Azalea E-PM1 Panasonic/Leica 45mm Macro f/11, 1/10, tripod E-PM1    LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45/F2.8    45mm    f/11.0    1/10s    ISO 200 f2.8, 1/160 tripod E-PM1    LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45/F2.8    45mm    f/2.8    1/160s    ISO 200 I used a tripod, both because of the slow shutter speed for the f/11 photo (1/10) and because of the limited depth of field, where any movement forward or back can move the focus point. The f 2.8 was at 1/160 which would have been fast enough, although the flower was moving a bit in the wind, but I probably would not have gotten the focus point right without a tripod to keep the camera at a precise distance. I used manual/auto to focus. I find with the Pany/Leica 45mm that autofocus, when used for macros, does not always work on its own. I focus manually to get as close to precise focus as I can and then use autofocus to make sure it is precise. The flower of an Azalea is pretty small. I think the Pany/Leica did a great job. Overall I am very pleased with this lens, especially its 2:1 magnification equivalent capability.