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Panasonic LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm F2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S.
Image quality: 9/10
Value for money: 8/10
The LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm F2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. is a very good macro lens that's actually more affordable than some of Panasonic's more specialist Micro Four Thirds lenses, offering true 1:1 magnification in a small yet solidly-built package.
Panasonic Leica 45mm F2.8 Macro OIS Lens Review
•Very good, if not quite outstanding, optics
•Extremely compact and lightweight
•True 1:1 macro
•Reasonably effective image stabilization (but really need to use mode 1)
•'Focus-by-wire' manual focus gives no tactile feedback
•No distance or macro ratio scale
•Rectangular lens hood doesn't reverse for storage
•Slow maximum aperture not ideal for portrait use
•Image stabilization ineffective at macro distances