A Macro lens for the Micro 4/3’d


Maco lenses come in handy in the micro world of fly fishing.  Mayflies are small;  Fly-tying materials  are small.  I recently acquired a newly released lens that is fun to shoot.  This new Olympus lens is their first MFT macro lens.  At 60mm, it has a maximum aperture of f/2.8 with a 20 percent angle of view, non tilt shift and a minimum focal length of 7.4 inches.  It is capable of shooting  at a one to one ratio at 1X magnification- in other words the image takes up the entire sensor at its shortest focal distance.  As a fisherman,  Im glad to say that it is built to be water resistant.   The Autofocus is fast and accurate which is a tricky thing in a Macro since there is usually a huge focal range for the macro to hunt through.   Im not sure why Olympus did not build image stabilization into the lens but images when stable are tack sharp when you do get the focus right.   Much better photographers than I have chosen this lens above all other micro 4/3 lens.   Overall I am very satisfied the the field use of this lens and hope to get some great shots this season.



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