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Oly 60/2.8: it aint just for macro!

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by rbelyell, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. rbelyell

    rbelyell Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 15, 2013
    Mountains of NY
    i recently picked up this lens from a forum member and its becoming one of my all time favorites for pretty much anything--but macro! i really dont do macro very much, but i am enamored by this lens's filmlike rendering. let me know what you think. btw, the last two are taken at iso6400, all taken with my epl5, modelo blanca.

    E-PL5    ---    60mm    f/4.0    1/1250s    ISO 200

    E-PL5    ---    60mm    f/2.8    1/3200s    ISO 200

    E-PL5    ---    60mm    f/4.5    1/1000s    ISO 200

    E-PL5    ---    60mm    f/4.5    1/1000s    ISO 200

    E-PL5    ---    60mm    f/4.0    1/800s    ISO 200

    E-PL5    ---    60mm    f/5.6    1/640s    ISO 200

    E-PL5    ---    60mm    f/2.8    1/800s    ISO 200

    E-PL5    ---    60mm    f/2.8    1/4000s    ISO 200

    E-PL5    ---    60mm    f/3.2    1/60s    ISO 6400

    E-PL5    ---    60mm    f/3.2    1/80s    ISO 6400
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  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    You won't get any arguments from me - very nice set! Looks like a really useful lens. :cool: 
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  3. LowriderS10

    LowriderS10 Monkey with a camera.

    May 19, 2013
    Nice work...macro lenses have always been secret weapons...generally they tend to be razor sharp with excellent rendering for general short telephoto use! :) 
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  4. MarcG19

    MarcG19 Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 11, 2013
    Maryland, USA
    In the Leica-world, the only available long telephoto is a 135. For a long time I thought such a lens was a niche lens (having grown up on tele zooms), but the 60mm (which has almost the same field of view) showed me how useful this is, especially if it's a light, compact and high quality lens.

    Very very happy to use this as my main telephoto. I will often casually walk around with the 60mm, a 25mm and the 14mm. These can cover my casual walk around needs, and fit easily even into jeans pockets. :D 
  5. rbelyell

    rbelyell Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 15, 2013
    Mountains of NY
    thanks guys, really appreciate your comments. this is a very underrated lens, like many leicas it has a unique character.
  6. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2013
    Yes, this lens has served me well. Very underrated.
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  7. fluberman

    fluberman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 19, 2012
    You must have large jeans pockets... :) 
    Anyway, I like this lens too, sometimes I use it for street shooting.

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