Full review of the Panasonic Leica 45mm F/2.8 Macro lens.
The Panasonic Leica 45mm macro lens is pretty small, lightweight, built well, and has a good working distance of slightly less than 3″ or 70mm, that’s not bad for a short macro like this one. The center sharpness at F/4-5.6 is almost unbelievable, with the sides sharpening up nicely, but not quite as much as the centers; darn, so close to being perfect.
Although the Panasonic Leica macro works well for landscape purposes, its best qualities in my opinion are at close focusing distances, that’s what it’s designed for. I’d probably choose the less expensive Olympus 45/1.8 if your primary use will be landscapes and low light hand-held work.