Olympus 50mm f/2.0 Macro ED Zuiko Four Thirds Lens

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Ideal For Not Only Macro Photography
But Also as a Portrait Lens

Olympus 50mm f/2.0 Macro ED Zuiko Digital LensDigital photography demands more than the traditional optical designs of film lenses. Photographers want to be able to shoot not only stopped down but with the aperture wide open and know they will get sharp, detailed edge-to-edge sharpness. The Olympus E-System and Zuiko Digital LensesTM are designed to meet the everyday needs of professional photographers.

With digital specific lens designs and unrivaled optical elements, unsurpassed image quality is achievable in an interchangeable lens SLR system, no matter what aperture you choose. And an incredibly compact, lightweight design - based on the innovative Four Thirds System - provides you with the most versatile, high-performance interchangeable lens system you've ever experienced.

This compact and affordable medium telephoto Zuiko Digital Lens is ideal for not only macro photography but also as a portrait lens. The high performance digital specific design includes an ED glass element for impressive color accuracy and offers a magnification of 1:2 (half life size), which has an image magnification size equivalent to life size (1:1) in a 35mm film photo. A large 2.0 maximum aperture makes it excellent for lower-light photography as well.

The 50mm 2.0 Macro Zuiko Digital Lens features 11 elements in 10 groups, including an Extraordinary Dispersion glass element to minimize aberration and ensure sharp and accurate edge-to-edge detail. 

Features

This compact and affordable medium telephoto Zuiko Digital Lens is ideal for not only macro photography but also as a portrait lens. The high performance digital specific design includes an ED glass element for impressive color accuracy and offers a magnification of 1:2 (half life size), which has an image magnification size equivalent to life size (1:1) in a 35mm film photo. A large 2.0 maximum aperture makes it excellent for lower-light photography as well.

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Specifications
Overview
Lens stylePrime lens  
Max Format Size FourThirds  
Lens focal length50 mm  
Stabilization type No (by camera body)  
Camera mount Four Thirds  
Angle of view 24  
Aperture
Largest aperture opening F2.0  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 7  
Optics
Total Elements 11  
Number of Groups 10  
Coatings / special elements 1 ED element  
Focusing
Minimum focus distance 0.20 m (7.87")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.5 x  
Full time manual focus N/A  
Focusing method Extending front  
Focus notes 'Focus-by-wide' manual focus  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale Yes  
Focus distance limiter No  
Physical
Overall weight300 g (0.66 lb) 10.6 oz  
Lens diameter 71 mm (2.80")  
Overall length 62 mm (2.42")  
Construction materials Plastic barrel, metal mount  
Sealing Yes  
Lens color Black  
Filter thread size 52 mm  
Filter annotations Does not rotate on focusing  
Lens hood included Yes  
Lens hood code LH-43  
Tripod collar included No

Lens Includes
Olympus 50mm f/2.0 Macro ED Zuiko Digital Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System)
Lens Hood (LH-55)
Front Lens Cap (LC-52)
Rear Lens Cap (LR-1)
Lens Case (LS-0814)
Instruction Manual
1 Year Limited Warranty
Accessories

Reviews
Our Money Maker, December 31, 2009

By lurchlarson "lurchlarson" (oregon)

We bought this lens a month ago for my wife's Olympus E620. Hands down the sharpest lens we own. We have a photography business and the photos we have made from this lens have got us 5 Referals in less than 3 weeks! This lens is sharp, sharp, sharp. The focus is dead on, albeit a little slow. It does tend to hunt a smidge. It is a bit noisy as well. For macros and portraits there is no beating this lens.

If I could i'd give this lens a 4.7 for the slow AF and the VERY minor hunting issue. Since I can't, it gets a 5. In the end it's about image quality and this lens cannot be beat. It paid itself off in 3 shoots. This lens is now our #1 go-to lens for portraits. The money we are now making with this lens is being used to buy our next lens. For all Olympus shooters this lens is an absolutely-positivly, must have lens.

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