Some kind of jewel

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imrryr3859 Forum Member • Posts: 52
Some kind of jewel
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this little guy is awesome….. small, autofocus is fast with complete silence, it bites even at f1.8, comes with a lenshood … wow, a lot of pros..

cons are:

a little bit overpriced … 249 or 299 euros will be a better pricing imho. Or keep the current price BUT add weatherproof please !

out of focus rendering is a little in the harsh side but still good.. i'm looking at you 25mm PRO 1.2

that's all.… i'm more confortable with a 25mm rather than a 17mm... i use it on an OMD EM10mK2 and they rocks together ….. for candid shots without flash and with the help of DXO..... photographic life is good for me

love the em10mk2+25 1.8

sharp corner to corner.... impressive

candid shot are easy with this combo

 imrryr3859's gear list:imrryr3859's gear list
Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Pro Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4-5.6 R Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8
Prime lens • Micro Four Thirds • V311060BU000
Announced: Jan 29, 2014
imrryr3859's score
4.5
Average community score
4.4
jwilliams Veteran Member • Posts: 4,781
One of the ....
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One of the better m43 lenses.  Good combo of IQ/size/speed/cost.  I feel zero desire to 'upgrade' mine to the Oly 1.2 or PL 1.4.  This along with the Oly 45 1.8, Panny 42.5 1,7 and Sigma 60 2.8 are the best high IQ/high value lenses in m43.

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Jonathan

OP imrryr3859 Forum Member • Posts: 52
Re: One of the ....

i've got the G.A.S for the 25mm 1.2 PRO

i've got the 45 f1.8 too, great lens too… but my real "workhorse" is my 12/40 Pro 2.8.

so i'm thinking of selling my 2 little gem 1.8 for the 25mm 1.2 beast..

the rendering is more organic and there will be 2 full stops aperture .

it's an idea, i give them a little more chance before deciding

they are so cute

 imrryr3859's gear list:imrryr3859's gear list
Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Pro Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4-5.6 R Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8
Lichtspiel
Lichtspiel Senior Member • Posts: 1,815
Re: One of the ....
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imrryr3859 wrote:

i've got the G.A.S for the 25mm 1.2 PRO

i've got the 45 f1.8 too, great lens too… but my real "workhorse" is my 12/40 Pro 2.8.

so i'm thinking of selling my 2 little gem 1.8 for the 25mm 1.2 beast..

the rendering is more organic and there will be 2 full stops aperture .

it's an idea, i give them a little more chance before deciding

they are so cute

Not to talk you out of it, but keep in mind that for your candid shots a smaller lens, especially the 45/1.8, will be much less intrusive than the large Pro lenses.

There comes a time when those little guys are not so little anymore, and don't seem to appreciate the "lens in their face" as much as during the first 10 years or so. The small primes really help there...

Even though I rarely use them, I would not sell my small primes... their resale value is rather small, and they may come in handy at any unforeseen moment.

 Lichtspiel's gear list:Lichtspiel's gear list
Olympus E-M1 II Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 ASPH Olympus 8mm F1.8 Fisheye Pro Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4-5.6 R +3 more
jwilliams Veteran Member • Posts: 4,781
Re: One of the ....
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imrryr3859 wrote:

i've got the G.A.S for the 25mm 1.2 PRO

i've got the 45 f1.8 too, great lens too… but my real "workhorse" is my 12/40 Pro 2.8.

so i'm thinking of selling my 2 little gem 1.8 for the 25mm 1.2 beast..

the rendering is more organic and there will be 2 full stops aperture .

it's an idea, i give them a little more chance before deciding

they are so cute

1.2 is only one stop faster vs 1.8.  If you look at tests of ether the 25 or 42.5/45 1.2 vs 1.8 lenses you will find the slower ones just as sharp in the apertures they share.  So you have to ask yourself if your shooting at f stops lower than 1.7/1.8 is worth the extra size and cost as any shots at apertures they share will be just as good with the slower lenses.

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Jonathan

OP imrryr3859 Forum Member • Posts: 52
Re: One of the ....

Lichtspiel wrote:

imrryr3859 wrote:

i've got the G.A.S for the 25mm 1.2 PRO

i've got the 45 f1.8 too, great lens too… but my real "workhorse" is my 12/40 Pro 2.8.

so i'm thinking of selling my 2 little gem 1.8 for the 25mm 1.2 beast..

the rendering is more organic and there will be 2 full stops aperture .

it's an idea, i give them a little more chance before deciding

they are so cute

Not to talk you out of it, but keep in mind that for your candid shots a smaller lens, especially the 45/1.8, will be much less intrusive than the large Pro lenses.

There comes a time when those little guys are not so little anymore, and don't seem to appreciate the "lens in their face" as much as during the first 10 years or so. The small primes really help there...

Even though I rarely use them, I would not sell my small primes... their resale value is rather small, and they may come in handy at any unforeseen moment.

Great valid point..... i've hot thé 45 too but use more often thé 25mm 'cause i shoot more environmental portraits than before...

 imrryr3859's gear list:imrryr3859's gear list
Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Pro Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4-5.6 R Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8
OP imrryr3859 Forum Member • Posts: 52
Re: One of the ....

jwilliams wrote:

imrryr3859 wrote:

i've got the G.A.S for the 25mm 1.2 PRO

i've got the 45 f1.8 too, great lens too… but my real "workhorse" is my 12/40 Pro 2.8.

so i'm thinking of selling my 2 little gem 1.8 for the 25mm 1.2 beast..

the rendering is more organic and there will be 2 full stops aperture .

it's an idea, i give them a little more chance before deciding

they are so cute

1.2 is only one stop faster vs 1.8. If you look at tests of ether the 25 or 42.5/45 1.2 vs 1.8 lenses you will find the slower ones just as sharp in the apertures they share. So you have to ask yourself if your shooting at f stops lower than 1.7/1.8 is worth the extra size and cost as any shots at apertures they share will be just as good with the slower lenses.

You're right avoir amertume, but i was talkiing about the 12/40 difference 😉

It's more a brainstorming about the choosing or not the 1.2 lens.

I love the rendering very much...

Not sur I'm ready toi make à deal....

 imrryr3859's gear list:imrryr3859's gear list
Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Pro Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4-5.6 R Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8
OP imrryr3859 Forum Member • Posts: 52
Re: One of the ....

.. about aperture  😉 sorry for the french typo corrector

 imrryr3859's gear list:imrryr3859's gear list
Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Pro Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4-5.6 R Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8
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