PanaLeica 10-25mm F1.7 Questions

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Michael Meissner
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Re: PanaLeica 10-25mm F1.7 Questions

A few questions come to mind, but these are more impressions type questions, and I assume that you would cover it when you come out with the video on the lens.

Obviously the main competitor to this lens is the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 EF lens with the Viltrox or Metabones speed booster adapter (as you alluded to in the announcement video). Do you see any scenarios where the Sigma/speed booster is the obvious winner compared to the Panasonic? From a raw specs point of view, the Sigma combination wins over the Panasonic lens in the range they share, by being a step faster. Also, if you are starting out, the Sigma/speed boaster is 1/2 the price of the 10-25mm. But the Panasonic gives you more wide angle, is splash proof, and is a bit lighter.

How well does the clickless apertures work in real life for video work.

Given the preview mentioned that it didn't have hard stops for focusing and zoom, how does this affect using things like follow focus in real life?

If you have used the Olympus pro lenses, how does the manual focus clutch compare to those lenses? I know with the Olympus lenses, every user goes through a stage where the lens isn't auto-focusing, and it turns out they had the clutch right enabled. I assume something similar will happen with this lens.

If you have older Panasonic bodies on hand or any Olympus bodies, are there things that don't work on other gear than the G9/GH5/GH5s (and maybe G95) that were unexpected?  The lens doesn't have OIS, so that isn't an issue.

Given the lens is a heavy lens, how is the balance for run-and-gun video shooting?

Are you already lobbying Panasonic to come out with a companion lens for this that is longer (say a 25-75mm or 25-50mm f/1.7 lens).

How is flare on the lens?

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