Olympus mFT 60mm f2.8 vs. FT 50mm f2.0 and 35mm macros?

Started Sep 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
John Mason
John Mason Veteran Member • Posts: 5,762

If your goal is to use this macro lens on both 4/3 and m4/3 then the legacy 50mm is your clear choice.

On the other hand, the 60mm on the em5 with it's 'better than 4/3' image stabilization would win if your goal is hand held macro work.

There is also a difference in color rendering between the 50 and the 60. My own view on what I'm seeing online is that the 50mm is truer on colors.

I have the 50 and will probably add the 60.

If you want to use your 60 as also a portrait lens, the 50mm focuses very slowly on m4/3rds. Here is a shot massively cropped from my em5 with the 50mm of my doggie. If focused in about 2 seconds.

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