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Panasonic Lumix 45mm F2.8 Lens Thread

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds' started by Karen Cole, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Karen Cole

    Karen Cole Regular

    Sep 2, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Starting this thread. Didn't see one for the 45mm. If you have this lens post some pics here. Just bought this lens on Friday, these are my first pics with it. The lens is fast and sharp.
    http://<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/karencole22/5440318834/" title="Porter Ranch Flowers Panasonic GF1 Lumiox 45mm Lens by lovelyinlatoo, on Flickr"> View attachment 32873 "500" height="420" alt="Porter Ranch Flowers Panasonic GF1 Lumiox 45mm Lens" /></a>

    http://<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/karencole22/5440318232/" title="Flower Panasonic GF1 Lumic 45mm Lens by lovelyinlatoo, on Flickr"> 5440318232_dbaf0fa2c2.jpg "500" height="419" alt="Flower Panasonic GF1 Lumic 45mm Lens" /></a>
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Karen - a good decision to get the PL 45 - the ZD 50 is too compromised on MFT.


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  3. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Wow, great portrait, love the pose :)  She's growing up beautifully and losing her baby face a little now. Can you tell me how good the autofocus is on this lens please Karen?
  4. Karen Cole

    Karen Cole Regular

    Sep 2, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Christilou..the auto focus works well...fast for the most part. It seems to search a tad when getting close up..like for a macro shot or something close in, but just a tad before it locks and is ready to shoot. I have not had any lag in focusing from say about a foot away..then lens is fast. I like the lens..it is a great asset to my gear and right now is staying on my camera has I use it as my new "toy" ..getting use to it and trying out different things and subjects. Nice lens!
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  5. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Out and about in Kingsbridge

    All taken with this lens mounted on Panasonic G1

    45mm, f/2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit @ f/9, iso 200, 1/320 sec

    45mm, f/2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit @ f/5.6, iso 200, 1/800 sec

    45mm, f/2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit @ f/5.6, iso 200, 1/320 sec

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  6. policeman0077

    policeman0077 New Member

    Aug 24, 2010
    did you apply post process to these photos? the color is really beautiful.
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  7. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    The original file was a raw file, so I find that some increase in both contrast and saturation is usually needed, otherwise they are a little flat. I also applied a small amount of "fill light", in other words the shadow values were raised slightly. All this in Bibble 5 pro. I try and keep the post processing to a minimum with natural history type shots and I feel that the colours here reflect the reality that I saw on the day.
    Here is the image without post processing


    Here is the post processed image


    Subtle changes in my opinion, I hope you agree.

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  8. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Willow catkins

    One that I'm happy with from my morning walk earlier today.

    Panasonic G1 with 45mm, f/2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit @ f/4, iso 200, 1/100 sec.

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  9. john1027

    john1027 Regular

    Jul 11, 2010
    Alexandria, VA
    U.S. Civil War era replica cannon on the northwest bastion wall of Fort Ward. Fort Ward was one of 68 earthwork forts that made up the system known as the Defense of Washington during the U.S. Civil War from 1861 to 1865.

    GF2 & PL 45mm
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  10. MichaelChiara

    MichaelChiara Regular

    Jul 9, 2010

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  11. bjdas

    bjdas New Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Hello Karen,

    I am new to the Micro four thirds system and I Just bought the 45mm f2.8 lens, I wanted to ask you about an issue that I have been having. Some photos that i have been taking have come out to be much narrower than normal and some photos cover the full screen. Is there any way that I can control this? Settings on the lens are on full and AF is on. I am sure its just something that I need to get used to. Please let me know your thoughts on this.


    Manila, Philippines
  12. deirdre

    deirdre Top Veteran

    Sep 26, 2010
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  13. Such a nice sharp lens giving great colour and clarity. It's next on my list!!
  14. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Sanju, you might find this other thread helpful: https://www.photographerslounge.org/f2/leica-45mm-macro-elmarit-661/ as it's more of a review with some questions and answers... If you don't find the answer to your questions there, please consider starting a brand new thread here in the Micro Four Thirds forum. Sometimes questions can get lost amidst the images in the threads.

    I'm glad you found your way here to Serious Compacts and hope that you'll stop by our Welcomes and Introductions forum when you have a bit more time.
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  15. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    One of a series on bees, but this is the only one with the 45mm, f/2.8 Leica DG Macro

    some what cropped from the original size

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