panaleica 25mm/1.4 or?

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panaleica 25mm/1.4 or?
9 months ago

I am quite happy with my PL 24mm/1.4 - no complains whatsoever.

However, am considering two things:

1) on ebay this lens is listed for more $$ than at B&H

2) Olympus released a 25mm/1.8 for $400

Assuming that quality of the two lenses is the same, am considering that:

-a)  f1.8 vs f 1.4 is not an issue for me

-b)  the Olympus focuses up to 24cm, while the Panasonic-Leica focuses up to 30cm.

-c) The Olympus costs $ 130 less.

So am almost playing with the idea of putting on ebay my lens for no less that $ 529 (B&H price for a new one - maybe some naive buyer will bid...), buying the Olympus, and pocketing at least $ 100....

But... NAH.... I won't do anything.... (but really don't understand why anyone would buy the PL 25mm even tho it is a very good lens....)

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus PEN E-PM2 Panasonic Leica D Summilux Asph 25mm F1.4 Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm 1:1.8 +2 more
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