Leica 25mm f/1.4 - Pictorial Review

Started Apr 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
clengman
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Re: Leica 25mm f/1.4 - Pictorial Review
In reply to captura, Apr 19, 2013

captura wrote:

slimandy wrote:

captura wrote:

This is I believe the best m43 lens, with a DxOMark rating of 21. It is as good as the Sony NEX lens, the 35/1.8, which also scored 21.

I cringe when I see people say a lens is the best based on a DXO Mark score.

Best for what?

A similar ranking at lensrentals puts it behind the 20mm f1.7 and the 14mm

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/05/wide-angle-micro-43-imatest-results

Does this mean you have to change your mind?

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The 25 is generally acknowledged as being arguably the best m43 lens and has been praised on the m43 forum and other forums and test sites. Roger Cicala is an outstanding tester so I suspect that the 25 Panaleica he tested was an anomaly; a bad lens for whatever reason.

From what I remember, he was surprised as well and tested many (was it seven?) different copies of the lens and arrived at the same result.

I'm not trying to knock it. It seems to be a very good lens, and very sharp, but not the sharpest.

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