Summary: This allows you to reproduce the capability of a Realist Macro camera cheaply and easily. It has fixed focus so is best used with a classical focus bar - put the camera at that distance and shoot! The factory focus is set at about 25" which is too far for the 10 mm interocular. It is easy to remove 3 screws and add spacing washers to focus closer. My 3 lenses are set to 10", 7" and 4". I taped over the lens contacts so that I get more functions available.
Summary: Having read earlier reviews and the technical specification on this lens I was aware of it's shortcomings. Only working with the Panasonic GH-2, G2 or GF-2, it is not compatible with the G1, GH-1, GF-1 or Olympus micro 4/3rds lens. The lens is small, as small as the 20mm f1.7 and has a focal length of 12.5mm and a fixed f stop of f12 and fixed focus of 1.5ft to infinity. So you instantly think that this will be a 24mm 35mm equivalent lens; wrong!
Great lens but be prepared to relearn how to take photos
E. NICOLL, Amazon
22 July 2014
Summary: Got this from my wife as a xmas pressie. Although it states that it is 12.5mm lens beware this equates to a 65mm equivalent lens due to the wonders of physics and both lenses using the same sensor. ie be prepared to keep stepping back. I found that if I gave the lens an extra millisecond to focus and sort out the electronics the shots are very clear, a quick snap shot can sometimes be a little soft on the focus.I also found a fill in flash useful as the lens is f12.
Summary: Fast delivery, and great value compared to Panasonic's own website price. If you enjoy photographing plants, and flowers, or just experimenting, then this is good fun. The only downside to this is that the manual is in Japanese and Panasonic are yet to provide a manual in English online for us to download.
Great fun and you do NOT need a Panasonic TV to use it
G. P. Bartley "Xiedphdf", Amazon
7 August 2012
Summary: Now that this is tipping in at around £100, I thought I would give it a go. It is quite a lot of fun as it changes your thinking of what a "good" photograph is. Took it to Amsterdam at the weekend, which is normally a photography wonderland, but the thing about this lens is you have to look for what makes a good 3D shot, not a good 2D shot.