (26),Strong construction (25),Easily interchangeable (22),Rugged (17),Nice bokeh (15),Quiet (3)
Cons:
Slow focus (9)
Best Uses:
Macro photography (18),Portraits (16),General purpose (13),Low light (13),Night photography (12),Macro (10),Weddings (7),Landscape/scenery (5),Special effects (5),Portrait (4),Sports/action (4),Professional work (3) Wildlife (3),Wildlife photos (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (15),Photo enthusiast (14),Semi-professional (5),Semi-pro photographer (5),Professional (4),Pro photographer (3)

Olympus 50mm F/2 Specifications

Construction
11 elements in 10 groups, including 1ED element
50mm Macro (100mm Macro 35mm equivalent)
Lens Mechanism: Floating focusing mechanism
Number of Blades: 7
Angle of view
24°
F stop range
Maximum Aperture: f2.0 Minimum Aperture : f22
Closest Focusing Distance
9.45" (0.24m)
Maximum Magnification
1:2 (1:1 35mm equivalent)
Filter Size
52mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
2.4" x 2.8" (61.5 x 71mm)
Weight
10.6 oz. (300 g)
Notes
Compatibility: Teleconverter EC-14: Yes at f2.8 and up
Extension Tube EX-25: Extended Maximum image magnification; 1:1 (2:1 35mm equivalent)

Olympus 50mm F/2 Reviews

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4.7

(based on 48 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fast and Clear Macro and Portraits

Lens made in Japan, this lens is faster, has better glass and mounts smoother than the two DZ 35mm f3.5 macro lenses that I have tested. The craftsmanship on my 50mm f2.0 is extremely good. Macro magnification is sufficient for general purpose and the addition of the EX-25 extension tube will get you in really close. Paired with the EX-25, this lens can still autofocus for macro shots. A good two-piece combination. The lens barrel does extend way out to focus in close, but that is typical of ...

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Lens made in Japan, this lens is faster, has better glass and mounts smoother than the two DZ 35mm f3.5 macro lenses that I have tested. The craftsmanship on my 50mm f2.0 is extremely good. Macro magnification is sufficient for general purpose and the addition of the EX-25 extension tube will get you in really close. Paired with the EX-25, this lens can still autofocus for macro shots. A good two-piece combination. The lens barrel does extend way out to focus in close, but that is typical of a macro lens. Not really a complaint. It is also a very nice portrait lens due to it's short DOF. I also plan use this as a light weight landscape solution when I cannot pack a second bulky zoom in addition to my standard zoom. I am very pleased to own this lens.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

two lenes would'nt work

I've ordered the Olympus 50 f/2.0 macro lens & the focusing ring didn't work. Sent it back for a new one & the focusing ring didn't work on it either. Sent it back still waiting on another one. Adorama has been very good at replacing this lens. I even called Olympus and explained the problem to them, they were no help at all they need to tighten up on quality control.

Reviewed by 48 customers

 
4.0

Excellent for Macro Photography

By

from Long Beach, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Very sharp lens as nearly everyone reports. Coupling with EX-25 extension tube increases versatility. Excellent addition to my 4/3 lens collection.

 
5.0

Great Product

By

from Newport, NH  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this as a way to try out a new prime lens, buying it used. The lens arrived quickly after ordering it. (Adorama is one of the best online dealers I've dealt with). The lens itself is in mint condition, works like it is brand new.

 
5.0

Excellent lens

By

from Bethesda ,md  -  Photo Enthusiast

I just got this lens. Work well very clear pictures. I had read that it searches when focusing. Makes- Agrinding noise. It did that for me. This seemed to occur when the object is dark or with no clearly define edges. I always have used single point focusing. I tried multipoint focusing . The focusing was then extremely fast and appears to be accurate. And with out searching. I hope this holds up. Also tried five point pattern. Again, focusing was very fast and appears accurate and there was no searching. If the pics turn out well, and multipoint or 5point focusing give clear pics, ths lens will be one of the best if not the best that I own.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stunning lens

By

from Seattle WA  -  Pro Photographer

Wonderful lens, stunning sharpness and microcontrast, gorgeous bokeh. Every manufacturer has their superstar lenses that have that little bit of magic in them. This lens has that magic. Works great on my E-M1 as a portrait lens too.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

E + Used Olympus Zuiko 50mm Lense

By

from Mentor, Oh  -  Photo Enthusiast

I normally only get remained or new but to save almost $300 Adorama has get prices and the rating system for used equipment are spot on Great working produce and no abnormal problems So if you have a chance to get used Do It

 
1.0

two lenes would'nt work

By

from Anacortes,WA.  -  Photo Enthusiast

I've ordered the Olympus 50 f/2.0 macro lens & the focusing ring didn't work. Sent it back for a new one & the focusing ring didn't work on it either. Sent it back still waiting on another one. Adorama has been very good at replacing this lens. I even called Olympus and explained the problem to them, they were no help at all they need to tighten up on quality control.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for portraits, closeups

By

from Lexington, MA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Non-zoom lens equivalent to 100mm focal length on a 35mm film camera. Since I already nave the great Zuiko 12-60 mm (= 24 to 120 mm) f2.8-4.0 lens, which has pretty good close focusing capability at the tele end, this lens does not add much new macro capability. But it's 2 stops faster, and only weighs half as much. This lens has great bokeh. I use it as a portrait and general walking-around lens. Since I shot 35mm film cameras for years with 90mm and 135mm lenses, I'm very comfortable with this one. The extra speed helps in low light or when shooting hand held with a polarizer or other filter that cuts down the light.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful lens

By

from Barbados  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is a wonderfully sharp lens with great bokeh. The shallow dof requies a bit of care with focussing, but gives great creative possibilities. A must have, especially at the price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Why did I wait so long?

By

from Albuquerque, NM  -  Pro Photographer

This product was on my "wish list" for better than two years as I wanted to get back into Macro Photography. Now that I have it, I wonder why I waited. My results have been spectacular. I couldn't be more pleased. Also, this was my first purchase from Adorama. I was impressed with both their telephone customer service representative who answered all my questions and the On-line order process where I ultimately placed the order. I will certainly order from Adorama again.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent!!

By

from Melbourne, Australia  -  Photo Enthusiast

Excellent lens and already have used it multiple times to produce excellent images. Added to that Adorama's shipping and customer service and I am one very happy customer.

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Beverly G  Will this lens fit my Olympus E-620?
OLIVER S  Yes... it is an excellent lens... portraits and macro (for my taste).
John N  will this lens fit on the Olympus E PL1 camera?
JOHN M  you need to buy an adapter. Panasonic and Olympus make them as well as third party vendors. I used this in conjunction with Olympus mmf-2 adapter and epl1 with great success.
y g  Is it made in Japan?
GLORIA G  yes
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