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p.3 #1 · p.3 #1 · Oly 60/2.8 Macro - First impresssions


I prefer MFT stuff right here. There are only a few threads, which are easy to pick out. I don't see the point of another forum (yet).


Sep 28, 2012 at 07:56 PM
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p.3 #2 · p.3 #2 · Oly 60/2.8 Macro - First impresssions


You'll probably see a lot more topics focused on specific lenses and cameras. We kind of mish mash everything or only talk about the newest things.


Sep 28, 2012 at 07:59 PM
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p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · Oly 60/2.8 Macro - First impresssions


KaaX wrote:
Roger Cicala got his hands on the lens: http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/09/quick-look-at-the-olympus-60mm-f2-8-macro

Not that high Imatest results, surpisingly, for non-macro distances.

Kaa


As he said, you can't compare that test with others they've performed...it's a different test with a different chart. The same 45 macro that tested in the low 700s on that test scored like 1045 on the standard Imatest, so you can sort of infer that the 60 would be in that range there too.



Sep 28, 2012 at 11:48 PM
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p.3 #4 · p.3 #4 · Oly 60/2.8 Macro - First impresssions


Little comparison with the Leica 45/2.8 macro:

First, at 1:1 and f/7.1.

Full image:






100% unsharpened crops. Olympus 60mm on left, PanaLeica 45mm on right:






I couldn't compare corner crops on this shot because when moving the camera for the different FOV, there was a very, very slight difference in the angle of the camera. It's extremely slight, but it's such that in one corner, the Oly 60 is slightly better, while in the opposite corner, the Leica 45 is slightly better. Looking at general sharpness, they are essentially identical at 1:1 at this aperture. Maybe a slight edge to the Oly, but it could be down to very very minute differences in focus at this level of magnification. One note, when slightly OOF, the Leica gets a very slight purple hue to the edge while the Oly remains aberration free.

This is further back, close, but outside the macro range (about .6m on the Oly).

Full shot @ f/5.6:






100% Unsharpened center crops: Again, Oly 60 on left, Leica 45 on right:






100% Unsharpened corner crops: 60 left, 45 right:






Center resolution is a toss up, but in the extreme corner, the Oly is a little bit better. These were done with autofocus, with the focus point on the chip.

I also tested the Oly 75 at this distance and it was very good, but since the 75 was very close to MFD, while the macros are more or less in their wheelhouse here, the macros bested the 75 at this focus distance in the center. The 75 was better than the 45 in the corner, but not quite as good as the 60. I'll test the 60 v the 75 at longer distances, say 1m and even further out later on.



Sep 29, 2012 at 01:05 AM
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p.3 #5 · p.3 #5 · Oly 60/2.8 Macro - First impresssions


bobbytan wrote:
Oh good. Hey we have to meet up sometime with my photographer buddy Joshua Ong, whom I believe you have met.



That would be most excellent!! I'd love that. You guys name the time and place and we'll start clicking!

It can even be weekdays.



Sep 29, 2012 at 05:42 AM
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p.3 #6 · p.3 #6 · Oly 60/2.8 Macro - First impresssions


So. Yeah. This is the first lens I bought the day it was available, and man, this is a wonderful little lens. I'm so in love. I took it hiking today and yesterday and only snapped a few pics along the way, but I already love it so much. Who would have thought I'd actually invest in a second system? Not me, but here I am.


Stiefmütterchen by Antje Schulte, on Flickr



Moss by Antje Schulte, on Flickr



Spider and prey by Antje Schulte, on Flickr



Sep 30, 2012 at 09:35 PM
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p.3 #7 · p.3 #7 · Oly 60/2.8 Macro - First impresssions


I found one Friday, can't wait till I have it..


Sep 30, 2012 at 10:11 PM
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p.3 #8 · p.3 #8 · Oly 60/2.8 Macro - First impresssions


Just opened up the shipping box and snapped this with my iPhone. Some samples to follow soon.



Yay..



Oct 02, 2012 at 12:02 AM
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p.3 #9 · p.3 #9 · Oly 60/2.8 Macro - First impresssions


It's a keeper. Reminds me a lot of my old 100L macro.


Oct 02, 2012 at 12:26 AM
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p.3 #10 · p.3 #10 · Oly 60/2.8 Macro - First impresssions


I'm excited to try it and compare to my extremely sharp 12-50 in macro mode and my 105vr.


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p.3 #11 · p.3 #11 · Oly 60/2.8 Macro - First impresssions


It destroys the 12-50. (Though the 12-50 is a fun and very versatile lens.)


Oct 02, 2012 at 01:02 AM
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Jman13 wrote:
It destroys the 12-50. (Though the 12-50 is a fun and very versatile lens.)


It destroys every single one of my m43 lenses. Even the 45/1.8 and the 12/2.

Antje



Oct 02, 2012 at 08:43 AM
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p.3 #13 · p.3 #13 · Oly 60/2.8 Macro - First impresssions


Sorry work has been crazy. Here are a couple i snapped with iPhone real quick. I hope to get out of work early enough to start shooting and testing it.






Oct 03, 2012 at 07:30 PM
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p.3 #14 · p.3 #14 · Oly 60/2.8 Macro - First impresssions


Awww... Fresh out of the box, the little sweetie. It's still got the tape stuck to it!


Oct 03, 2012 at 07:50 PM
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p.3 #15 · p.3 #15 · Oly 60/2.8 Macro - First impresssions


yeah, I like it like that.. I was going to pull it off but decided to let it stay fresh a while longer.


Oct 03, 2012 at 08:05 PM
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p.3 #16 · p.3 #16 · Oly 60/2.8 Macro - First impresssions


It always jars me when I see the silver OM-D, since I'm so used to looking at my black one...I forget it comes in silver.


Oct 03, 2012 at 08:19 PM
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p.3 #17 · p.3 #17 · Oly 60/2.8 Macro - First impresssions


I like the silver one a lot.. I am toying with the idea of getting by daughter a OMD so i might make it a black one for good measure.


Oct 03, 2012 at 08:22 PM
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p.3 #18 · p.3 #18 · Oly 60/2.8 Macro - First impresssions


rji2goleez wrote:
Jeez - I just ordered my Oly 75 and now this . . . hmmm, what can I sell?


The 75/1.8 of course. BTW, in about 2 weeks I'll be getting the OM-D and this will be my next lens.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Oct 03, 2012 at 09:49 PM
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p.3 #19 · p.3 #19 · Oly 60/2.8 Macro - First impresssions


Jman13 wrote:
It's a keeper. Reminds me a lot of my old 100L macro.


But I guess working distance is different, right? About 10cm vs. 15cm?

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Oct 03, 2012 at 09:55 PM
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Yakim Peled wrote:
But I guess working distance is different, right? About 10cm vs. 15cm?

Happy shooting,
Yakim.


I was referring to how it feels to use and the quality of the images....but....

Working distance is interesting to calculate here because of the different formats.

When both are at 1:1, the Oly 60 has a working distance of 8.7 cm (18.8 cm MFD - 8.2cm length - 1.9 cm flange distance), while the Canon 100 has a working distance of 13.8 cm (30.5 cm MFD - 12.3cm length - 4.4cm flange distance)

However, when doing this, the Oly shot is framed twice as tight as the Canon 100 on full frame. (since a 1:1 shot on m4/3 is equivalent in framing to a 2:1 shot on full frame...some seriously tiny objects here).

For the same framing, (as 1:1 on the Canon), the Oly 60 will have a working distance of 27.5 cm...or significantly more than the Canon 100. (37.6 cm focus distance - 8.2cm length - 1.9 cm flange distance).



Oct 03, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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