Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4

Announced Jun 13, 2011 •
Prime lens | Micro Four Thirds | H-X025
ctlow
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Although slightly soft wide-open, it's pretty well razor-sharp by one stop down, and the speed is still phenomenal. I have this on an Olympus FT E-series camera, which requires locking the lens in the "A" position, in which is works well, using the camera's controls. Panasonic Leica Summalux DG 25mmf1.4 at f1.4 Panasonic Leica Summalux DG 25mmf1.4 at f2.0

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When I bought this lens I discovered that my other lenses (14-42mm and 45-200mm) were not getting all the resolution that my camera (DMC-G10) could produce.  In other words, I discovered the other lenses were soft.  I had not known that, until I saw the amazing razor sharp in focus region against a beautifully out of focus background that this lens can produce wide open. The super sharp center area may be a bit wider stopped down one stop, but don't hesitate to use it at f/1.4, it's really ...

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josephbeeson
 
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I have the pana 20mm 1.7 which I bought for its sharpness and compact size.  The 20mm turned out to be a disappointment due to its slow focusing making it useless in low light.  I bought the 25mm hoping for something better and discover if having Leica written on the lens was worth paying a premium. After a week of shooting I am convinced I made the right purchase.  Very solid build, comes with a nice lens hood, internal focussing is fast (as fast as the oly 45mm 1.8 and kit 14-42 MSC) and I ...

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Dansk
 
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I traded in my Pana-Leica 25mm D for the 25mm DG, solely for the size/bulk factor. The DG is a much, much better fit on a micro 4/3rds camera than the D was, being designed for the system. (The D is only at home on an SLR.) There was a serious difference in price between them as well, with the D clocking in at a hefty $1500 or so MSRP, while the DG was a more attractive $600. I was hoping that the price wasn't an indicator of quality, but I've been somewhat disappointed in that regard. In ...

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hhcs
 
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This is my favorite m43 lens. I was debating on whether or not to purchase this lens, because I also own the Panny 20mm f1.7. However, I decided to pull the trigger, because I prefer to shoot at a 50mm focal length. I am extremely happy that I did! Not only am I taking pictures at a focal length that I like, but the images captured by this lens are stunning! The PL25 takes very contrasty pictures with beautiful bokeh that are very sharp. This lens is sharp wide open at f1.4 and ...

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Sethjordan
 
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I have never seen pictures as clear using Pan-Leica 25mm on a DMC-GF1, since I stopped using my Leica M6. The color, sharpness, DOF and ability to take pictures without a flash is as everyone has stated before. Once you look at the pictures you know it just feels like the old leica quality. If you ever used a Leica M then you know don't need zoom lens's. A prime needs more work and it brings you back to taking pictures that you had to put more thought into. I can't afford a Leica M9 and ...

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vroger1
 
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As an old Leica M user, I was waiting for a combination of camera/lens that would give me a digital Leica experience without the cost/weight problems. I found that in the GX1 coupled with this lens. The results are nothing short of extraordinary. Pinpoint sharpness- vibrant colour and relatively light weight. I use the lens on all my G series digicams (G1, G3, GF1, GX1) and regret that I cannot use it with all my digicams. I have a friend in the Boston area who has the same combination and ...

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