Since oly does not and has not come out with a m4/3 macro, and the panny leica 45mm macro is just way over price. I went with the 4/3 macro with the adapter. It is still a small enough lens so it does not disrupt my compact travel camera kit that the epl1 is for me. With the adapter and lens it was still a sub 300 dollar true macro setup. It takes excellent macro for hand held close up, and if you do mount it on a tripod it gets some decent 1:1 results. Do not try to put a ex25 extension tube on it, while it will work, it will give next to no working distance but you get 1.63:1 mag, way over kill. Here are some hand held result with the 35mm 3.5. AF works, a tad slow, but MF will yield better results if 1:1 is your goal. None are cropped, and all but the bee and white flower were OOC.