Brett, overall I am very happy with this lens. Nice colors, sharp and detail. Infect, I shoot exclusively with this PL 14-150mm for such close-ups to birdies. Although I have the 20mm f 1.7, i use this occasionally.
Hi Gordon, I have been shooting exclusively with this lens for the last 3 years now with the L10/GH1. Yep I have to use adapter for the GH1. When I need a closer reach i attached my Raynox 250 to the PL. The min working distance is about 9 inches. This seems to work out for me.
For sure the Oly 50mm f 2 is far superior to this combo and I have seen super pics.
Thank you Ron. Best solution is buy this lens and keep the rest as well.
On a serious note, over the last three years I have not found the need to buy the Oly 50mm f 2 becos I am getting 'good enough' close up shoots with this lens. The min working distance is about 9 inches and I can get full frame for butterfly and dragonfly. Otherwise I use the EZ mode which gives me a 700mm reach at 3MP. Shot many birdies this way and getting decent shots. Will post some EZ mode images next.
The Oly of course gives better results but I am a lazy shooter and hate changing lens. So I went for the compromised solution.
Thank you John for the warm welcome.
I really have no other choice as I do not have any other lens except the 20mm f 1.7 and the L10 kit lens 14-50mm.
So are you you coming along with your PL 14-150 and PL 14-50 f 2.8?