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
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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 lighter 185 g vs 300 g
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Around 40% lighter
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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

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

Lens

$298

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75mm f/1.8

Sports lens

$899

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Slightly shorter
Magnification Significantly less magnification
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Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN

Portrait lens

$239

Length Shorter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Magnification Significantly less magnification

Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/2 Macro ED Competitors

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Olympus Zuiko 35mm f/3.5 Macro ED

Macro lens

Auto focus Auto focus
Magnification More magnification
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
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Olympus Zuiko M. ED 45mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$399

Auto focus Auto focus
Diameter Smaller diameter
Magnification Less magnification
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Panasonic Lumix G MACRO 30mm f/2.8 MEGA O.I.S.

Lens

$298

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Auto focus Auto focus
Aperture Narrower aperture

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