Lens Reviews

This was the first 'professional' lens I purchased when deciding to purchase my E-1. My E-1 was bundled with a 14-45 I kit lens, but I was never really impressed with its image quality, specifications or build. It was good enough to get me started, but after a couple of days shooting I was hitting the boundaries of its capabilities and longing for something more substantial.

As we do a lot of small item photography at PhotoArk, a macro lens is a fundamental requirement for our business. Not that we do not have one already - two exist in our collection; an Olympus Digital Zuiko 50mm f2 and the Olympus Zuiko 80mm f4. Given that Ethan now uses a K-5 it made sense to get a dedicated macro lens for the Pentax system.