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Sibbi

The Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 ED macro may not be the best macro lens that we've ever tested but it is certainly an impressive one.





http://www.opticallimits.com/m43/781-oly6028



Special thanks to Sylvain Goffin for providing this lens!



Seb
Pure yellow to show/determine LoCA is maybe not ideal... Especially since some lenses have blue/yellow LoCA! Better to just use black print on white... I do detect a different colour behind focus than in front of focus, but impossible to judge with this yellow.



Big lens, looks like IF is a drawback concerning mirrorless and compactness, where macro lenses are concerned.

High CA for a macro lens, but looks like the background bokeh is nice and smooth (foreground bokeh not so much, unsurprisingly of course).
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Pure yellow to show/determine LoCA is maybe not ideal... Especially since some lenses have blue/yellow LoCA! Better to just use black print on white... I do detect a different colour behind focus than in front of focus, but impossible to judge with this yellow.



Big lens, looks like IF is a drawback concerning mirrorless and compactness, where macro lenses are concerned.

High CA for a macro lens, but looks like the background bokeh is nice and smooth (foreground bokeh not so much, unsurprisingly of course).

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I have never seen yellow bokeh fringing.

However, yes, the target is not ideal.

soLong

a smoothie + a nice portrait lens at 185g .... not sure about the tooth brush though

arvydas

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not sure about the tooth brush though

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f16... just right to avoid some [url="http://www.sciencephoto.com/media/288382/enlarge"]scary views of used toothbrush[/url] <img src='http://forum.photozone.de/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blink:' />/> ...
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I have never seen yellow bokeh fringing.

However, yes, the target is not ideal.

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Then check this Tokina 300mm out for instance. The normal CA test and the LoCA test show that here not the green is out of step, making for green/magenta, but the blue is, making for blue, yellow...

http://www.opticallimits.com/nikon_ff/755-tokina3004fx?start=1



<img src='http://forum.photozone.de/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohmy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':o' />

Guest

Would have expected that this lens is a better performer than measured here. The 25mm Pana reaches this level of center resolution already at f/1.4. Anyhow, in use I´m pretty happy with the results even at f/2.8. Let´s see how it compares to the upcoming 60mm f/2.8 Sigma.

Sibbi

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f16... just right to avoid some [url="http://www.sciencephoto.com/media/288382/enlarge"]scary views of used toothbrush[/url] <img src='http://forum.photozone.de/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blink:' />/>/> ...

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Fortunately this one was new <img src='http://forum.photozone.de/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />

Guest

Somehow I expected better results; esp with regards to CA (it is pretty much not visible in images but even in the 12-35 review it is quite visible). Also was this sample decentered or is this the norm ? I mean the resolution numbers are lower than the 12-35 zoom and it is a more favorable focal length (easier to make tele than wide angle).

Sibbi

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Also was this sample decentered or is this the norm ?

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This sample was just fine - no decentering problems!