Leica 15mm

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dv312
dv312 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,267
Leica 15mm

the perfect mate to the GM1

http://www.popco.net/zboard/view.php?id=dica_review&no=932

At least enjoy the photos

Cheers

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C Sean Contributing Member • Posts: 795
Re: Leica 15mm

Looking good.

i don't know if I should cancel my order and get a silver 15mm instead of the black one?

sigala1 Senior Member • Posts: 3,634
Re: Leica 15mm

dv312 wrote:

the perfect mate to the GM1

http://www.popco.net/zboard/view.php?id=dica_review&no=932

At least enjoy the photos

Cheers

The lens hood is really cute.

The aperture ring is an annoying gimmick. Why not a generic ring that you can set to anything from the camera, so it can be sued for ISO, shutter speed, or whatever you want?

photofan1986 Senior Member • Posts: 2,793
Re: Leica 15mm

Yep, Samsung does that, it would be a neat idea. But as I'm a  AV shooter, I don't really mind.

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Pic Man Senior Member • Posts: 1,308
Re: Leica 15mm
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sigala1 wrote:

dv312 wrote:

the perfect mate to the GM1

http://www.popco.net/zboard/view.php?id=dica_review&no=932

At least enjoy the photos

Cheers

The lens hood is really cute.

The aperture ring is an annoying gimmick. Why not a generic ring that you can set to anything from the camera, so it can be sued for ISO, shutter speed, or whatever you want?

I think it will prove useful on the GM1 because it doesn't have too many external controls. I don't see how it can be annoying. It's better than not having one.

Pic Man Senior Member • Posts: 1,308
Re: Leica 15mm

The lens is smaller than I'd thought it would be. It looked a fair bit shorter than the oly 12mm and that's a pretty small lens.

uberzone
uberzone Regular Member • Posts: 278
Re: Leica 15mm

I'm quite sure I will buy this and sell off my 14mm and 20mm. I never really warmed up to the 14mm and the 20mm doesn't get much use anymore now that I have the Panasonic 25mm. I think this 15mm lens will be the perfect complement.

Does anyone know if the hood is reversible? Everything I've heard says yes, but I have never seen a picture of it reversed.

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EGenius007
EGenius007 Regular Member • Posts: 141
Re: Leica 15mm

dv312 wrote:

the perfect mate to the GM1

At least enjoy the photos

Photos enjoyed, agree about it being perfect for the GM1. The dedicated cap for fitting with the lens hood is nice, though a little surprised about both caps being badged "Lumix G" instead of Leica. Curious if anyone scrounges up photos of the black 15mm on the silver E-M10.

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Believe The Pictures

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rurikw Regular Member • Posts: 481
Re: Leica 15mm
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Ouch, I got GAS!

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tt321 Senior Member • Posts: 7,207
Re: Leica 15mm

Pic Man wrote:

sigala1 wrote:

dv312 wrote:

the perfect mate to the GM1

http://www.popco.net/zboard/view.php?id=dica_review&no=932

At least enjoy the photos

Cheers

The lens hood is really cute.

The aperture ring is an annoying gimmick. Why not a generic ring that you can set to anything from the camera, so it can be sued for ISO, shutter speed, or whatever you want?

I think it will prove useful on the GM1 because it doesn't have too many external controls. I don't see how it can be annoying. It's better than not having one.

Even on the GM1, a general control ring with a wide choice of use would still be better.

ericN2
ericN2 Forum Pro • Posts: 16,512
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No thanks ... at least whilst in UK it's 200 GBP MORE than my lovely Oly 17mm f1.8 from which I just can't believe I can get better results generally..

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Staffordshire, UK

Len_Gee
Len_Gee Veteran Member • Posts: 8,916
Re: Leica 15mm

C Sean wrote:

Looking good.

i don't know if I should cancel my order and get a silver 15mm instead of the black one?

I showed my girlfriend.

She said that " once you've had black you never go back."

So black it will be for my black GX7.

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bahamot
bahamot Contributing Member • Posts: 533
Re: Leica 15mm

EGenius007 wrote:

dv312 wrote:

the perfect mate to the GM1

At least enjoy the photos

Photos enjoyed, agree about it being perfect for the GM1. The dedicated cap for fitting with the lens hood is nice, though a little surprised about both caps being badged "Lumix G" instead of Leica. Curious if anyone scrounges up photos of the black 15mm on the silver E-M10.

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Both PL25/f1.4 and PL 45/f2.8 have "Lumix" written on the lens caps.

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Impulses Senior Member • Posts: 4,043
Re: Leica 15mm

Panasonic isn't very consistent with anything, some of their caps say Lumix G ands others just Lumix, and the X series say Lumix X... They've got a bunch of different cap designs too, my 20mm had a slim domed one, the 12-32 had a slim flat one more reminiscent from Oly's, the kit zooms come with the center pinch cap, etc etc. The cap on my 20mm was pretty fiddly, the teeth were ever so slightly more shallow and it was always jumping threads, replaced it with an Olympus cap.

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Sergey Borachev Senior Member • Posts: 3,303
Re: Leica 15mm
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dv312 wrote:

the perfect mate to the GM1

http://www.popco.net/zboard/view.php?id=dica_review&no=932

At least enjoy the photos

Cheers

Perfect mate, and obviously designed to be small enough to look good on the GM1, and in particular to have a small enough diameter so as not to lift up the camera when mounted. However, that also means some compromise and I just can't help but wonder how much better it could have been if it was not designed to be so small and to fit the GM1 well.

arbuz Senior Member • Posts: 2,247
Re: Leica 15mm

tt321 wrote:

Pic Man wrote:

sigala1 wrote:

dv312 wrote:

the perfect mate to the GM1

http://www.popco.net/zboard/view.php?id=dica_review&no=932

At least enjoy the photos

Cheers

The lens hood is really cute.

The aperture ring is an annoying gimmick. Why not a generic ring that you can set to anything from the camera, so it can be sued for ISO, shutter speed, or whatever you want?

I think it will prove useful on the GM1 because it doesn't have too many external controls. I don't see how it can be annoying. It's better than not having one.

Even on the GM1, a general control ring with a wide choice of use would still be better.

It may be better but having one just for aperture cannot be called annoying.

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