Well, I'm sold. (leicasonic 25/1.4)

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Well, I'm sold. (leicasonic 25/1.4)
May 2, 2013

This was shot wide open with a leicasonic 25mm 1.4 (which I recently acquired)

I did use a 3 stop ND filter because it was daytime and there was a lot of light.

This is just one of many lovely shots I'm getting from this lens.

I'm just amazed at the way it renders things and the sense of depth it injects into images. I am sorry but my panasonic 20mm 1.7 will have to go. I prefer its wider FOV but the colour rendering and the organic look of the 25 are just better to my eyes. Both are very sharp lenses, but the 20 produces kind of "flat looking" images., and its color rendering is sort of "cold" almost surgical.

The 25 on the other hand produces richer, more vibrant colours, and it gives more sense of depth to the images. I'm definitely sold. Just my 2C, YMMV.

(PS: I compared it, sharpness wise, to my fullframe nikkor 50mm 1.4 AF-S G and there really is no contest... the leicasonic is visibly sharper in the center and astoundingly sharper in the corners/sides, obviously the FF lens/camera combo gives more blur/shallower DOF... but as far as sharpness is concerned... there really is no contest: the leicasonic runs rings around the nikkor...)

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