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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

Thanks for taking the time to put together those examples Ian
I'm really looking forward to receiving my copy, from your examples it certainly looks to be a great performer.
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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

Thanks for posting the portrait shots, the detail is amazing.

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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

Any comparisons with a 4/3 adapted f2 50mm, especially with regard to focussing speed & reliability?
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OK, will do

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Any comparisons with a 4/3 adapted f2 50mm, especially with regard to focussing speed & reliability?
Good review and comparison between 60mm and 50mm here,

http://robinwong.blogspot.co.uk/2012...ro-review.html


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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

Thanks for that - I think I'd seen an earlier version of his review which wasn't so detailed.
I particularly enjoyed some of the watch images his site linked to, e.g.:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mingthein/8006094668/

(A similar model Speedmaster is my own favourite watch, but I've never managed as well lit an image of it as that!)

So it sounds like good news on the focussing front, and the extra sharpness at smaller apertures and water-resistance will be welcome. I love my adapted 50mm, but focussing in low light can be a right pain and I'm planning to do a lot more garden photography from next year and I'm always nervous of drips.

I'm away for a few weeks now, but I'll be interested to see what Ian makes of it, too, but already I feel some ZAS coming on...
(Zuiko Acquisition Syndrome, that is)
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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

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Thanks for that - I think I'd seen an earlier version of his review which wasn't so detailed.
I particularly enjoyed some of the watch images his site linked to, e.g.:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mingthein/8006094668/

(A similar model Speedmaster is my own favourite watch, but I've never managed as well lit an image of it as that!)

So it sounds like good news on the focussing front, and the extra sharpness at smaller apertures and water-resistance will be welcome. I love my adapted 50mm, but focussing in low light can be a right pain and I'm planning to do a lot more garden photography from next year and I'm always nervous of drips.

I'm away for a few weeks now, but I'll be interested to see what Ian makes of it, too, but already I feel some ZAS coming on...
(Zuiko Acquisition Syndrome, that is)
Oh dear, I can only stretch to a 25 Casio LCD watch - but it does have World Time and a count down timer - which I use a lot when cooking

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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

Thanks for doing these test shots. The portrait shots look to be lovely & sharp & the f11 spider shots with flash seem to be at its sharpest too.

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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

I do hope they have them for sale in Singapore Aerodrome, or even Melbourne, in a couple of weeks. It will be close to my birthday, and we'll have money burning holes in our pockets ....
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In all seriousness my experience is that Singapore (especially in Changi airport) is not a place for bargain camera prices. Hong Kong, however, if you know where to go, that's where you can get great bargains.

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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

Thanks Ian for the detailed comparisons at different apertures. This is clearly a lens to dream of or aspire to! Thanks also to the lovely Julia for posing, I wish my wife and daughter would let me take their pictures.
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We haven't been given a price in Australia yet (they wait quite a while before setting it) & they should arrive into stock later this month (unless you have to wait for all the preorders to be filled first).
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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

I have had a chance to play with the 60mm and the 50mm f/2.0 side by side. You of course get life size on the sensor with the 60mm (1:1) and only half life size (1:2) on the 50. The focus is of course faster and quieter on the 60 - indeed you really can use AF with the 60 even at near closest focus distance. You have focus distance limiters too, which help avoid unnecessary focus hunting.

I have to say, though, that the old 50 f/2.0 is quite reliable when auto focusing on Micro Four Thirds body unlike SWD lenses. I only rarely see a mis-focus. But it is slow - it gets close to the correct focus and then chatters away until focus is confirmed.

Have shot some test charts and will compare the two lenses after they have been number crunched.

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