differences

Reasons to consider the Olympus 50mm f/2 Macro ED

Wider aperture f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the 50mm f/2 Macro ED captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Slightly shorter 62 mm vs 82 mm
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More than 20% shorter
Slightly better wide angle 50 mm vs 60 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/2 Macro ED Learn more about
the Olympus 50mm f/2 Macro ED

Reasons to consider the Olympus ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro

Auto focus Yes vs No
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More magnification 1:1 (1) vs 1:1.9 (0.5)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 90% larger in your photo
Smaller diameter 56 mm vs 71 mm
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More than 20% smaller lens at the end
Slightly cheaper $399.00 vs $589.91
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The best price we've seen is $191 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Slightly lighter 185 g vs 300 g
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Around 40% lighter
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Learn more about
the Olympus ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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Typically very sharp

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Competitors

Panasonic Elmarit Leica DG Macro- 45mm f/2.8 MEGA O.I.S.

Panasonic Elmarit Leica DG Macro- 45mm f/2.8 MEGA O.I.S.

Macro lens

$565

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Length Slightly shorter
Diameter Slightly larger diameter
Panasonic Lumix G  MACRO 30mm f/2.8 MEGA O.I.S.

Panasonic Lumix G MACRO 30mm f/2.8 MEGA O.I.S.

Lens

$346 - $398

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Olympus Zuiko  35mm f/3.5 Macro ED

Olympus Zuiko 35mm f/3.5 Macro ED

Macro lens

$750

Length Shorter
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Diameter Larger diameter

Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/2 Macro ED Competitors

Panasonic Elmarit Leica DG Macro- 45mm f/2.8 MEGA O.I.S.

Panasonic Elmarit Leica DG Macro- 45mm f/2.8 MEGA O.I.S.

Macro lens

$565

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Auto focus Auto focus
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.2 AIS

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AIS

Low light lens

$783

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Slightly shorter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Olympus Zuiko  35mm f/3.5 Macro ED

Olympus Zuiko 35mm f/3.5 Macro ED

Macro lens

$750

Auto focus Auto focus
Magnification More magnification
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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