3. High-speed autofocus performance
The lens is equipped with a MSC (movie and still compatible) mechanism, which makes autofocus speed for still images and video faster and quieter. By designing the focusing lens group to be small and lightweight, autofocus speed is improved by 20 to 30 percent over previous Olympus macro lenses. High-speed AF enables users to perfectly capture precise moments, even when shooting macro subjects. This lens utilizes an internal focusing system, eliminating the worry of accidentally touching the subject since the length of the lens does not change while focusing.
This is a new macro lens with a maximum reproduction ratio of 1.25:1 and a close-focus point of 9.5cm. It is claimed to autofocus faster than previous Olympus macro lenses.
Until the introduction of the Olympus 60 mm macro in September 2012, the Panasonic 45 mm macro is the only macro lens with a micro-43 mount. Owners of an Olympus micro-43 camera may be using the famous Olympus Four Thirds ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50 mm 1:2.0 Macro lens from 2003, through an adapter.
Will the new Olympus 60 mm macro be even better than the Olympus 50 mm "macro"? We attached a Zuiko 50 mm Olympus macro lens via an adapter to the Olympus OM-D E-M5.
This Olympus 50 macro lens is heavier than the new Olympus 60 mm macro micro-43 lens. The new Olympus macro lens takes away all disadvantages mentioned for the Olympus 50 mm macro in this test and is optically almost as good. Yet we wonder whether an Olympus 50 mm macro test with a camera with, for example, 25 megapixels will yield even higher results for resolution.
A new Olympus Macro lens is coming! According to the latest rumors from FT4, Olympus will soon announce a new 30mm macro lens, which will be the second macro lens of the line after .