Inch by inch
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Olympus 45mm f/1.8
Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter
Today the UPS man brought me the Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter. It’s a bayonet mounted close-up lens which can be attached to several different Olympus lenses. The 45mm f/1.8 is not actually listed as being compatible, but I believe this is simply a case of Olympus not updating their compatibility list, as the two seem to work fine together. While not being a substitute for a true macro lens, or even for the “gold standard” Canon close-up lenses, the MCON-P01 will do the trick in a pinch. Sharpness when used with the 45mm f/1.8 is decent, and aberrations are kept to a minimum. The MCON-P01 is a handy item to have when you want to travel light, and would rather not carry a dedicated macro lens. It’s also valuable to those who only occasionally require macro capabilities.