Took the plunge GF-1 Amazing but now

Started Mar 10, 2010 | Discussions thread
keithwwalker
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Re: the 45mm macro is worth the price as a macro
In reply to dp88, Mar 12, 2010

Further, a 1:1 macro in that form factor (compact), makes it worth it.

If macro is not your thing, then a 45mm or 50mm fixed focal length m4/3 lens is not out there, just zooms. You are then looking at a legacy lens, probably m-mount to be compact.

dp88 wrote:

It really is worth its price as a macro. The lenses people always hold up and point out are cheaper than it are 1:2 macros. The panasonic leica is a true 1:1 macro. Those aren't cheap. You are right about portraits though. It doesn't really have the depth of field that you sometimes need in a portrait lens. If you have ever had a 45mm actual focal length lens on another camera with 2.8. It gets the same bokeh as that.

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