Oly 25mm 1.8 available for pre-order on Amazon

Started Jan 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
azazel1024 Senior Member • Posts: 1,139
Re: Only $100 more for the Panasonic?

peppermonkey wrote:

lnikj wrote:

Which I have done

ETA March 7th.

First, congrats Any new lens purchase is an exciting event

Not to criticize your purchase too much but if you can get the Pan-Leica 25mm 1.4 for only ~$100 more, I sure hope the lens is absolutely stellar, otherwise, I think the Pan-Leica is a better deal...

Unless I'm dead set on 'only' getting Olympus lenses, I think I would have waited till the reviews comes in. Even then, there is a good possibility I would go for the Pan-Leica simply because of the extra speed.

Still, it's pretty small, and it does look like a pretty lens.

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That is my unfortunately conclusion as well. The Oly seems a resonable amount smaller, but the Panny is delivering 2/3rds of a stop faster and is a VERY good lens, for only 25% more.

Of course, the Oly might be a better lens for some people, because of the slight lower cost and smaller size/weight.

I had really hoped it would come in at $299, which I think would make it a lot more compelling.

I'd say if the Oly delivers even better quality, I'd be tempted to switch...but not realistically. The Panny is already great and I love the look and there are plenty of times I need/want the extra 2/3rds of a stop.

I guess in part I'd been hoping for $299 or so to pickup a nice used copy in a couple of years to supplement the 25/1.4, for the times I want to go really small and light on my kit.

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