View Full Version : Macro Lens for Evolt E500

05-01-2006, 11:50 AM

I am new to SLR camera. Tired of lack of manual support from most digital camera.

I just got my E-500 2 days ago and currently looking for Macro Lens for the Camera. My main use on the camera will be for taking picture what inside a reef aquarium. So will be lot of Close-up picture of any kind of corals, fish and small animal in tank as small as a bug.

Will the following lense compatible with the E-500

1) Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm f3.5 1:1 Macro Lens for E-System
2) Olympus Zuiko Digital 50mm f2.0 EP Macro 1:2 Lens for E-System

Which one is more suitable for doing a Macro on tiny stuff, like tiny worm inside a reef tank, small snails and stuff. I need something that I can take a good Close-up picture of tiny bug

Thank you

05-01-2006, 04:54 PM
Would you not want the 50mm with the larger aperture (f2.0) so you could shoot in low light without flash?

05-04-2006, 11:13 AM
both will wrok wih your camera, and i would take the 50mm f2.

05-06-2006, 02:34 AM
the 35mm give you more magnification but you have to be closer to the subject.

05-06-2006, 03:01 AM
It might be a MUCH better idea to get the Sigma 105mm f2.8 1:1 macro. It has a longer focal length, so you can keep a bit more distance to your subject compared toa 35mm one. It also gives you a larger aperture for when that would be needed, and it is a very sharp and good lens.

05-06-2006, 03:59 PM
Do I need an adapter of anykind for using the Sigma 105mm Macro. Will it fit the Evolt E500.

Thank you

05-07-2006, 10:00 AM
No you don't as long as you buy the lens made for the 4/3 mount. In germany you can buy this lens for 430 euro but you have to wait a few weeks for them to order it because the Olympus mount is not so common.