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45 1.8 vs. 50mm F2 Macro

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Psynema, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Psynema

    Psynema Mu-43 Regular

    May 14, 2011
    Gary Hanna
    I already own a 4/3 adapter and do not care about weight or size... both lenses are close enough in price...

    Anyone have experience with both? Is the 50mm macro considerably better?

    I'd prefer to get the lens with the best optics...although I'm assuming the 45mm has better AF.

    But optically, who's the winner?
  2. fdifulco

    fdifulco Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 28, 2011
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    i am no expert in this matter, been testing both.

    i put some EP3, and 45 oly in the following gallery. i used the magnify mode on EP3 to make sure the bee/flowers were in focus. edited in corel after shot

    February 2012 Flowers - Mu-43 Gallery

    here is a link with the oly 50 combined with the EC20. these were manual focus. my oly 50 hunts to lock auto focus. no chance yet with just the 50.

    Photo Sharing. Your Photos Look Better Here. | SmugMug

    the oly 50 requires good light, gets soft with the EC 20 in shadows. these were processed in lightroom 3.

    they both work.

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