OM System 30mm F3.5 Macro M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED lens

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Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED lens

  • 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

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 colour fringing for improved sharpness, clarity, and colour 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.

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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