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Panasonic H-ES045
7.2 out of 10

Panasonic H-ES045

This F2.8 45mm (35mm camera equivalent: 90mm) macro lens with bu Read more

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Overall 10
10

Nice, solidly built lens

Jon, Amazon
31 March 2015
  • Summary: Using on a Lumix G5. No autofocus issues (as others have reported), yet. Nice, solidly built lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Precison, Yet "Fussy" Lens

Moose Man, Amazon
14 December 2014
  • Summary: Purchased this specifically for Macro work for my Panasonic Lumix G6. The lens documentation suggested a firmware upgrade on the camera might be needed for maximum compatibility with the lens.
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Overall 6
6.0

NO DOUBT ITS A GREAT LENS--BUT

Stoney, Amazon
3 November 2014
  • Summary: MY EXPERIENCE > There is no doubt that the Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm F2.8 Macro is an excellent lens--indeed I purchased a Lumix GX7 system largely to be able to use this lens, largely based on a 20-year love affair with a Vivitar 90mm f2.8 macro (90mm in 35mm format = 45mm in M4/3 format).
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Overall 8
8.0

Just OK

Tom o'Bedlam, Amazon
16 September 2014
Overall 2
2.0

Up to the moment it failed I was quite pleased with the lens

john konrath, Amazon
2 September 2014
  • Summary: Panasonic will not repair, for free, an 18 month old $900 lens that simply stopped focusing. Numerous other people report the same problem on a not widely purchased lens (i.e. DPREVIEW). This lens obviously has some sort of defect which the company will not acknowledge, or remedy.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing.

gardelix, Amazon
20 January 2014
  • Summary: Perfect companion to my Leica 25mm F/1.4. It excels in all situations, even in low light. Well worth the money.
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Overall 10
10

Leica… AMAZINGLY GOOD!

Thinkman "SmartEnoughToKnowBetter", Amazon
9 November 2013
  • Summary: This lens is beyond amazing. I've been a photographer for 50 years, and I would go so far as to say this is the best lens I've ever shot with!
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Overall 8
8.0

Incredible macro shots, horrible AF

D Man, Amazon
22 September 2013
  • Summary: The pictures are incredible, macro can't be beat, I couldn't ask for more beautiful up close shots. Works well as a general purpose lens for landscape or set portraits. Autofocus is almost totally useless on any moving subject or when really close in.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent, but one glitch

ghmcs, Amazon
15 September 2013
  • Summary: The 90mm macro lens is a staple of 35mm photography; this lens is certainly a worthy successor in the m43 format. I can't fault its optical performance at all - sharp, good contrast, good color.
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Leica Macro lens

L. Ng, Amazon
27 June 2013
  • Summary: It is heavier and better built than other non-Leica Panasonic lens. The focusing range is 0.5 ft to infinity. The macro photos taken with this lens are very good. Considering the cost of the lens, it might not be wise to buy it if one only takes occasional macro shots.
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