Looking for a Wide angle/macro combo for EPL1

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Questionable Marie, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. Questionable Marie

    Questionable Marie New to Mu-43

    Aug 3, 2012
    I am looking for a good wide-angle/macro combo lens for the Olympus epl1. All of the reviews that I have found were disappointing as they seem to never match threads even when stated that they do. This camera is new to me so I am exploring the products available. Any suggestions would be researched and appreciated?
  2. danska

    danska Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 21, 2012
    Portland, OR
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  3. edmsnap

    edmsnap Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 20, 2011
    Edmonton, Alberta
    +1 for the Samyang 7.5mm fisheye. An ultra-versatile lens that does wide angle and close-focus very well. Unfortunately, because it's a fisheye, there's a lot of CA in macro shots which might not fit depending on what you want from a macro shot.

    Beyond that it's a tough find to get a really wide angle lens that does macro; they're competing concepts. For less that $100, you could get the brilliantly amazing Canon FD 50/3.5 for macro work and a cheap lens like the Samyang for great wide angle.

    You might also consider the Olympus 12-50mm kit which does macro and wide.