Bud Cook , Aug 30, 2001; 08:34 a.m.
In my opinion, if you have a choice between these two lenses, you would be better off with the 60 Macro Elmarit. It's been my *normal* SLR lens for 34 years. Not only is it a great macro lens but it's performance at infinity is outstanding. The 60mm focal length is actually a plus for me because I'm interested in slides so I have to crop when I expose the picture. My wife collects Hummel figurines and the the 60 Macro Elmarit reproduces the hand painted surfaces with amazing detail.
One other interesting thing I've discovered is that using the 60 with a 2X extender results in a 120 macro with surprising performance.