Panasonic GH1 Olympus 50mm f2 macro lens

Panasonic GH1 Olympus 50mm f2 macro lens

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Video and stills using a Panasonic GH1 fitted with an Olympus Zuiko 50mm f2 macro lens.

With a lot of my attention in recent times centred around the A55 and Voigtlander 25mm f0.95, I wanted to shoot some test video with a lens that I described yesterday as "absolutely the sharpest lens I've ever used in any format."



It is indeed a special lens, and I've never used anything sharper. Its pin sharp at f2, its pin sharp at f22. It gives pictures a 3D quality. As quoted before from the Dpreview review of it:-
"Certainly in terms of the studio results, it's the nearest we've yet found to a technically perfect lens"
"Quite simply, every E-system user should own one."

Of course its AF is slow and when used on the GH1, on which it is manual focus only, the grinding sound when its being focused is a bit disconcerting. However it is an extraordinary  lens and if you want to see the level of resolution that m4/3 can achieve then I recommend you try one out. 

For the video I've combined some stills with the footage and if you view in high definition you'll get some idea of how it performs.

Heres a link to shots with the lens from my flickr account:-

Words - D
Images - D & A