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Gary24
11-24-2006, 06:32 AM
Does anyone have this lens? It lists for 499.00 but my local camera store has it on sale for 420. I am thinking about getting a fixed length Macro and at F2 this sounds like a great lens (just not sure if I can convince the wife that spending $420 on a piece of glass is a good idea ;) )

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kgosden
11-24-2006, 01:28 PM
I have had the 50mm macro for a while and it is a great sharp lens. It can double as a portrait lens, but you really need to get used to the shallow depth of field at the wider apertures. There are quite a few discussions of this lens and other macro options on the dpreview Olympus DSLR forum (http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/forum.asp?forum=1022). There I also found a link to 4 Macro comparison (http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/cda/review/2006/11/14/4995.html) in Japanese, but some interesting photos are there.

Norm in Fujino
12-13-2006, 02:31 AM
HERE's (http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23474) one thread of shots I did with the 50mm f2. It's one of the sharpest ZD lenses out there.