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Olympus M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 ED Macro

Olympus M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 ED Macro

The about $499 Olympus Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 ED Macro is a Micro Four Thirds lens for serious macro shooting, equivalent to a 120mm lens in its field of view and f/5.6 in terms of its depth of field (as compared to a 35mm DSLR). The longer focal length afford a better working distance than a 45mm or 50mm option, important for lighting subjects at close range (e.g., not casting a shadow on the subject).

Plastic build

The 60/2.8 looks and feels like cheap plastic and is wildly uninspiring from a build quality standpoint. The light weight (for its size), which is in fact a plus, makes the lens feel even cheaper.

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