Olympus M. Zuiko Premium 30mm f/3.5 Macro ED Lens Review

2 sec | f/16.0 | 115.0 mm | ISO 100

This new lens from Olympus is part of the Premium range, a selection of high-quality prime lenses for the MFT system cameras. 30mm equates to a “35mm format equivalent” of 60mm, quite a useful focal length, if somewhat unusual. Let’s have a look in more detail and see how the lens handles and performs, using the Lumix G6 body for this review.

Handling and Features

The lens can only be described as compact, and as such, it is ideal wherever it is desired to keep equipment to a minimum. It weighs in at a very modest 128g and although it may be tiny it is also obviously well made using high-grade plastic materials. The finish is excellent.

The front element is also tiny and we can see the 7 bladed, rounded diaphragm quite clearly. The filter size is 46mm, which is in keeping with the overall size of the lens. No lens hood is provided, which is a pity as it is always a desirable accessory for any lens. The front element is not so recessed that it would be redundant.

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