Just gotten the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm/1.4 to play with from a friend over the weekend. This is a lens I had always tried not to touch as I also have the Voigtlander Nokton 25/0.95 lens (which I like a lot) - - - I was kinda apprehensive that it would make me ditch the nokton for it But since I have it to play with no harm bringing it for weekend spin! Although it had been launched last year, it seems that this lens hasn't gotten a review yet, the fact that this lens is pretty expensive (though it has Leica branding), that itself deters some from buying this lens, although there are some who will buy this lens just for the leica branding...So hope that this helps some to have a better understanding of it's capabilities.
The gear I use:
Olympus OM-D E-M5.
All pictures are not post processed except maybe simple straighten & crop, which will be mention, and all pictures are out of camera JPEG (OOC JPG)
Disclaimer, this will not be a lens comparison review between the two lenses, if you are expecting some sort of comparison, sorry to disappoint you. This is purely a user review as I hope to give some insights to those who are undecided about this lens. And this is user review not so much a technical one. In other words, one will see more pictures than words. I will post pictures of different types - portraits, street, food and how this lens looks on the OM-D, and functionality (build and handling, sharpness, bokeh, AF speed, flare resistance) of this lens.
Pls pardon me if the review is not up to your expectations, as I don't do this often and hopefully this little thread can help to decide if it's a good lens or not for one's usage.
Thanks for visiting the thread!