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PANASONIC LUMIX G LEICA DG MACRO-ELMAR LENS, 45MM, F2.8 ASPH., PROFESSIONAL MIRRORLESS MICRO FOUR THIRDS, MEGA OPTICAL I.S., H-ES045 (USA BLACK)
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- 45mm focal length; equivalent to 90mm on a 35mm film camera
- Uses both an aspherical lens and an ED lens comprised of fourteen lenses arranged in ten groups
- Inner focus motor system makes action smooth and silent when capturing still and video content
- Minimum focus distance can instantly be changed to 150mm or 500mm
- Used with Lumix G Micro System Cameras, allows for use of the advanced contrast Auto Focus (AF) system
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Devices||DMC-GF3CT, DMC-GH2HK, DMC-GF3CK, DMC-GH2S-BODY-ONLY, DMC-GX1KS, DMC-GX1SBODY, DMC-GX1KK, DMC-GX1KBODY, DMC-GX1XK, DMC-GX1XS, DMC-G3KR, DMC-GF2KK, DMC-GH2KK, DMC-GF3XW, DMC-GF3XR, DMC-GF3KK, DMC-GF3CR, DMC-GF3XK, DMC-GF3KBODY, DMC-GF3CW, DMC-GF3KW, DMC-GF3KR, DMC-GF3XT, DMC-GF3KT, DMC-GF2CS, DMC-G3KT, DMC-GF1C-K, DMC-GH1K, DMC-GH1K-Body-Only, DMC-GF2CK, DMC-GF2CW, DMC-GF2KW, DMC-GF2KR, DMC-GF2KS, DMC-GF2CR, DMC-GH2K-BODY-ONLY, DMC-GH2KS, DMC-G3KBODY, DMC-G3KW, DMC-G3KK, DMC-G1K, DMW-LPL46, DMW-LMC46, DMW-LND46, DMC-G10K, DMC-G1A, DMC-G1R, DMC-G2A, DMC-G2K, DMC-G2R, DMC-GF1K-K|
|Compatible Mountings||Micro Four Thirds|
|Included Components||Front & Lens Caps - Lens Hood - Lens Storage|
|Item Dimensions||2.48 x 2.48 x 2.48 inches|
|Item Weight||0.5 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.15 m|
|Material Type||Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||45 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||FourThirds|
|Minimum Focal Length||45 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||14|
|Number of Groups||10|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||46 mm|
|Shipping Weight||0.85 pounds|
For LUMIX G Series Digital SLR Cameras Micro Four Thirds Mount 90mm Equivalent In 35mm Format Capture Subjects in Actual 1:1 Size Minimum Focus Distance 0.5'
From the Manufacturer
The world's first Leica Micro Four Thirds lens, the Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm/F2.8 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S., features exceptional image quality in a compact size.
The Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm/F2.8 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. (equivalent to 90mm on a 35mm film camera), features outstanding image quality that meets the renowned Leica standard. The new Leica lens uses both an aspherical lens and an ED lens comprised of fourteen lenses arranged in ten groups. This lens takes advantage of the Micro Four Thirds specifications to achieve a dramatic size decrease, while also minimizing distortion and glare. Panasonic's Mega Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.) suppresses the blurring that is commonly caused by hand-shake, making it easy to shoot sharply-focused macro shots even in dimly-lit places without the need for a tripod.
The Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm/F2.8 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens incorporates an inner focus motor system that makes action smooth and silent when capturing still and video content. By flipping a switch on the lens barrel, the minimum focus distance can instantly be changed to 150mm or 500mm (approximately 5.9 inches or 19.7 inches respectively). This lens excels when taking portraits, mid-range snapshots and landscapes, in addition to macro shots.
When mounted on Lumix G Micro System Cameras, the Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm/F2.8 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens allows for use of the advanced contrast Auto Focus (AF) system, which includes Panasonic's Face Recognition functions. It's comprised of seven blades, which produce an attractive and smooth background blur effect when shooting at larger aperture settings. These lenses also feature a highly-reliable metal mount, and use multi-coated lens elements to minimize glare and further enhance optical performance.
Top customer reviews
Most of the technical aspects have already been mentioned, so I'll just spout some personal opinions. I personally love the lens. The macro functionality is fun, and very sharp and well magnified. It is pretty difficult, but not impossible, to use hand held. I've used tripods for some nice stable shots that are beautiful, though I should probably get an actual macro setup at some point.
I also like it's use as a short telephoto and Portrait. While this lens is pretty expensive (I got a like new used at ~$500), it has both portrait and macro functionality, and is very sharp. If you want to use Macro, buying the cheaper 45mm 1.8 would require another lens either (such as the 60mm Macro or an adapted lens). Since I wanted to kill two birds with 1 stone, I decided this was the better buy.
If you don't plan to use the macro at all, while this is quite good, the Olympus may be a better choice (or a nice adapted lens, such as the Minolta Rokkor-X 50mm 1:1.4 manual focus lens or Minolta Lens MC Rokkor-X PF 1:1.7 F=50mm Camera Lens.)
Most recent customer reviews
Great sharpness and color
Nice looking bokeh
Macro and Portrait in one
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