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Olympus Zuiko Digital 50mm 1:2.0 Macro - £580

Sharpness test

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Sharpness isn't that great wide open, with some of the weakest results out of the eight lenses, but at small apertures sharpness is excellent.

Fringing test

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The centre of the frame shows low fringing, and although this rises slightly towards the edges, it's kept under control.

Distortion test

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The Olympus produces the most distortion in the test, and significantly more than the next worst lens, the Nikon 105mm.

Image test verdict

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Control over chromatic aberration and sharpness is excellent overall, and even when you get to the narrowest apertures, results are still good.

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