Anyone have opinions to share about this lens? I've Googled it extensively, read the threads at GetDPI, read the review at DPR several times, read the image thread here at mu-43, looked at the samples on Flickr, read our member soundimageplus' impressions on his blog, and I want more!
Any owner of the 45/2.8 who is also an owner of the 50/2.0? And if yes, how do they compare?
Are you referring to the Olympus Zuiko ED macro? If so, I used to own it.....but sold it after I got the Elmarit 45/2.8. It was a nice sharp lens...but it was heavy for my GH-1 and the deal breaker was the fact that the lens extended during focusing. Wanna p**s off a bee on a flower? That lens will do it. :smile:
The best way to describe the 45/2.8 is versatility. It does just about anything you want of it.
Yes, I am referring to the good ol' 50/2.0 macro with the slow a-- auto focus! It is very front heavy on my EP2 and it does protrude quite a way out!
Would you say that the 45/2.8 is as sharp as the 50/2.0?
I used a series of macro lenses on my GH-1. ...
SMC Macro Takumar 50/4.0.....cute little lens. ...
Kiron 105/2.8.....amazing....and heavy.
Oly 50/2.0.....very sharp.
All of these lenses I would shoot tripod mounted.
Once I got the Elmarit 45/2.8, I have not shot a tripod mounted macro. I love just being spontaneous...AND have the ability to shoot a very nice 1:1 handheld macro.