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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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That darned 45mm lens!

OK, so I'm not using it as a portrait lens, but I love that glass! Here on the Panasonic G3.

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Re: That darned 45mm lens!

Crisp and sharp with nice bokeh, that darned G3 brings out the best in the 45mm or is it the other way round lol.

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Re: That darned 45mm lens!

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Crisp and sharp with nice bokeh, that darned G3 brings out the best in the 45mm or is it the other way round lol.

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Who knows? Both the GH2 and the G3 seem to bring out the best in just about any m4/3 lens. But I'm getting to think, perhaps illogically, the ooc raws from the G3 are slightly crisper than the GH2.
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Re: That darned 45mm lens!

I'm tempted to get the 45mm, not because I need it but just because it exists, is that reason enough? lol
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I'm tempted to get the 45mm, not because I need it but just because it exists, is that reason enough? lol
You need it, believe me, everyone should have one. Even people without a camera should have one. The only reason to hang fire is to see if Olympus bring out a black one. But it looks stunning even in silver. It would look stunning in lime green.
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Re: That darned 45mm lens!

Got one - beautiful.
So happy so lashed out for a lens hood (expensive! but should be great for outdoor portraits). Lens hood arrived today - but can't fit it...no notches on the lens and the hood has a strange clipping system. Does anyone know the secret on how to attach lens hood to lens??
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Re: That darned 45mm lens!

Oh derr; just discovered the lens has a silver ring over the bayonet attachments - when removed all fits!!
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Re: That darned 45mm lens!

Wow! Really sharp!
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Re: That darned 45mm lens!

nice one mate really love the look of the lens thinking about it for my pen mini. looks like it takes a fantastic photograph as well.
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Re: That darned 45mm lens!

I wonder if I can add some 45mm to StephenL's thread...

It is indeed sharp, and the large aperture is useful in low light: An old stable door:



The shallow DoF lets you play the usual tricks:




EDIT. This second shot was f4.5 - so the bokeh quality still looks great even when partly stopped down, which is a nice bonus.

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Re: That darned 45mm lens!

Oh dear! We're in for a drubbing when Snaarman gets his E-M5 to fit onto the back of this lens!
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Re: That darned 45mm lens!

It's certainly the lens that I would most like to get at the moment.
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Re: That darned 45mm lens!

Very fine drizzle and flat lighting today, so I came back with this, from the 45mm and E-M5.



On first examination, at 100%, it seems there are dead pixels on the fence posts. No: the lens has actually snapped the tiny drops of water in the air above the barrows

And this one is just a sharp fest: The bird screen hung in the farm barn...



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Re: That darned 45mm lens!

How on earth, Pete, can you pull out interesting pics from thin air? Thin drizzly air at that!
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Re: That darned 45mm lens!

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How on earth, Pete, can you pull out interesting pics from thin air? Thin drizzly air at that!
Ah, there's a trick I learned from H.C.B. when it comes to a drizzly day and deserted lane. You have top wait for the Decisive Moment..


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Actually there are two flaws with that first picture. The lens is doing it's best but I should have moved the bin, and arranged to see the ends of the handles on the second wheelbarrow. These small things annoy me. However if I had moved anything I would have ended up shaking the drips off.
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