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    Lovely Bokeh. I might just replace my 20mm with this one.

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    Default Re: Review of the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25 mm f/1.4 ASPH Micro 4/3 Lens

    Indoor Field Test

    - Versatile with effective range at 50mm. The so called must have fixed focal length lens everyone should have. It render pic that is close to true perspective of human eye.

    - The speed is another biggest advantage of this lens. Indoor shot without flash and I could shot the lower ISO if possible. That overcome one of the major disadvantage of smaller censor of 4/3.










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    Default Re: Review of the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25 mm f/1.4 ASPH Micro 4/3 Lens

    Movie AF
    This lens does not feature MSC technology as latest Olympus m4/3 lens. It certainly can track the subject and re-AF, but lag on AF during move mode.

    Here is field test video with constantly changing AF point.
    http://s22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...=25mmvideo.mp4
    Last edited by MichaelLee; 17th July 2011 at 09:10 PM.

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    It might work differently on a GH2 though.

    Quote Originally Posted by wong_se View Post
    Movie AF
    This lens does not feature MSC technology as latest Olympus m4/3 lens. It certainly can track the subject and re-AF, but lag on AF during move mode.

    Here is field test video with constantly changing AF point.
    http://s22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...=25mmvideo.mp4

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    Default Re: Review of the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25 mm f/1.4 ASPH Micro 4/3 Lens

    Quote Originally Posted by NazgulKing View Post
    It might work differently on a GH2 though.
    You might be right. Bear in mind that I am testing with EP1, where the Movie capability is not one of da best in m4/3 range.
    Would review again with GF3 in coming week once I have it.

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    Default Re: Review of the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25 mm f/1.4 ASPH Micro 4/3 Lens







    i should not look at these type of photos at 10pm at night LOLZ!!!

    Thanks so much Mike for the work thus far on this lens !
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    Default Re: Review of the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25 mm f/1.4 ASPH Micro 4/3 Lens

    nice review michael and eddie!!!
    having able to try this lens for a while yesterday with the EP1 and EP3...
    EP1 + 25 F1.4 = fast...
    EP3 + 25 F1.4 = blazing fast...
    the touch screen auto focus of the EP3 is surprisingly fast too....

    i am really poison by michael and eddie for once...!!! damn tempted now... lol

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    Cost wise, any indication? Same ballpark as the new 12mm f2?

    Seriously poisoned...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouverture View Post
    Cost wise, any indication? Same ballpark as the new 12mm f2?

    Seriously poisoned...
    Possibly cheaper. The 12/f2 is 700 vs 600 USD for the 25/f1.4.

    Personally, the 25/1.4 is probably more suited for general use vs the 12 unless you strictly like landscape and want to do some street.

    But if you want bokeh and all, probably better luck with the 25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NazgulKing View Post
    Lovely Bokeh. I might just replace my 20mm with this one.
    Sell it to me....lol

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    Default Re: Review of the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25 mm f/1.4 ASPH Micro 4/3 Lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouverture View Post
    Cost wise, any indication? Same ballpark as the new 12mm f2?

    Seriously poisoned...
    I think Adorama taking pre-orders now.... go check there.....
    imho for a 25mm (50mm) f1.4 Summilux Adorama's price is or even Singapore's slightly higher price (vs. an online retailer) is a real bang for the buck

    But lets not talk price here (do that in the M4/3 subforum please ) ..... this is a review thread not a price checking thread ha ha ha

    thanks for understanding
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119

    I think Adorama taking pre-orders now.... go check there.....
    imho for a 25mm (50mm) f1.4 Summilux Adorama's price is or even Singapore's slightly higher price (vs. an online retailer) is a real bang for the buck

    But lets not talk price here (do that in the M4/3 subforum please ) ..... this is a review thread not a price checking thread ha ha ha

    thanks for understanding
    No problem.

    However it would be good if there are comparisons with the popular 20/1.7 lens to see if this Leica branded one is worth the extra money while losing out on portability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouverture View Post
    No problem.

    However it would be good if there are comparisons with the popular 20/1.7 lens to see if this Leica branded one is worth the extra money while losing out on portability.
    Personally, I like the bokeh better. Less busy, and more milky.

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    Default Re: Review of the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25 mm f/1.4 ASPH Micro 4/3 Lens

    Manage to borrow a panny f1.7 for comparison. Regret for the poor settings I made on testing with these lenses, I was in a rush and only had the 20mm f1.7 for less than 5 minutes

    Leica DG f1.4



    Panny f1.7



    Leica DG f1.4
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    Panny f1.7
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    Default Re: Review of the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25 mm f/1.4 ASPH Micro 4/3 Lens

    is it just me or do i see icons of Photobucket 'bandwidth exceeded' in place of the images ?
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Default Re: Review of the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25 mm f/1.4 ASPH Micro 4/3 Lens

    Leica DG f1.4 at f8


    100% crop




    Panny f1.7 at f8


    100% crop
    Last edited by MichaelLee; 28th July 2011 at 06:58 AM.

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    Default Re: Review of the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25 mm f/1.4 ASPH Micro 4/3 Lens

    Hi wong,

    All your images uploaded at Photobucket are now Bandwidth Exceeded.

    Do consider using ClubSNAP Gallery. http://gallery.clubsnap.com

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    Default Re: Review of the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25 mm f/1.4 ASPH Micro 4/3 Lens

    Leica DG f1.4 at f8


    100% Crop



    Panny f1.7 at f8


    100% Crop
    Last edited by MichaelLee; 28th July 2011 at 06:53 AM.

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    Default Re: Review of the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25 mm f/1.4 ASPH Micro 4/3 Lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Hi wong,

    All your images uploaded at Photobucket are now Bandwidth Exceeded.

    Do consider using ClubSNAP Gallery. http://gallery.clubsnap.com
    OMG....wish to share more picture review...but bandwidth exceeded.

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    Default Re: Review of the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25 mm f/1.4 ASPH Micro 4/3 Lens

    Quote Originally Posted by NazgulKing View Post
    It might work differently on a GH2 though.
    I tested Leica 25mm on GF3, however I suspect because the GF3 I have, is a pre-production set and I could not read the video file either on Mac or Window.
    My observe is that, it takes time to hunt for focus. Shifting from infinity to subject at 1meter take about 3 sec. Good point is that, the continuous C-AF is smooth and totally silence. There is not any "click" or "hunt on focus" sound at all.
    Last edited by ed9119; 28th July 2011 at 10:29 AM.

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