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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro Review

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro lens lets you lock on to the tiniest of details, but a short working distance casts a shadow on subjects.
The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro ($299.99) is a crisp, compact macro lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras from Olympus, Panasonic, and others. It captures images with excellent detail, and focuses almost right up to its front element to project subjects onto an image sensor at greater than life-size. It's a very solid performer, though it can take a while to focus if it has to hunt across its full range, and lighting can be tricky when the lens is nearly touching your subject. Design The 30mm F3.5 Macro ($299.00 at Amazon) is small and light, balancing well with most Olympus mirrorless cameras. It measures 2.2 by 2.4 inches (HD), weighs 4.5 ounces, and supports 46mm front filters. That's the same filter size as lenses in the company's f/1.8 prime series, so if you've got multiple lenses, you can share filters among them. Olympus offers some of its other lenses in silver or black, but you can only get the 30mm Macro in a black finish. Aside from the manual focus rin...
Pros: 
  • Crisp images from edge to edge
  • Minimal distortion
  • 1.25:1 macro capability
  • Inexpensive
Cons: 
  • Dimmed corners at wide apertures
  • Omits focus limiter function
  • Short working distance makes lighting tricky
  • No weather sealing
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