4/3 Oly 50mm f2 Macro vs Pana 45mm f2.8 Macro

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4/3 Oly 50mm f2 Macro vs Pana 45mm f2.8 Macro

hello all

hopefully this is less contentious that some of the more active threads I have seen.  I was debating about getting a Panasonic 45mm 2.8 Macro to replace my adapted Oly zuiko 50mm f2 macro.   Recognizing that the O50 is recognized as a great lens, trying to figure out how to improve carrying weight and optimization of my kit.   Currently have EM1.1, EM5.3 and E-PM2.

Anyone have good experiences with using the P45 2.8 on an oly body?  I am sure the body does not matter all that much outside of CA/PF management but wanted to get some thoughts as i have not ever used the P45.  Part of my reasoning of also going with this FL is the flexibility of some portrait work, of which  for me, works the best (e.g. m43 42-50mm, or 85-100mm in 35mm terms)  I have also not liked the 30, and 60mm lengths as I also want to use them as general purpose every so often and for me just does not work.

thoughts all on the PL?  other than it is expensive relative to other lenses on the platform?

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 CR1975's gear list:CR1975's gear list
Olympus PEN E-PM2 Olympus E-M1 Olympus E-M5 III Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 70-300mm 1:4.0-5.6 +6 more
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