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 Canon 50mm 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.