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Panasonic Lumix G Leica DG Macro–Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 ASPH OIS

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Panasonic Lumix G Leica DG Macro–Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 ASPH OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Leica DG Macro–Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 ASPH OIS
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Initial Price: 
$900
  • Οne Αspherical lens and one ED lens,
  • 1.0x maximum magnification
  • Floating inner focus system
  • MEGA O.I.S. - Panasonic's Advanced Hand-shake Correction Technology
  • Multi-coated Lens Elements 
  • Circular Aperture Diaphragm and Durable Metal Mounting 
Panasonic Lumix G Leica DG Macro–Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 ASPH OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Leica DG Macro–Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 ASPH OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Leica DG Macro–Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 ASPH OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Leica DG Macro–Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 ASPH OIS
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Panasonic Lumix G Leica DG Macro–Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 ASPH OIS

Overview

Description by Panasonic:

Designed and manufactured to meet Leica’s stringent performance standards, this high-quality macro lens minimises distortion, ghosts, flaring and decreased peripheral resolution.

With 14 elements in ten groups, including one aspherical lens and one ED lens, it provides stable contrast and high resolution all the way from 1.1 macro (3.5mm camera equivalent:  2x) to infinity.

By using a floating inner focus system that shifts three groups of lenses, the elaborate focusing that’s so essential to a macro lens is now faster and quieter.  Also featured is a Mega O.I.S, which fights the blurring caused by hands-shake to help you capture clear, sharp images from macro and medium-telephoto portraits to wide landscapes and long telephoto shots.

  • An Aspherical Lens and An ED Lens for a Superb Optical Performance
  • MEGA O.I.S. - Panasonic's Advanced Hand-shake Correction Technology
  • An Inner Focus Direct-drive Linear Motor for Focusing with Excellent Resolution and Contrast
  • Contrast AF System Support
  • Circular Aperture Diaphragm and Durable Metal Mounting
  • Multi-coated Lens Elements That Reduce Ghosts and Flare

Reviews

"The Panasonic 45mm lens is one heck of an interesting lens. You can get this lens from either Amazon (Best Price + FREE Shipping), B&H Photo or Adorama.

This is a lens that is co-developed by Leica and Panasonic. Yes, Leica, the big daddy of expensive photography equipment (Note: Leica is often read EXPENSIVE in the photography world).

Post date: 27/02/2012 - 21:31

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$900
Release Date: 
09/2009
DXO Mark Score
Resolution: 
8.0 P-Mpix
Transmission: 
3.2 TStop
Distortion: 
0.00%
Vignetting: 
-1.3 EV
Chr. aberration: 
10.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Macro
Lens Mount: 
Micro Four Thirds Mount
AF Motor type: 
Inner focus direct-drive linear motor
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
45mm
Angle of view: 
27°
Zoom Ratio: 
1.0x
Max Magnification: 
1.0x
Lens construction: 
14 elements in 10 groups (1 Aspherical lens, 1 ED lens)
Diaphragm Blades: 
7 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.00m
Distance Scale: 
No
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
No
Stabilization system : 
Yes
Stabilization system details: 
Up to 3 stops Optical Image Stabilizer
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
63.0mm
Length: 
62.0mm
Weight: 
225.0 g
Body material: 
Plastic with metal mount
Weather sealing: 
No
Filter Diameter: 
46mm
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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