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Olympus Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 ED, Olympus SHG 35-100mm f/2 ED
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Compared: 60/2.8 ED Macro vs SHG 35-100/2 ED (Dolls)

Can the relatively compact Olympus 60mm f/2.8 ED macro deliver image quality up to the level of the Olympus SHG 35-100mm f/2 ED?

This comparison is followed with a second test utilizing a second sample of the 60/2.8, since this sample used here was shown to be a “bad sample” with a skewed focus.

The Olympus SHG 35-100mm f/2 ED is about as good as it gets for Micro Four Thirds— a very large and heavy reference lens whose imaging quality can be matched perhaps, but not exceeded, at least as of late 2012.

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