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

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J R 47 New Member • Posts: 11
Re: 4/3 Oly 50mm f2 Macro vs Pana 45mm f2.8 Macro

Thank you for your post.  Sorry I do not  have experience with the Pana 45mm macro; only with the 4/3 Oly 50mm macro.  I agree with you that the adapted Oly 50 gives great results both as a general / portrait lens and as a dedicated macro.  I hope that otbers can give you direct feedback on the Pana 45 lens.

About weight and about optimization of your kit, would you be able to also consider the compact and lightweight Pana 42.5mm f/1.7 lens that offers good close focusing (semi macro)?

Also if you can do without full macro, the Oly 12-45 Pro lens gives a 1:2 close focusing ratio (I believe) in 35mm terms.  I have found that with this Oly lens you can also use the 2x Digital Tele Converter button to bring the subject into macro range.  Because this Pro lens is so sharp, not much detail is lost in adding the 2x DTC.  Hope these suggestions add to your consideration.

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