In the world of macro lenses, the Olympus 30mm is very compact and quite affordable. I had read good reviews of it. So I thought I would take it for a spin in my patio garden. The reviewers were right. This is a excellent-value optic.
On the E-M1 Mark II, the focusing was fast and accurate. There aren't any controls on the lens itself except for a nice manual focusing ring. I didn't need it, but it's nice to know that it's there.
Other than the excellent images, what I really like about the lens is that I can have macro capability with me without taking up too much space in the camera bag. And it's very light as well.
If you're looking for a compact prime lens that works great for both macro and general purpose photography, I can easily recommend the Olympus Digital ED 30mm f/3.5 Macro lens. Who knows? It could open up a whole new world for you.
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