Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit Aspherical Lens Mega O.I.S. for Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Systems

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About Panasonic 45mm F/2.8 Mirrorless

The world's first Leica Micro Four Thirds lens, the LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm/F2.8 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. which features exceptional image quality in a compact size. Both lenses are compatible with Panasonic's LUMIX G Series Micro Four Thirds standard digital cameras, which include the award-winning LUMIX DMC-G1 and LUMIX DMC-GH1 models; and the LUMIX DMC-GF1

, 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 needfor 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. lenses allow for use of the advanced contrast Auto Focus (AF) system, which includes Panasonic's Face Recognition functions. Both lenses are 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.

The Panasonic 45mm F/2.8 Mirrorless is commonly used for Macro photography and more.The Panasonic 45mm F/2.8 Mirrorless is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Panasonic 45mm F/2.8 Mirrorless is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Panasonic 45mm F/2.8 Mirrorless: Consistent output, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easily interchangeable (6),Lightweight (6),Nice bokeh (5),Consistent output (4),Fast / accurate auto-focus (4),Strong construction (4)
Best Uses:
Macro photography (7),Landscape/scenery (3),Low light (3),Weddings (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (7)

Panasonic 45mm F/2.8 Mirrorless Specifications

Lens Construction
14 elements in 10 groups (1 Aspherical lens, 1 ED lens)
Mount
Micro Four Thirds mount
Optical Image Stabilizer
Yes
Focal Length
f=45mm (35mm camera equivalent 90mm)
Aperture Type
7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Aperture
F2.8(Wide) -
Minimum Aperture
F22
Closest Focusing Distance
FULL: 0.15m / 0.50ft, LIMIT: 0.5m/1.64ft
Maximum magnification
Approx. 1.0x / 2.0x (35mm camera equivalent)
Diagonal Angle of View
27 degree
Filter Size
46mm
Max. Diameter
Dia: 63mm / 2.48 in
Overall Length
Approx. 62.5mm / 2.46 in (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
Weight [g]
Approx. 225g
Weight [oz]
Approx. 7.94 oz
Warranty
Panasonic warranty
Mfr #
H-ES045
SKU
IPC4528

Panasonic 45mm F/2.8 Mirrorless Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (7)

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    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Always like having a macro

Lightweight, well-balanced, sharp, great for portraits and macro ie flowers, etc. I love single focal length lenses. While I have the kit zoom lens. My favorite lenses are the 20mm and the reviewed 45mm.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quality Control Missing

The lens would not focus and had to be returned for a refund.

Reviewed by 10 customers

 
1.0

Quality Control Missing

By

from Honolulu, HI  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The lens would not focus and had to be returned for a refund.

 
5.0

don't judge judge by looking

By

from San Mateo, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

it is a very good lense for close up photography

 
5.0

Great Macro Lens

By

from Phoenix, AZ  -  Photo Enthusiast

I take photographs as a hobby (posting to several online photo-sharing sites) and wanted a macro lens for my Lumix GF3. So far, I'm very pleased with the quality of the shots I've taken with this lens--very good detail and color. It is extremely light--in fact when I received the package, I thought the box was empty! I have no complaints at all, except for the price (it was expensive).

 
5.0

My Favourite Macro Lens EVER!

By

from Killeen, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

I put this lens on an Olympus EM-5 and shoot away. The lens has wonderful contrast, beautiful bokeh, lovely color rendition, and focuses fast. With an angle of view comparable to a 90mm on a full frame camera, I can get close-up to skittish subjects with out getting too physically close. I don't know why this lens seems to be overlooked by many pros, it's my most useful lens. I love it!

 
4.0

Love it

By

from Seattle  -  Photo Enthusiast

I love macro photography, and this lens is very useful, in that one can quickly move from macro to landscape photography.

 
5.0

An amazing little mu 4/3 lens

By

from dallas - fort worth, tx  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use this lens on my Panasonic G3. For a short telephoto lens it is small and light. It also feels good in the hand, like all the pieces fit together tightly and well. But I am most impressed with the image quality.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great macro and portrait on M43

By

from NYC  -  Photo Enthusiast

Bought for my GH2. Image-wise I would give 5 stars but taking off one as the AF is less snappy in some close focus situations. Beautiful Leica-like bokeh and tack sharp. Perfect double duty portrait and macro. Image stabilization makes handheld macro easy. Manual focus by wire is responsive and works well for very small and fussy macro subjects especially when on a tripod. Might cost more than some other M43 lenses at the same focal length but well worth the price.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great lens for micro four thirds

By

from Southfield, MI  -  Photo Enthusiast

Matchless for weight and quality

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding Lens

By

from Los Angeles, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Bought for a little extra reach on my GF1, this lens tends to stay on the body all the time unless I need a wider view. Focus has a really nice "feel" and it is still reasonably compact.

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Always like having a macro

By

from Southfield, MI

Lightweight, well-balanced, sharp, great for portraits and macro ie flowers, etc. I love single focal length lenses. While I have the kit zoom lens. My favorite lenses are the 20mm and the reviewed 45mm.

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nghia d  is this lens compatible with olympus omd e m5 body?
TIMOTHY B  I read somewhere that it is but would suggest that you contact Olympus before purchasing. It is a great little lens !!
nghia d  Hi TIMOTHY, Thank you very much for your answer. The problem is there is no Olympus Distributor in Viet Nam, where I am living, so I want make sure about that before ordering this lens at Adorama (My sister who is living in California will buy it for me) Thanks again, Nghia
nghia d  is this lens compatible with olympus omd e m5 body?
TIMOTHY B  I read somewhere that it is but would suggest that you contact Olympus before purchasing. It is a great little lens !!
nghia d  Hi TIMOTHY, Thank you very much for your answer. The problem is there is no Olympus Distributor in Viet Nam, where I am living, so I want make sure about that before ordering this lens at Adorama (My sister who is living in California will buy it for me) Thanks again, Nghia
nghia d  is this lens compatible with olympus omd e m5 body?
TIMOTHY B  I read somewhere that it is but would suggest that you contact Olympus before purchasing. It is a great little lens !!
nghia d  Hi TIMOTHY, Thank you very much for your answer. The problem is there is no Olympus Distributor in Viet Nam, where I am living, so I want make sure about that before ordering this lens at Adorama (My sister who is living in California will buy it for me) Thanks again, Nghia
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