I Love it!
I own the 25 mm just two weeks now, but I'm already convinced! But I have to tell you that I'm not a professional photographer or image expert.
Just before my trip to The Gambia I could manage it to get one silver version in my hands. Silver makes the better images, right? And it fits well and looks great on my PEN E-P5.
The lens iis -in my opinion- extremely fast with focusing and I had not much shots out of focus. It was really a joy to have it on my camera. Razor sharp and although it costs a bit, it's worth it I think.
See the examples I included. The examples are all ordinary day-2-day shots, no tripod or other tricks. But, I agree.... extremely good conditions
Any comments welcome!
Nice to hear good things about the 25 f1.8 as I'm also considering it. Oly/Zuiko make good glass!
For me a good photo is one wish I had taken. The shot of the bookcase against the wall meets that criterion. The others are nice but that one really moves me.
And the funny story about the bookshelf.... I was at the pool and relaxing, when I saw the bookshelf.
In the days following I took another serie of images of bookshelfs at other places. More or less same style.
The examples are just vacation shots to show how the 25mm performs In day to day klicking. So not all shots are well composed that's true.
True about the glass! I stick with the primes instead of the 2.8 zoom. well, at least until the 2.8 wide-angle zoom comes in.
Most of my pictures at my vacation were made with the 25 and 60mm. But that depends a lot on what kind of photography you are interested in I guess.
The 45mm is als great, I compared some images with the 25mm. In quality not much difference in my opinion, both are exceptional good!
Willem Steenis wrote:
Silver makes the better images, right?
Wrong Black makes better images!
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Have to agree. I have the 25mm Panny also and the only other lens that comes close in my opinion is the Sigma 30mm (which I also own) which is also spectacular in use.
When I want a good photo, I shoot digital. When I want a great photo, I shoot film!
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