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Got my Elmarit 45mm 2.8 today!

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by OdzBodkinz, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. OdzBodkinz

    OdzBodkinz Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 11, 2011
    I had rented one of these a while back, just before the Oly 45 was released. I wasn't sure which one I wanted, but after I returned the Panny, I got the Oly direct, the week it was released in the U.S. Now, I finally have them both, and I am very pleased with the way the new macro is handling on my G3.

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  2. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    Nice! First and third are awesome, though I would have added a reflector for the first one to bring out some details on the stalk.
  3. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Stunning rendering! Clearly a good purchase.
  4. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Love the low key flowers! Nice lighting , what is your setup?
  5. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Would be cool to see some comparison shots between the two 45's
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  6. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    I'd love to hear your thoughts on the difference. I have the Panny and love it but find myself wondering if I'm missing anything :) 
  7. OdzBodkinz

    OdzBodkinz Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 11, 2011
    Well, aside from the focal lengths, they are very different. Over the years, I have tended to shoot both portraits and close ups of flowers (with my Nikon gear) so owning both was never a question. I did buy the Elmarit used, so it took some of the sting away from the sticker shock.

    The difference between 1.8 and 2.8 is significant. They both have their uses, and it will be interesting to see which I gravitate to more.
  8. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Super cool images - love the lighting!
  9. chip

    chip Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 7, 2012
    Connecticut, USA
    Thanks for posting. I have the Panny and love it, but have also been thinking about the Oly - mainly for portrait work....

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  10. Alan_N

    Alan_N Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 22, 2011
    Yorkshire UK
    I have also just become the proud owner of 45mm 2.8 macro lens, which I bought second hand from a member on another forum here in the UK. Not had that much chance to try it out yet due to work, took some shots of a flower in the house this evening which I will download later and hope to get the girlfriend to pose later to see what it is like as a portraite lens as well. :smile:
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