Showcase Panasonic Leica 45mm f/2.8 Macro Elmarit

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Amin Sabet, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Let's see some Leica 45mm f/2.8 Macro-Elmarit photographs!
     
  2. bg2b

    bg2b Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Dec 22, 2009
    Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Miscellaneous photos from testing the lens.

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  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Lovely, would very much like to see more from this lens, especially portraits.
     
  4. Federico

    Federico New to Mu-43 Charter Member

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    Dec 29, 2009
    Rome- Italy

    A very good lens !
    IMHO

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

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Federico, regardless of the lens - I really like your composition! thanks for sharing

    Brian
     
  6. Federico

    Federico New to Mu-43 Charter Member

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    Dec 29, 2009
    Rome- Italy
    Thank you very much, Brian!
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  7. babaimage

    babaimage Mu-43 Rookie Charter Member

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    Jan 27, 2010
    Kyushu
    This lens will be in my wish list for this year...
     
  8. cstevens

    cstevens Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 11, 2010
    UK
    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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  9. cstevens

    cstevens Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 11, 2010
    UK
    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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  10. steve

    steve Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

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    Jan 18, 2010
    Havertown, PA
    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
     
  11. cstevens

    cstevens Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 11, 2010
    UK
    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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  12. cstevens

    cstevens Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 11, 2010
    UK
    Quick shot tonight of Danbo, with my new PL45mm.

    Its quite dark in my study, so shot on tripod f/11 6sec at ISO 100 Not bad I thought.

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  13. cstevens

    cstevens Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 11, 2010
    UK
    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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  14. sabesh

    sabesh Mu-43 Veteran

    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.
     
  15. cstevens

    cstevens Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 11, 2010
    UK
    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.
     
  16. sabesh

    sabesh Mu-43 Veteran

    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.
     
  17. cstevens

    cstevens Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 11, 2010
    UK
    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 :)
     
  18. sabesh

    sabesh Mu-43 Veteran

    Some samples in Tungsten lighting. Location: Indian restaurant. Click on pics for access to original sizes and EXIF info.

    ISO 1600, F/2.8:
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    F/4 with flash:
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    F/4 with flash:
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    ISO 800, F/2.8:
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  19. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    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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  20. cstevens

    cstevens Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 11, 2010
    UK
    Looks good Amin, see its not a bad portrait lens :)
     
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