Showcase Panasonic Leica 45mm f/2.8 Macro Elmarit

Federico

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A very good lens !
IMHO

As soon as possible I'm going to show you some portraits, Amin
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Brian Mosley

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Federico, regardless of the lens - I really like your composition! thanks for sharing

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My wish list too - if it wasnt £600, then it would already be in my bag. I "will" own this lens sometime, but just not yet at the price.

I would love this lens for "close up" work I do (not strictly macro), but also for portraits, but I just havent seen enough of these sorts of photos yet to warrant dropping the cash for it yet.

In the meantime I watch this every day - http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/cat31.html just waiting for it to reach maybe £500 :)
 

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Arh - I buckled!

Focus today, and £50 off, so my new purchase

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I cant wait to get out there and start shooting :)
 

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Craig, I hope you can post a review of the 45mm macro soon. I have been on the fence about this lens for some time. The few reviews online are somewhat unfavorable, but seem to judge the lens on lab tests. I've looked at plenty of real world images that seem fantastic. Please share your thoughts on this lens when you can. Thanks.

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cstevens

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Craig, I hope you can post a review of the 45mm macro soon. I have been on the fence about this lens for some time. The few reviews online are somewhat unfavorable, but seem to judge the lens on lab tests. I've looked at plenty of real world images that seem fantastic. Please share your thoughts on this lens when you can. Thanks.

Steve
I certainly will do. I went to the Panasonic stand first, and asked to put a 45mm on my GF1 I took with me. I fell for that lens as soon as I held it. Feels great, took a couple of quick snaps, and then went off to buy it (with my discount voucher).

First shot with it, very very rough quick snap.

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cstevens

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Right - I have poped out today and taken a few snaps, with this lens. Have to admit, it makes the GF1 look a more serious camera with that square hood on :)

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Right - I have poped out today and taken a few snaps, with this lens. Have to admit, it makes the GF1 look a more serious camera with that square hood on :)
Absolutely beautiful captures! Thx for sharing these. I can't wait to get my paws on this lens. Would you happen to have any portrait samples? Thx.
 

cstevens

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Thanks for the comments, I did try to do some nice variations on what the lens could be used for - Portraits is something I have on my list next! I think this will make a good portrait lens in the right environment despite what some forums say.
 

sabesh

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Thanks for the comments, I did try to do some nice variations on what the lens could be used for - Portraits is something I have on my list next! I think this will make a good portrait lens in the right environment despite what some forums say.
I ordered this lens for general usage, as I have little interest in Macros (though, I do take hand-held closeups of urban fragments). It will be utilized more as how you've used it (walk around), street photography, travel & portraits. Tele macro lenses are such versatile tools. Cheers.
 

cstevens

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Sabesh, thats where this lens shines I think. I also dont really do macro, but I do a lot of closeup work (urban fragments - I like that term).

I am waiting for an oppertunity to give it a work out as a portrait lens, I have a few model shoots coming up shortly, and will plan to take a few shots with the GF1 as and when I can.

It will also be slotted into weddings for me, I dont have a Nikon Macro, so the PL45 and GF1 will be used for closeups :)
 

Amin Sabet

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Received this lens yesterday. My son reluctantly obliging me a quick bokeh test with some tricky shrubs behind him:

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Touch of handshake blur at 1/60s here.
 

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