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Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter

B&H # OLMCONP01 Mfr # 261550
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Product Highlights
  • Fits Select M.Zuiko Digital Lenses
  • Works with Micro Four Thirds PEN Cameras
  • 1 Element / 1 Group

The Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter was especially designed for use with the Olympus PEN Micro Four Thirds cameras. When used in combination with select M.Zuiko lenses, various levels of magnification are achieved. For instance, using the MCON-P01 with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm lens will yield a magnification of 0.4x with Micro Four Thirds and 0.8x for the 35mm format.

The MCON-P01 helps you capture a detailed view of all small, fascinating subjects. Whether you're into photographing stamps and jewelry, or you simply want to take a closer look at the world around you, this converter lens is an economical addition to your PEN, or otherwise compatible set-up.

Macro Beauty
If you like to take pictures of flowers, insects or stamps - or anything small - then this converter is right for you. Using your existing lens or lenses, you can extend the range of your PEN to take stunning macro-style pictures with impressive detail and interesting perspectives
Compatibility
Fits your M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II, M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6
Lens Combinations
  • Master Lens M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6
    (Focal length set to maximum tele position recommended)
    Focusing Range: 0.42-0.57m; Magnification: 0.47x (Micro Four Thirds) /0.94x (35mm format)

  • Master Lens M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6
    (Focal length set to maximum tele position recommended)
    Focusing range: 0.35-0.57m, Magnification: 0.4x (Micro Four Thirds) / 0.8x (35mm format)

  • Master Lens M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II
    (Focal length set to maximum tele position recommended)
    Not compatible with previous versions of this lens
    Focusing range: 0.24-0.51m, Magnification: 0.28x (Micro Four Thirds) / 0.56x (35mm format)
    Macro adapter MA-P01 (included) is required for attaching the MCON-P01
Lens Construction 1 element / 1 group
Weight 0.8 oz / 23g
Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter
  • MA-P01 Macro Adapter
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    OlympusMCON-P01 Macro Converter
     
    3.8

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (16)
    • Easily interchangeable (10)
    • Consistent output (6)
    • Durable (3)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro photography (15)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (8), Casual photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The MCON-PO1 Macro Converter

      I love how handy it is and I was quite pleased with the result when I attached it to my lenses. Slight chromatic aberrations but negligible. For the price, you can't go wrong.

      I love how handy it is and I was quite pleased with the result when I attached it to my lenses. Slight chromatic aberrations but negligible. For the price, you can't go wrong.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Will not replace a dedicated macro lens

      The macro convertor was tested on a M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 Zoom lens.
      The Pros: Small, inexpensive and easy to install and use.
      The cons: Not any...Read complete review

      The macro convertor was tested on a M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 Zoom lens.
      The Pros: Small, inexpensive and easy to install and use.
      The cons: Not any better then other "close up" filter type lenses.
      Do not expect to produce close up images that will enhance your creativity.
      The chromatic aberrations were quite bad, and made many of the photos
      unusable. Save your money and purchase a dedicated macro lens, even a used
      and inexpensive off brand lens would produce better images.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      The MCON-PO1 Macro Converter

      By Sheila

      from NJ

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter:

        I love how handy it is and I was quite pleased with the result when I attached it to my lenses. Slight chromatic aberrations but negligible. For the price, you can't go wrong.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Will not replace a dedicated macro lens

        By Zolton

        from san Diego, CA

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter:

            The macro convertor was tested on a M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 Zoom lens.
            The Pros: Small, inexpensive and easy to install and use.
            The cons: Not any better then other "close up" filter type lenses.
            Do not expect to produce close up images that will enhance your creativity.
            The chromatic aberrations were quite bad, and made many of the photos
            unusable. Save your money and purchase a dedicated macro lens, even a used
            and inexpensive off brand lens would produce better images.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Adds even more versatility to PEN system

            By Mark

            from CT

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter:

              Cant beat for the price. Takes detailed macroes and adds even more versatility to my Pen system without taking up much space in the bag or emptying the wallet.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Works for Me

              By Erg the kayaking photographer

              from MetroWest MA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to attach
              • Lightweight
              • Small

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter:

                The MCON-P01 makes my Olympus 14-150 into a very useful macro lens.

                It's not as crispy clear as a dedicated macro lens, but it does a really nice job.

                On the 14-150, the focusing range (7" from the end of the lens) allows you to be far enough away to make this a useful macro lens out in the field. (In comparison, subject is about 2" from the front of the 12-50 in macro mode.)

                Need to atttach this to a telephoto lens (150mm) to get good macro effect.

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                • No

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Web Quality Jewelry Photos

                By Tiny Worlds Jewelry

                from Davis, California

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography

                  Comments about Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter:

                  We use it to photograph jewelry for our Etsy site

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Portable

                  By Luke

                  from Texas

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Poor in Low Light

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter:

                    Not as sharp as I expected but can't beat the price.

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Not much to it but it does the trick

                    By Lee

                    from Deltona, FL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Cheap materials

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography

                      Comments about Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter:

                      Used it with my 40-150mm and it took an almost 1:1 macro. Images look sharp.

                      An inconvenience having to remove the UV filter but this is not an everyday use lens. I only need it for certain situations.

                      If I was into macro photography I would get a real macro lens.

                      I feel this would not hold up to everyday use. I gave it 4 stars because like a lot of Olympus lenses it is cheaply made.

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great with the 40-150mm

                      By selfishbrat

                      from Wellington, NZ

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro Photography

                        Comments about Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter:

                        Although this macro conversion lens can be attached to the olympus 14-42mm MKII, it works best with the olympus 40-150mm. Considering it's less than a 15th of the cost of the panasonic 45mm f2.8, it's a steal. The only problem is you can't attach filters while this conversion lens is attached to your main lens. Do note that with this conversion lens attached, the focusing distance of any lenses you use are limited.

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        Considering cost..works well.

                        By Grumpop

                        from Wyomissing, PA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Nice Bokeh

                        Cons

                        • Poor in Low Light
                        • Slow Focus

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro Photography

                        Comments about Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter:

                        Great for the hobbyist who needs to take some Macro photos now and then. Works well for me on my coin collection, close up of flowers and even minute insects. What is a con for it is that it only works with certain Olympus lenses.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Nice addition

                        By RJ

                        from Cleveland area, OH

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Nice Bokeh

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro Photography

                          Comments about Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter:

                          While this doesn't take the place of a true macro lens, it's nice to be able to turn my 40-150mm lens into a macro lens. This converter is easy to use and so compact it can fit in my pocket.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Up close and personal

                          By stuvik

                          from Newcastle, NSW, Australia

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Macro Photography

                            Comments about Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter:

                            This macro convertor lets your 14-42mm kit lens get a little bit closer to the subject. It's not a microscope so don't expect too much considering the low pricetag. It will get you a better macro shot than you would on the kit lens however.

                            As I said in my fisheye convertor review, if you're after a light camera bag setup, this convertor, as well as the fisheye and macro convertors, stack well into a single lens spot in your camera bag and give your 14-42mm lens some added versatility

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                            5.0

                            Great!

                            By J_Midas

                            from FL

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Macro Photography

                              Comments about Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter:

                              So far I am very happy with MCON-P01 Macro converter. Picture looks great!

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              one size did not fit all

                              By Dectracy

                              from Wells, ME

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Tough To Attach

                              Best Uses

                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter:

                              The lens fit my 42-150mm omfortablly but not the 14-42mm. For that reason I opted to return it.

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                              • No

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                              3.0

                              Handy for on-the-go Macro Shooting

                              By Artisfrtsy

                              from Eureka Springs, AR

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Difficult to Clean
                              • Weak Casing

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro Photography

                              Comments about Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter:

                              This is a nice inexpensive add on. As an EP-2 owner my kit lens doesn't work with adaptors, so I upgraded to the newer version. This adaptor also works on the 40-150 lens and that's where I use it the most. It's plastic so you have to be careful with the surfaces, but it weighs almost nothing - so it's easy to toss in your pocket.

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                              • No

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                              (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              Okay

                              By laulley

                              from Utah

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter:

                                    It didn't fit both of my kit lenses, so I was disappointed.

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                                    • No

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                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Worth The Money

                                    By Jim

                                    from Bay City, MI

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Output
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Macro Photography

                                      Comments about Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter:

                                      For the money, this is hard to beat. The depth of field is very shallow at the low f stops so I would recommend shooting at somewhere near f8. This won't replace a full blown macro for detail but image quality is acceptable. If you do a lot of macro work I would get the Oly 35mm macro and a lens adaptor instead. If you are going to use this macro converter on a 14-42mm II R lens, you will need the MA-PO1 adaptor. Was told this by an agent at Olympus.

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                                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Worth The Money

                                      By Jim

                                      from Bay City, MI

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent Output
                                      • Easily Interchangeable
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Macro Photography

                                        Comments about Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter:

                                        I needed something to get a little closer to subjects that I use in articles I write and this macro converter works well for that. At low f stops there is very little depth of field so a flash is necessary if you want to use a higher f stop indoors. Bottom line is that for the money I feel it's a good buy. It certainly won't take the place of a full blown macro but then again it doesn't cost four to five hundred bucks either. If you use it on a 14-42 Olympus R series lens you will need a MA-PO1 adaptor. For the 14-42mm II lens the correct adaptor is already installed on the macro converter. It is a bayonet mount that twists right on the end of the lens with a positive click.

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                                        • No

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                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Extras for the PEN

                                        By Photowala

                                        from Bangalore, India

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent Output
                                        • Easily Interchangeable
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Macro Photography

                                          Comments about Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter:

                                          The primary point for Micro 4/3ds is that they are so much smaller and lighter than full frame SLRs. This becomes another light and small accessory that does expand the Olympus Pen system. I use this on a 14-150mm M Zuiko Lens. It does not fit the 17mm lens. Does its job admirably.

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                                          4.0

                                          Macro Converter Lens

                                          By bing

                                          from Avon Lake, OH

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easily Interchangeable
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                          • Weak Casing

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Macro Photography

                                          Comments about Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter:

                                          Used to copy photograph old photos.

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                                          • No

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