Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro

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Key specs

  • 11
  • 10
  • Extending front
  • yes
  • Normal;Macro;Normal
  • Four Thirds
  • ;50 mm
  • no
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Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro Full Specifications

Image properties

Max Format sizeFour Thirds
Focal length, 50
Focal Length 35mm Equivalent, 100
Angle of View, 24
Maximum magnification0.52
Maximum magnification (35mm format)1.04
Image stabilisation


Aperture max2
Aperture min22
Aperture ring
Number of diaphragm blades7


Special elements / coatings1 ED element


Focus methodExtending front
Autofocus motor typeElectrical standard engine
Full-time Manual focusing
Closest focusing distance7.87 in
Distance scale
Depth of field (DoF) scale
Focus distance limiter


Lens typeNormal, Macro, Normal
Lens mountFour Thirds
Body materialsPlastic, Metal
Colour of productBlack
Weight0.66 lb
Diameter2.80 in
Length2.44 in
Filter size
2.05 in
Filter thread
Hood supplied
Tripod collar

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Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro Review: Digital Photography Review
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