Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter

Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter

Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter

B&H # OLMCONP01 MFR # 261550
No Longer Available

Product Highlights

  • Fits Select M.Zuiko Digital Lenses
  • Works with Micro Four Thirds PEN Cameras
  • 1 Element / 1 Group

Olympus MCON-P01 Overview

  • 1Description

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
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
In the Box
Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter
  • MA-P01 Macro Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Olympus MCON-P01 Specs

    Lens Construction 1 element / 1 group
    Weight 0.8 oz / 23g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.5 x 3.4 x 2.6"

    Olympus MCON-P01 Reviews

    MCON-P01 Macro Converter is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 28.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth The Money 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.
    Date published: 2011-11-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works for Me 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.
    Date published: 2013-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job nicely...superb value I've only snapped a few things with this lens converter, but it was enough to impress me. I'm always fascinated by the macro world, often taking close-ups of flowers or a bee pollinating one, but I could never get as close as I wanted. Cue this converter. It clicked on perfectly on my E-PM1 and, as you can see by the two pics I've put on here, does the job quite nicely. While it will never duplicate what a proper macro lens can do, for $ bucks, it offers a great compromise for value and performance. I'm just someone who likes to take nice pictures, and this made an excellent addition to my kit.Only drawback I can think of is that you are unable to mount it with filters, as with any lens converter, but that's part of the deal. Fortunately, being a graphic designer and Photoshop user, I can simply tweak the resulting photo in RAW format to my liking.
    Date published: 2015-01-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth The Money 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.
    Date published: 2011-11-02
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2013-07-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Extras for the PEN 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.
    Date published: 2011-09-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
    Date published: 2014-03-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great with the 40-150mm 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.
    Date published: 2012-07-10
    • y_2019, m_4, d_19, h_15
    • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.12
    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_28
    • loc_en_US, sid_755144, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
    • clientName_bhphotovideo


    Will this work with the Olympus 75mm f1.8 lens and thus allow me to shoot portraits closer to the subject? Is there any loss of optical quality with this lens? Will it also work with the Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 pro lens also? Thank you
    Asked by: Justin
    Unfortunately no, this macro converter is only compatible with the lenses listed in the Overview: 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
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    does this lens work with the OLYMPUS PEN E-PL5?
    Asked by: gloria o.
    Yes, very well thank you!
    Answered by: George L.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Is this designed to work with the 14-150 version 2 ?
    Asked by: Michael L.
    I have a 14-150 lens , but i dont kwon if this is versin 1 or 2, im Sorry .
    Answered by: angel a.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    I am new to all of this, so help would be appreciated. We have Olympus em 10 and the 14-42 mm pancake kit lens. We're about to buy the 40-150 f/4.0-5.6 R Lens as well. I would like to buy a macro converter for close up nature pictures. Am I better off with the MCON-P01 to use with the 40-150, or MCON-P02 to use with the 14-42?
    Asked by: Mandy M.
    Personally I would use the P01 with the 40-150. I feel like I would be a little too close with the 14-42. I shoot a lot of flowers and sometimes the bloom I want isn't on the outside of the patch. Personal preference though. I think you'd be fine either way.
    Answered by: Gary R.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    it seems is not compatible whith EZ 14-42mmm pancake?
    Asked by: Jorge L.
    No, it's not compatible
    Answered by: Bogdan D.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
    • y_2019, m_4, d_19, h_15CST
    • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_2.0.12
    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_5
    • loc_en_US, sid_755144, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=HAS_STAFF_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
    • clientName_bhphotovideo
    Be the first to review this item
    Customer Photos

    Olympus MCON-P01 Q&A

    Olympus MCON-P01 Accessories

    See any errors on this page? Let us know.