The Panasonic Leica 45mm f2.8 Macro

This is one of the first lenses I own. Next to my kit lenses my first prime lens. It is perfect for its purposes. Macro photography on a prime level and next to macro photography a good use for portrait photography.

The Panasonic Leica 45mm Macro Lens

This lens was released by Panasonic in September 2009. It comes with MEGA O.I.S. and is upgradeable to Dual O.I.S. with a firmware update. Due to a magnification of 1:1 (2:1 35mm equivalent) it is a true macro lens. This lens comes with 14 elements in 10 groups. One ED element to minimize chromatic aberration and an Aspherical element. The diaphragm mechanism uses seven rounded blades.

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Leica M 50mm f1.4

A good friend of mine was having a manual full analogous Leica M camera. Therefore he had lenses like the Leica M 35mm f2, 90mm f2 and the 50mm f1.4.

In this post, I am going to talk about the pros and cons of the Leica M 50mm f1.4.

This lens is one beautiful but also hard to handle lens. It is getting traded for about 3000$ on the market. But I got one of the older versions of the Leica M 50mm f1.4.

At first, I have to say, this lens is creating the biggest bokeh balls I have seen so far wide open. And there’s the first problem about this lens. Wide open it’s pretty hard to get crispy good photos because it’s creating some fog.

As you can see in the images bellow, this lens is sometimes pretty useless at f1.4, therefore I was mostly using this lens at f2 or f2.8 to shoot images with.

I was mainly using this lens for portraits as this is like a telephoto portrait lens for the MFT system.

I’m really happy sharing my experience with you, so keep in and check out these images taken with the Lumix G85 and the Leica M 50mm f1.4.

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