I did a very quick comparison of the Olympus 60mm macro versus an old Canon FD 50mm macro. To make it more interesting, I mounted the Olympus on my E-M5 and the Canon on my E-PL2. Both lenses are set at 1:1 (with ext tube on the Canon). Both shots were handheld with off camera flash. Theses were resized for upload to the gallery. Olympus 60mm Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) Canon 50mm Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) I love the Olympus macro on the E-M5 but the E-PL2 and the Canon are a bargain. If you are on a tight budget, the E-PL2 and the Canon macro can be purchased for less than the cost of the Olympus 60mm macro alone.