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

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

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

B&H # OL3035ED MFR # V312040BU000
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Product Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 60mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements, One EDA Element
  • Maximum Magnification: 1.25x
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 3.7"
  • Minimum Working Distance: 0.6"
  • MSC High-Speed Imager AF System
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
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Olympus 30mm f/3.5 overview

  • 1Description

A svelte lens designed for close-up photography, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens from Olympus is a 60mm equivalent prime for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Characterized by its 1.25x greater-than-life size maximum magnification, this lens also has a 3.7" minimum focusing distance, for a minimum working distance of 0.6", to greatly benefit working with close-up subjects in great detail. This close-focusing capability has a simple, yet effective optical design that incorporates one aspherical element, one Dual Super Aspherical (DSA) element, and one Extra-Low Dispersion Aspherical (EDA) element to minimize spherical and chromatic aberrations for improved sharpness and clarity.

A Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) autofocus system is also used for high-speed focusing performance that is equally quiet and accurate to benefit photographers and filmmakers alike. Manual focus control is also available, and the lens supports select OM-D and PEN cameras' Focus Bracketing modes for improved depth of field when working with macro subjects.

Prime 30mm macro lens is designed for Micro Four Thirds system cameras and offers a 60mm equivalent focal length.
The optical design incorporates one DSA element, one aspherical element, and one EDA element, which all contribute to reducing spherical aberrations, chromatic aberrations, and color fringing for improved sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy.
Well-suited to macro shooting, this lens affords a greater-than-life size 1.25x maximum magnification along with a 3.7" minimum focusing distance, and a 0.6" minimum working distance.
A MSC autofocus system provides quick, quiet, and precise focusing performance to benefit both still photo shooting and movie recording.
Compatible with select PEN and OM-D cameras' Focus Bracketing feature to extend the effective depth of field when working with macro subjects.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 050332190603
In the Box
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens
  • LC-46 Lens Cap for Select M.Zuiko Lenses
  • LR-2 Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Olympus 30mm f/3.5 specs

    Focal Length 30mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 60 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
    Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
    Angle of View 40°
    Minimum Focus Distance 3.74" / 9.5 cm
    Magnification 1.25x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:0.8
    Optical Design 7 Elements in 6 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Autofocus Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 46 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.36 x 2.24" / 60 x 57 mm
    Weight 4.52 oz / 128 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.1 x 3.5 x 3.4"

    Olympus 30mm f/3.5 reviews

    M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 29.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Persistence & patience pay off.... I ordered this lens in December and did not receive it until May due to it being on constant backorder. I've taken some test shots and so far pleased with its macro/bokeh capability and also in use as a general lens. Color and Clarity of my compositions are excellent on both my OMD 5 and PL 7. I did not give "I love it" rating yet until I use it extensively on a trip. Pending results on a trip, I'll review it again and give "I love it" rating if it's warranted in my humble opinion. I've always been pleased with my Olympus and Panasonic lenses that I own for my Olympus cameras. My first micro thirds model is the EP-2 that I still enjoy using.
    Date published: 2018-05-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent macro lens for the price point. I ordered this lens from B&H on December 1, 2017 when it was advertised at a special price that I couldn't resist. I had to wait 5 months to get the lens, since it was back ordered, but I am glad that I patiently waited and must give kudos to B&H for finally providing the lens at the advertised price. The lens is a wonderful addition to my macro lens collection. I had some fun photographing ants with the 30mm macro lens. This ant appeared to be resting on a one inch metal washer while I took the shot. The 30mm macro lens provides a pleasing result with a very narrow depth of field. The magnification is really good if you can get close to the subject.
    Date published: 2018-05-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Closer than 1:1 magnification in a lightweight optic! The M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens is an exceptionally good optic for M43 users, allowing you to focus closer than any other lens designed for the M43 format. I prefer this lens over the M.Zuiko ED 60mm f2.8 Macro. You can actually do super macro photography with this lens, though lighting will be an issue as the lens can nearly touch the subject of focus. I have taken pictures of water droplets on dandelions with this lens, using a 300 lumen flashlight as a light source, and the results were amazing.
    Date published: 2017-05-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fine macro lens There are two choices for a 30mm macro for MFT, this Olympus lens and the Panasonic. The Panasonic has a bit wider aperture but the Olympus focuses closer and that is why I chose the Olympus. At this price, this is a fine macro lens. It is not large, light and quite sharp both for macro and general purpose work. Those of you who photograph insects will likely want a longer focal length. Otherwise, this is a great choice. In the accompanying photos, the one of lilac flowers, which are quite small, was taken at a close distance with an aperture of f/4.
    Date published: 2017-04-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from ALot for the money Call this a first impression review but wow. I've only taken a few photos but they came out amazing. At 1.25X on the chip and hi-res shot mode of 80mp in RAW with my Pen f it's like having a microscope at my disposal. I'm looking at the image at an effective mag of 40X on the screen with no visible pixels. Oh, and focus bracketing is a snap with this lens.
    Date published: 2016-10-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from An eye opener into the macro world I never really considered a macro lens, but this one went on sale for $99 and I couldn't say no. To my eyes, it is sharp and reasonably nicely built - like 25 and 45mm. I am experimenting with macro photography and like the idea of seeing small things big. Also, I am using it to photograph my medium format negatives sitting above my tablet running a flashlight app for illumination. I basically got a negative scanner that produces wonderful results. I invert the curves in Lightroom and do toning / curve manipulations in silver efex. I can resolve grain with Delta100 on 6x7 negatives, and the resultant prints with good paper are very close to traditional silver prints!� So, it has many uses and fun to explore with!!
    Date published: 2018-01-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp Affordable Macro Lens for Micro Four Thirds This is an excellent macro lens with excellent sharpness and magnification, which is equivalent to 2.5x in 35mm terms. For the price I got this on Black Friday was truly an absolute bargain. Minimum focusing distance is around 1cm from the front of the lens, so this is something to keep in mind. Also due to wider focal length and since the lens being a F3.5 lens, bokeh is not very creamy and somewhat distracting. But this is not a flaw of the lens as it is simple physics. Overall I am very satisfied with this lens and will continue to buy items from B&H as their service is great.
    Date published: 2018-01-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great little lens perfectly paired with GH5 and its IBIS I'm more of a video than stills guy but wanted to dabble with macro for fun. I bought this on sale here at B&H for around $200 which for what you get in terms of quality is a steal. The color rendition is quite nice, it's very sharp and combined with the GH5 image stabilization I've found it fairly easy to use. The 1.25x magnification is super neat and can really reveal the intricate beauty of the world around us. I don't know much about macro or even still photography in general but I do know that this lens met my needs as an amateur/enthusiast perfectly. Pros: Very affordable, strong magnification, solid build, sharp, great color Cons: With no native stabilization in the lens itself it might be tricky if you're shooting on a MFT body without IS. This focal length is also tricky for insect photography as you really have to get close to your subject. If you're like me; somebody who wants to dabble in macro or maybe even a semi-pro who's lacking a macro lens in their bag you really can't go wrong with this lens.
    Date published: 2017-08-15
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    • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
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