Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm F2.8 ASPH MEGA O.I.S. Micro Four Thirds Lens

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Extraordinary Image Class
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Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm F2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Micro Four Thirds Lens The very first Leica lens for Micro Four Thirds. It features extraordinary image class in a condensed package. Compatible with the Panasonic LUMIX G Micro Four Thirds digital cameras. Equivalent to a 90mm lens mounted on a 35mm SLR film camera), the lens captures incomparable quality images that meet with the legendary LEICA quality standards. This Leica lens employs an aspherical lens plus an single ED lens made up of of fourteen lenses set out in ten groups.

The lens uses the Micro Four Thirds specification advantages to realize a substantial decrease in size, and at the same time reducing distortion and image glare. The Mega Panasonic Optical Image Stabilizer (called O.I.S.) reduces blurring that is most often caused by hand-holding the camera, allowing for easier sharply-focused macro photos even in poorly-lit locations without requiring a tripod.

It includes and integrated inner focus motor allowing action to be smooth and stealth-like when photographing still and video images. By moving a switch located on the barrel of the lens, Minimum focusing distance can quickly be switched to 5.9 in. or 19.7 in., around 150mm or 500mm, respectively). This lens is superb when shooting portraits, landscape and mid-range snapshots, in addition to fantastic macro photography.

When attached to a LUMIX G Micro Camera System, the 45mm lens allows use of a sophisticated Auto Focus contrast (AF) function, that includes the Panasonic Face Recognition utility. The lens consists of seven blades, that allow pleasing and smooth background blurring when photographing at large aperture openings. The lens also includes a reliable-proven metal mount, and uses lens elements that are multi-coated to cut down on glare and further improve optical presentation.

The lens features a built-in stabilizer allowing you to photograph your close-up subjects in real-life size. It's also great when used as a medium-range telephoto lens for portrait work, everyday snapshots and landscape photography.  May 17, 2011 ✓

Features

    Micro Four Thirds mount
    For LUMIX G Series Digital SLR Cameras
    90mm equivalent in 35mm format
    Capture subjects in actual size
    Minimum focus distance 0.5'
    14 elements in 10 groups (1 Aspherical lens, 1 ED lens)

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Specifications
Overview
Lens stylePrime lens  
Max Format Size FourThirds  
Lens focal length45 mm  
Stabilization type Yes (OIS)  
Camera mount Micro Four Thirds  
Angle of view 27  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F2.8  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 7  
Aperture annotations rounded blades  
Optical
Total Elements 14  
Number of Groups 10  
Coatings / special elements 1 Aspherical element 1 ED element  
Focusing
Minimum focus distance 0.15 m (5.91")  
Maximum magnification ratio 1.1 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Micromotor  
Full time manual focus Yes  
Focusing method Internal  
Focus notes 'focus by wire' manual focus  
Lens distance scale No  
Depth of field scale No  
Physical features
Overall weight225 g (0.50 lb)  
Lens diameter 63 mm (2.48")  
Overall length 63 mm (2.46")  
Construction materials metal mount  
Lens color Black  
Filter thread size 46 mm  
Filter annotations Does not rotate on focus  
Lens hood included Yes  
Tripod collar included No

Lens Includes

PanasonicLumix Front Lens Cap

Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm F2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Lens
Lens Hood
Lens Cap
Rear Lens Cap
Lens Storage Bag
1-Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty

PanasonicLumix Lens Pouch

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Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm F2.8 ASPH MEGA O.I.S. Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5