Olympus 25mm 1.8 vs. Panasonic Leica 25mm 1.4 for Olympus body (E-M5)

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Re: Olympus 25mm 1.8 vs. Panasonic Leica 25mm 1.4 for Olympus body (E-M5)
In reply to markintosh13, 6 months ago

markintosh13 wrote:

markintosh13 wrote:

amtberg wrote:

Spends a lot of time downplaying the difference in DOF between the Panny at f/1.4 and the Olympus at f/1.8 when the difference is clearly significant in the PL's favor, and when -- really -- at 25mm on MFT you want as much DOF flexibility as you can get.

They are both very good lenses. All else being essentially equal, the PL is faster and thus gives more creative control.

A shame Olympus didn't put the effort into producing a nice 9mm or 10mm prime to fill a hole instead of reinventing the wheel (and making it slightly less round).

I didn't see that much DoF difference, nothing significant. But that's me.

I've always wanted a Panny 25 f/1.4 - but the size and the price has always dissuaded me.

If the Oly version was $350 on sale, I'd consider one.

Here in Canada, the Panny 25 1.4 is currently on sale (Henry's) for $599 (reg 649), and the Oly 25 1.8 is selling at reg price at $399.

So maybe it might be on sale at $350 at some point.

I think the prices on the Oly will fall. But takes a bit of time. I bought my 45mm 1.8 for $400 a year back. Now it can be had easily for about $300 or less.

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