Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro review

The Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro will have you seeing double, in a good way

Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro
(Image: © James Artaius)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Smartly turned out and a joy to use, this is our favorite macro lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. It has refined handling and delivers excellent image quality, effectively up to twice life size once you take the MFT crop factor into account. And the working distance feels nice and natural, despite the shorter than average focal length.


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    Smart build and handling

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    Focus distance scale

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    Autofocus range limiter


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    Narrow-aperture sharpness could be better

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Small but mighty, the Olympus M.ZUIKO ED 60mm f/2.8 MACRO is like using a 120mm lens on a full-frame camera, but it’s comparatively tiny. The Micro Four Thirds system is sometimes criticized for its relatively small image sensor. However, there are swings as well as roundabouts, as the crop factor not only boosts telephoto reach but gives you double the effective magnification, compared with a full-frame camera. As such, this Olympus macro lens gives you an ‘effective’ 2.0x maximum magnification.


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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

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