[EXPIRED] Anyone selling Panasonic 45mm 2.8?

Discussion in 'Expired Listings' started by Bhupinder2002, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Bhupinder2002

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    Hi Guys
    I am loving my Olympus 45 mm 1.8 and PL 25mm 1.4 but none of them has decent macro capability. That brings in legendary Panasonic 45mm 2.8 into the picture .Does any member planning to get rid of this lens?If yes please pm me and we will see ..
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    Bhupinder
     
  2. foto2021

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    If you are going to shoot macro only occasionally, why not use an accessory close-up lens that you screw into the filter ring of your Olympus 45mm? You can buy them in sets of +1, +2 and +4 dioptres and use them single or together to get +1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7.

    You need to keep the lens stopped down to get best results, say f/5.6 or f/8, as otherwise there will usually be chromatic aberration leading to colour fringes. The results won't be quite as good as you would get with a macro lens, but you will have saved a lot of money. Look for "achromatic" lenses which give better optical performance.

    If you have difficulty finding them in 37mm, buy a larger size and a step-up ring.

    I don't often shoot macro and the close focusing abilities of my m4/3 lenses (listed in my signature) are mostly good enough for my needs, so I am quite happy with a set of close-up lenses for when I need to get closer. I would consider a dedicated macro lens only if I shot a lot of macro, and my choice would probably be a Nikon 55mm f/2.8 or f/3.5 with an adapter.

    Alternatively, if you have lots of money and nothing better to spend it on, buy a dedicated m4/3 macro lens. :wink:
     
  3. xdayv

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    how about the upcoming oly 60mm? :biggrin:
     
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  4. drewbot

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    Why not just a legacy macro?

    Most likely AF isn't necessary for you for something as detailed and meticulous as macro photography.
     
  5. shnitz

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    The buy/sell forum is probably more appropriate for this question and will likely get you better responses. Posting a WTB for a lens in the camera subforum is likely to get you a lot of missed views.
     
  6. WT21

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    Then again, if there is discussion about macro types, this is a more appropriate forum then cluttering up his WTB thread.
     
  7. shnitz

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    Then the "This or That" or one of the lens subforums is still more suitable. Besides, he concurrently started another discussion thread about macro types.
     
  8. Luckypenguin

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    Given the content of the first post I'm moving this into the buy/sell forum, so any non-sale related discussions should reconvene in Bhupinder's other thread.
     
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