Olympus 60mm macro lens is out!

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by BluewaterPhoto, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. BluewaterPhoto

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    I'm visiting family today, but Kelli just called me and told me a batch of Olympus 60mm macro lenses arrived. Get them while you can! I've used the lens a little bit this week and I put up a preliminary Olympus 60mm macro lens review.

    Kelli will be diving with the lens this weekend, so look for some underwater photos to be posted Sunday night, and some more details to be added to the review.

    Scott
     
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  2. jlyle

    jlyle Loggerhead Turtle

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    Nauticam lens port for the 60?
     
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  3. calicant

    calicant DIR Practitioner

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  4. Sail Rock Diver

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    thanks scott so it is already in my box with the nauticam stuff :D
     
  5. BluewaterPhoto

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    Calicant, thanks for the link to Ming's great photos.

    Jim, if you want to use the lens we can loan you a Nauticam port that will work, give Kelli a call.

    Scott
     
  6. mjh

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    The good news is that for those waiting for the Nauticam port for the 12-50mm lens the 60mm should fit in it also. For those with the Nauticam Flat port 72 you are also in good shape. Will keep checking other ports. Next will check it with the Oly EPL/M housings and their standard flat port.

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    UPDATE

    FYI we have 4 Olympus 60mm lenses in stock and via the "Port Finder" feature at our site you can see the compatible Nauticam ports.

    http://opticaloceansales.com/?searc...products.search&oofh=5502&oofc=5549&oofl=5563
     
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  7. terson

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    Thanks Martin,
    Any news that Zen might make a port for ths lens to use with the PEN housings?
    Seems to me that the PEN users have been 'cast' aside after the announcement of that bloody EM-5?
    Bruce
     
  8. JackConnick

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    We haven't been able to check, but we think the 60mm might fit the standard Oly flat port that came with the housing.

    Jack
     
  9. terson

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    Thanks Jack,
    But Zen ???
    Bruce
     
  10. JackConnick

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    Haven't heard anything.

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  11. calicant

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    Thanks Jack
     
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  14. mjh

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    Both are great lenses. In many ways it is like the Nikon DSLR issue of the 60mm vs. the 105mm. The 60mm is going to give you more working distance and super macro when combined with diopters. The 45mm might be better for those shooting in less than gin clear water looking for something that can also do fish portraits.
     
  15. JackConnick

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    I think this is a good comparison in terms of the m4/3rds lenses, but not of the Nikon 60AFS on an adapter. The adapter is creating a bunch of chroma aberration, sharpness and other issues. And he doesn't really address AF speed, etc. between the lenses. I suspect dpReview or someone will do something more definitive.

    One comment is that with all these macro lenses, and m4/3rds cameras in general, is that you have to have a good, strong focus light. Their contrast AF, even though vastly improved, isn't that great without, well, contrast.

    Jack
     
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  16. tridacna

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    Has anyone confirmed whether this will fit an EPL2 in the EP03 housing?
     
  17. BluewaterPhoto

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    Kelli got some nice underwater photo with the Olympus 60mm macro lens this past weekend, and also did some wet lens tests, posted in our 60mm lens review. We still have a few in stock. The lens works great in the standard flat port on the Olympus housings, I personally don't see the need for another port for the Olympus housings. Tridacna, the answer is yes. Hope this helpsl - Scott

    60-CU-fish.jpg
     
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    Question to bluewater.
    you say it works well in the standard olympus port.
    Does that mean it will work in any of the olympus pen housings to date? I specifically have an epl2 and am curious about that.
    I'm not sure if the olympus port has stayed the same from the epl1/2/3/5 epm1.
     
  19. Scubanomad

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    can you advise if for the Nauticam NA-EM5 the Nauticam 4” Wide Angle Port (nau.36137) I use with the 9-18mm will work with the 60mm macro? I currently use the 45mm F1.8 as a all purpose portrait and "macro lens" but would be cool to have more closeup, but I don't want to carry another port.
     
  20. BluewaterPhoto

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    Chris196 - it does work in the E-Pl1,pl2,pl3 housings. Scubanomad, it does work in the wide angle port 36317. I'll continue to update the review with further port tests. - Scott
     
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