I had a compact camera with a 1cm minimum focus at 28mm (equiv). It wasn't really a macro lens, in that it wasn't 1:1, but it did let me take pictures like this: Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) (bigger versions here) Note that leaf is around half an inch long, although I did crop half the picture out I like taking pictures like that. I like the aesthetic, I like the field of view, I like the depth of field. I have the Panasonic 14-42 X which has a min focus distance of 20cm, but if I crop down to get the same composition as that leaf then I have a different field of view (and lose many of the benefits of a larger sensor). I could just keep carrying my compact around but that's inconvenient and I often spot a 'macro' opportunity while generally out and about with my camera in my coat pocket, so nowhere to carry the second camera. Any suggestions on suitable lenses?