Panny 25mm 1.4 vs Olympus 25mm 1.8 Reviewed

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mh2000
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not subjective? give me a break!
In reply to Altruisto, 7 months ago

Altruisto wrote:

Dave Sanders wrote:

amtberg wrote:

I'll reserve judgment until I or a neutral third party has an opportunity to make the comparison. Consciously or not, all but one of the bokeh comparison pics were shot in such a way as to minimize the Panasonic's advantage.

While I certainly understand your reservations about an Olympus rep doing a comparative lens review, I think 2/3 of a stop on a 25mm lens is not worth arguing about. We are, literally, talking about a DOF difference of just over an inch. Background blur differences are inconsequential. And I'm a PL 25 owner.

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Dave Sanders

I'm sorry to disagree on this. It does make a difference. Look at the smith photos. On the f1.4 we have a sense of depth. Not enough in the f1.8 shot. And it's not subjective.

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owning a Nikon D600 with a Tamron 24-70 f2.8 VC, and a bunch of Nikon primes, a Nikon J1 but not particularly a Nikon fanboy, since I have an Olympus E-PL5, a Panasonic GX7, a Sony RX10 and a Canon S110 too!

How can you say that this is not subjective? Give me a break!

When you are talking about a "sense of depth" you are talking a subjective perception!

Not only is there a DoF difference, there is also a rendering difference. These will cause different people to respond differently to each photo.

If you think you cannot consistently take the photos you want using the Oly 25, then don't buy it.

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