Micro Four Thirds Macro Lens Shootout on Olympus OM-D E-M5! Panasonic Leica 45mm f/2.8 Macro-Elmarit ASPH vs Olympus 50mm f/2 ED vs Olympus 45mm f/1.8 ED
I am relentlessly attacking the “what are the best lenses for Micro Four Thirds” challenge as my coverage of that format grows (rapidly). I want to know which lenses are great, which are good, and which are to be ignored.
Three contenders. One world-class winner revealed.
- The Panasonic Leica 45mm f/2.8 Macro-Elmarit ASPH for Micro Four Thirds is a compact macro lens. It is larger and heavier than the Olympus 45/1.8, but somewhat smaller and lighter than the Olympus 50/2 ED.
- The Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/2 ED is a Full Four Thirds macro lens (requires MMF-3 adapter on Micro Four Thirds).
- The Olympus Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 is a Micro Four Thirds lens which is tiny and lightweight. It is not a macro lens, but focuses quite closely.