Does anyone here have hands on experience with the 60/f2.8 and 50/f2?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by bhooshaniyer, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. bhooshaniyer

    bhooshaniyer New to Mu-43

    Sep 9, 2012
    Bangalore, india
    Would be interested in hearing about your user experience and comparison of the two lenses on E-M5. I have read Robin Wong's and Ming Thein's reports but I am not fully convinced yet or its not evident from the review if:

    1. 60/f2.8 has better IQ than 50/f2

    2. 60/2.8 autofocus is absolutely usable on close-up macros.

    I have the E-m5 and 50/f2 and I am reconciled to manual focus by now. I use the combination quite a bit and I have made friends with its idiosyncracies but to know that the 60/f2.8 can surely auto-focus reliably for macro would be make me go for it.

    Any opinions on these two points would be welcome.

  2. FlyPenFly

    FlyPenFly Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    I have both and I'm planning to test it.

    My expectations are similar sharpness, much faster AF on the new 60. Less fringing and bokeh fringing on the 60 as well.

    However, having F2 is a god send with MFT if you're shooting in natural light.

    Here's something I shot with the 50mm F2

    For half the shots, I couldn't use flash because there was nowhere to bounce it and I didn't have any decent modifiers with me. And for some of them, flash would have been useless anyway.

    If you pick an AF point, the 50 F2 actually AFs with ok speed sometimes.