next lens choice for beginner

Started Jan 7, 2013 | Questions thread
Jeddi
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Re: next lens choice for beginner
In reply to trevor4455, Jan 8, 2013

trevor4455 wrote:

Not to be obtuse, because someone may have already answered this, but if I go with at Zuiko 35mm or 50mm does it matter if it is a OM or Digital lens? I have the adapter for OM lenses. I know the aperture values are slightly different but the 50mm OM lens still reports that is Macro on face of lens.

Hmm .. I suspect everyone's suggesting the 50mm f2.0 Digital Zuiko, as that's most assuredly a macro.

I'll defer to people who know better, but the OM lenses aren't going to be (anywhere) as good. Cheaper, certainly.

Remember that there's quite a few 50mm OM lenses, so you need to be clear which one you're looking to acquire.  I gather most people, when talking about 50mm OM lenses for use on their digital E series, look to the f/1.8 (but that's a generalisation based on vague memories of the forum, and the predominance of that variant being flogged on ebay).

Consider these links:

50mm / f1.2:

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/olympusom1n2/shared/zuiko/htmls/50mm1.htm

50mm / f1.4:

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/olympusom1n2/shared/zuiko/htmls/50mm1.htm#f1.4

50mm / f1.8:

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/olympusom1n2/shared/zuiko/htmls/50mm1a.htm

The only specifically MACRO lenses in this range that I can see are f2 and f3.5 varieties, described here:

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/olympusom1n2/shared/zuiko/htmls/50mm2a.htm

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Olympus E-620 Olympus PEN E-PM1 Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6 Olympus Zuiko Digital 25mm 1:2.8 Pancake +3 more
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