Olympus Zuiko 50mm f3.5 Macro Vs Pentax 50mm f4 Macro Review

Olympus Zuiko 50mm f3.5 Macro Vs Pentax 50mm f4 Macro Review

– Comparison video between two great vintage macro camera lenses.

There are quite a few classic, vintage macro lenses that were made for film cameras in the 60’s, 70’s, and early 80’s. The Olympus and Pentax 50mm lenses compared here are two of the smallest, sharpest, and best overall macro lenses available at a low price.

Olympus Zuiko 50mm f3.5 Macro Specs:
Focal Length: 50mm
Max Aperture: 3.5
Lens Mount: Olympus OM
Min. Focus: 0.23 mm
Macro Reproduction ratio: 1:2
Filter Size: 49 mm
Multicoated: Yes
Weight: 200g

Pentax 50mm f4 Macro Specs:
Focal Length: 50mm
Max Aperture: F4
Min Aperture: F32
Lens Mount: Pentax K
Aperture Ring: Yes
Diaphragm: Automatic, 5 blades
Optics: 4 elements, 3 groups
Mount Variant: K Mount
Focusing: Manual
Min Focus: 23cm
Max Magnification: 0.45x
Filter Size: 49mm
Internal Focus: No
Hood: Not needed
Case: Dedicated hard case
Lens Cap: Plastic clip on
Coating: SMC
Diameter X Length: 63 x 42.5mm
Weight: 160g
Weather Sealing: No
Production Years: 1977 to 1984

Thanks again to Tuber ‘Zenography‘ for this vintage manual lens shootout.