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

BH #OL3035ED • MFR #V312040BU000
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 60mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements, One EDA Element
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.
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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f/3.5 Macro Overview

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

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

Focal Length30mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 60mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View40°
Minimum Focus Distance3.74" / 9.5 cm
Maximum Magnification1.25x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1.25:1
Optical Design7 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size46 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.36 x 2.24" / 60 x 57 mm
Length at Maximum Extension2.37" / 60.1 mm
Weight4.52 oz / 128 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.1 x 3.5 x 3.4"

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

Really nice

By Dillon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-13

A lot of people seem to wonder why anyone bothers with all the short focal length macro lenses like this 30mm f3.5 lens, the Nikon Z 50mm f2.8 MC, the Nikon 55mm micro, and similar lenses like that. These short lenses really shine when you're trying to do copy work since it lets you use a shorter and stiffer stand even with larger documents. These are also great lenses for transmissive scanning where you shine a light behind the transparency and great lenses for scanning film. You can scan an 8x10 negative at a reasonable distance with a shorter macro lens like this. The other question people ask is why so slow. If you're doing a lot of macro work, depth of field is pretty much nil. You really need to stop down the lens or use some focus stacking with certain subjects. F3.5 does not give me enough depth of field for some of the subjects I shoot. With a smaller aperture you don't need as many slices when stacking or to stop down so much. If you need a portrait lens, get an actual portrait lens because this is probably not what you are looking for, and if you do insects or some flowers get the longer macros so you don't have to be in their faces and can get better illumination. If you're doing copy work or don't mind having more depth of field for other kinds of photos, this is the lens to get. I wish there was a way to see my magnification ratio on this lens or have an MF clutch, but I can figure that out through measurement if I need to. In the meantime, this is really working well for me for copy work. Love this! You can also use this with the Nikon ES-2 set. I don't personally do this, but I've seen more than one setup with the ES-2, and many people seem to be using this combination for their day to day film scanning. The high-res shot mode really works well for scanning since nothing is moving, and you get a lot more dynamic range this way.

a great walk-about lens

By Mark D
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-27

If you like prime lenses, this is a great alternative to a larger zoom lens.

A Great Macro Lens

By Edward
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-22

The Olympus 30mm f/3.5 macro lens is a great inexpensive complement to their flagship 60mm f/2.8 macro lens. The wider focal length gives greater depth of field, and it focuses faster than the 60mm. It is a great lens for insect and flower photography, is light and small and has excellent optical quality.

Having A LOT of fun with this lens

By Megan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-21

I photograph and survey insects, mostly bees that are very small. I'm definitely no macro expert but his lens gets great macro shots. It took a little to get used to shooting with a designated macro lens but not long at all. I have this paired with my Panasonic DMC-GX85 micro four thirds camera.

Hidden Gem

By Carl
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-02

I purchased this lens (low end of spectrum price-wise) and am thrilled with it. I've shot two product videos with it on my Lumix GH4 and it's an awesome little lens and the perfect addition for my video needs.

Very nice and sharp but...

By Luis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-11

I love the size and the weight of this small jewel. is the equivalent of 60mm full frame lens, but is just kind slow glass f3.5 for the size but in today's system being slow it is not a really a big deal.

great affordable macro lense from M. Zuiko

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-04

This is a good lens to have. You can take close ups of items far better and compose some fascinating photography.

Contact me in a month

By Frank
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-15

Haven't used it enough yet for a review.

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