Maximum image magnification of 2.5x
Maximum image magnification comparison
This lens boasts a maximum 2.5x[*] image magnification, the highest level for a macro lens with a standard focusing range. With performance like this, you can photograph a world invisible to the unaided eye.
- 35mm equivalent
- Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.
OM-D E-M1 ＋ M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro, F3.5, 1/50sec., ISO200
OM-D E-M1 ＋ M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro, F3.5, 1/20sec., ISO200
PEN E-PL7 ＋ M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro, F5.0, 1/25sec., ISO200
PEN E-PL7 ＋ M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro, F3.5, 1/25sec., ISO200
Superb optical performance that provides beautiful images
Lens construction diagram
Beautiful circular bokeh
Competitor macro lens
F3.5, 0.3 sec., ISO200
M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro
F3.5, 0.4 sec., ISO200
Superb optical performance results in virtually distortion-free, beautiful circular shaped bokeh.
Fast AF ensures that you don’t miss a photo opportunity
Fast AF for capturing split-second movement
A lighter design for the focusing lens group makes this item 20 to 30% faster. You’ll never miss the perfect moment.
- According to Olympus testing conditions
Compatible with Focus Bracketing, perfect for macro shooting
OM-D E-M1+M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro
Focus Bracketing, which slightly shifts the focus location in multiple shots, can be used for macro shooting. Using this function and photo editing software to composite the recorded images, you can create shots that look good enough to be in an illustrated encyclopedia.
- Cameras equipped with Focus Bracketing mode: E-M1 firmware V4.0 and later, E-M5 Mark II firmware V2.0 and later, E-M10 Mark II, and PEN-F (as of May 2016)
5-axis Image Stabilisation provides powerful support for handheld macro photography
By using this lens with a camera equipped with 5-axis IS (image stabilisation), image blur that often occurs in macro photography due to camera shift is minimized due to the powerful camera shift compensation provided by the 5-axis IS system. This lets you shoot macro photos handheld, with confidence.
- Cameras equipped with 5-axis IS: E-M1, E-M5 Mark II, E-M5, E-M10 Mark II, PEN-F, and E-P5 (as of May 2016)
Compatible with Olympus’ underwater shooting system
This lens is compatible with the separately available underwater shooting system for authentic underwater macro shooting.
- The maximum image magnification when using an underwater protector is approx. 0.7x (35mm equivalent: approx. 1.4x).
- Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.
- Screen captures in the monitor are composite images.
|Focal Length||30mm (35mm equivalent focal length: 60mm)|
|Lens Construction||7 Elements in 6 Groups (1 DSA lens, 1 EDA lens, 1 aspherical lens)|
|Focusing System||High-speed Imager AF (MSC)|
|Angle of View||40°|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0.095m|
|Maximum Image Magnification||1.25x (35mm equivalent maximum image magnification: 2.5x)|
|Minimum Field Size||13.9 x 10.4mm|
|Number of Blades||7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)|
|Box Contents||LC-46 Lens Cap, LR-2 Lens Rear Cap, Instruction Manual and Warranty Card|
Depth of field
When focusing on a subject, there is an area behind and in front of the focused point that is also in focus. This area is called depth of field. The amount of area behind a focused point will always be greater than the area in front of the focused point regardless of aperture. Depth of field becomes deeper when the focal length is short (wide-angle lens), the focusing distance is long, and aperture is small.
Depth of field tables (focal length : 30mm)
Columns : aperture values / Rows: focusing distance (m) 
|3.5||0.095 to 0.095||0.100 to 0.100||0.130 to 0.130||0.150 to 0.150||0.199 to 0.201||0.488 to 0.513||0.947 to 1.060||1.784 to 2.278||3.802 to 7.334||15.45 to ∞|
|4.0||0.095 to 0.095||0.100 to 0.100||0.130 to 0.130||0.149 to 0.151||0.199 to 0.201||0.487 to 0.514||0.941 to 1.068||1.763 to 2.314||3.703 to 7.737||13.908 to ∞|
|5.6||0.095 to 0.095||0.100 to 0.100||0.130 to 0.130||0.149 to 0.151||0.198 to 0.202||0.482 to 0.520||0.919 to 1.099||1.681 to 2.477||3.346 to 10.03||9.850 to ∞|
|8||0.095 to 0.095||0.100 to 0.100||0.129 to 0.131||0.149 to 0.151||0.197 to 0.203||0.474 to 0.529||0.889 to 1.146||1.578 to 2.752||2.947 to 17.32||6.991 to ∞|
|11||0.095 to 0.095||0.100 to 0.100||0.129 to 0.131||0.149 to 0.151||0.196 to 0.204||0.465 to 0.542||0.851 to 1.221||1.453 to 3.267||2.525 to ∞||4.966 to ∞|
|16||0.095 to 0.095||0.100 to 0.100||0.129 to 0.131||0.148 to 0.152||0.195 to 0.205||0.452 to 0.562||0.802 to 1.346||1.307 to 4.465||2.102 to ∞||3.532 to ∞|
|22||0.095 to 0.095||0.099 to 0.101||0.128 to 0.132||0.147 to 0.153||0.193 to 0.208||0.435 to 0.594||0.742 to 1.580||1.147 to 9.419||1.704 to ∞||2.519 to ∞|
- 1 The diameter of the permissible circle of confusion is 1/60mm.
- Specifications are subject to change without notice.