Just Posted: Our samples gallery from the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm F1.4 ASPH. We've had the chance to borrow a production example of this fast 50mm-equivalent lens and have prepared a samples gallery to show some of what it can do. We've also shot a couple of comparisons against the popular Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH to see how the two lenses compare when used wide open, and give some idea of what the slightly longer focal length and wider aperture mean in terms of background defocus and subject isolation. Updated with additional comparison shots.

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Panasonic Leica Summilux 25mm F1.4 ASPH sample gallery

Compared to the Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH

In addition to our gallery shots we've also shot a couple of (very) quick comparisons with Panasonic's popular and highly-regarded 20mm F1.7 pancake prime - one of our favourite lenses of the past few years. We've shot the same image with both lenses set to their maximum aperture, using the Panasonic DMC-G3 at ISO 160. In both instances we've attempted to recreate approximately the same framing - meaning the 20mm shots were taken closer to the subject.

Panasonic Leica 25mm F1.4
Panasonic 20mm F1.7
Panasonic Leica 25mm F1.4 Panasonic 20mm F1.7

We also shot two scenes from the same position, to show the effect of the Leica's longer focal length. In addition, we shot one of these scenes with the Leica 25mm set to F1.8 to see how it performs against the 20 F1.7 at comparable apertures.

Panasonic Leica 25mm F1.4 (@ F1.4) Panasonic Leica 25mm F1.4 (@ F1.8) Panasonic 20mm F1.7
(@ F1.7)
Panasonic Leica 25mm F1.4
Panasonic 20mm F1.7