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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

OK, preliminary interpretation of the DxO test data (all at f/2.8) using LSF JPEG files from an E-M5 with noise filter off:

Sharpness/resolution - the ZD 50mm is sharper, by some way, actually. The m.Zuiko 60 is not bad, just that the 50 is better.

Lateral Chromatic Aberration - not a lot in it - both are very good.

Vignetting - the ZD 50 wins here but the 60 is still good.

Distortion - this is probably in-camera corrected on the 60 but basically it is negligible and the ZD 50 has mild barrel distortion.

I will re-do the analysis with RAW file data in due course.

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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

Yes, thanks. it depends what one's focussing on that influences whether the 50mm's grinding around is a pain or not: i haven't tried much mini-wildlife, but that must be a case in point. Mostly I focus manually with it, but I'm sure I'd use autofocus much more with the 60mm.

The cost to change shouldn't be too much since the 50 holds its values well.

(I should point out that my Omega Speedmaster is getting on for 25 years old, handwound, dateless, and was bought at a time when they weren't as relatively pricey as now! However it does time a long exposure almost as accurately as your Casio
I went through terminal 5 at Heathrow yesterday with some time to spare, and had a happy half hour annoying the glossy little man at the Omega booth trying on a series of watches I can't afford - most of them had appeared on the wrists of assorted athletes and TV presenters during the Olympics. There is something called a Planet Ocean chronograph that I might get if I ever have 5k burning a hole in one of my pockets, so don't hold your breath!)
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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

Apparently mine is on it's way and should arrive tomorrow, shame is I will not be around tomorrow to test it out
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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

I want one I want one.
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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

So the legacy 4/3 50mm out performs the new 60mm. Nice one Olympus.
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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

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So the legacy 4/3 50mm out performs the new 60mm. Nice one Olympus.
There is such a thing as sample variation

Edit: Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on which way you look at it.
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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

Obviously Olympus UK made sure Ian got a bad sample of their latest and greatest.
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Obviously Olympus UK made sure Ian got a bad sample of their latest and greatest.
Unfortunately it looks that way

Anyway I have my 50 so will try some like for likes and make my own decision.
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This might be of interest to potential 60mm owners.
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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

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This might be of interest to potential 60mm owners.
That looks nice & promising. I liked Robin Wongs results too. Preview, Extreme Close Up Shooting & General Shooting.

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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

So are we hearing about sample variation, or differences in the way people do review testing? I suspect the latter, but maybe this would be a popular lens for the hire stable for prospective purchasers to make up their own minds?
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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

Well, based in the actual pictures I'm seeing (I don't usually photograph graphs), it's still on my list of wants.
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My 60mm arrived today and I'm pleased to report that initial results look pretty impressive. When I have more time and some better subject matter I'll get around to putting some images up.
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My 60mm arrived today and I'm pleased to report that initial results look pretty impressive. When I have more time and some better subject matter I'll get around to putting some images up.
I'll be looking forward to seeing what you produce with this lens. You have such a high benchmark standard to maintain now & I'm sure that anybody that have doubts about the lens (I can't see why), then they shouldn't after seeing your photos. Sorry mate. Now you can't post anything less than impressive (but that shouldn't be hard for you).
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I'll be looking forward to seeing what you produce with this lens. You have such a high benchmark standard to maintain now & I'm sure that anybody that have doubts about the lens (I can't see why), then they shouldn't after seeing your photos. Sorry mate. Now you can't post anything less than impressive (but that shouldn't be hard for you).
I'm feeling the pressure Ross
By the way here is another interesting macro lens comparison test from the same guy as I linked above.
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