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Panasonic L-X025

25mm bright F1.4 - F16 Leica optics 46mm filter size UHR ( Read more

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Panasonic Leica 25mm f1.4

Camera Labs
1 June 2011
  • Summary: Use the lens between f2.8 and f5.6 and it'll deliver pin-sharp details with high contrast across almost the entire frame. On my test sample there was some softening in the extreme corners, particularly on one side suggesting a little decentering, but overall I was very satisfied by the performance, especially at the sweetspot of f4. It delivers superbly detailed landscape and architectural shots with natural perspective, making it my preferred general-purpose prime.
  • Pros: Bright f1.4 aperture with nice bokeh effects., Very sharp, high contrast details in all but extreme corners., Incredibly smooth manual focusing ring.
  • Cons: Some softening in extreme corners on test sample., No weather sealing. No optical stabilisation., Rattling sound when composing with Olympus bodies., Lens hood looks classy but can't be reversed.
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Lens Test: Panasonic Leica D Summilux 25mm f/1.4 AF

Pop Photo
19 November 2009
  • Excerpt: Made in Japan by Panasonic to Leica's specifications, this $800 (street) optic is only the second lens Panasonic has introduced for its well-reviewed DSLR, the Lumix DMC-L1. A 50mm equivalent in the Four Thirds system, the lens fills a gap in the Olympus/Panasonic lens catalogs, and it's fitting that Panasonic should start with that most basic component, the high-speed "normal" prime.
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Overall 9
Audio & image quality 9
Versatility 9
Usability 9
Build quality 9

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f1.4 ASPH. (H-X025) Lens

1 July 2011
  • Summary: A fast prime lens that covers a 'normal' field of view and supports the advanced autofocusing systems in the latest Panasonic G-series cameras.The Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens was announced by Panasonic in June 2011 at the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF3 camera. It's due for release locally at the end of August. On G-series bodies, it provides an effective focal length equivalent to 50mm on a 35mm camera, making it an excellent 'standard' lens. . .
  • Pros: You want a fast lens for available light photography and require high performance across a wide aperture range., You require distortion-free images., You have a camera body that can capitalise on its features. Don't buy this lens if :, You really need a zoom lens., You shoot lots of close-ups.
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D Summilux 25 mm f/1.4

5 June 2009
  • Conclusion: Exactly as after the Canon 1.4/35 test, we can feel unsatisfied here. We deal with a very expensive lens from the top shelf with the well-known Leica brand-name and still we managed to find a few flaws with it. Vignetting level is high and it was supposed to be non-existent in the Four Thirds system. We didn’t even listed the frame edge sharpness, which is only average overall.
  • Cons: visible vignetting which decrease very slow on stopping down,, too high coma,, problems with the work against the light in case of higher aperture values.
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Expert Review

11 March 2007
  • Summary: Nie można jednak zapominać o niepodważalnych zaletach tego obiektywu. Do najpoważniejszych należy nieprawdopodobna ostrość w centrum kadru, w zasadzie pancerne wykonanie i parametry. Przyjemność użytkowania wyposażonego w stabilizację matrycy E-3, do którego dołączony jest obiektyw o w pełni użytecznym świetle f/1.4 jest naprawdę wyjątkowa.
  • Pros: bardzo solidne wykonanie,, wybitna jakość obrazu w centrum kadru włącznie z maksymalnym otworem względnym,, niewielka aberracja chromatyczna w okolicach maksymalnego otworu,, mała dystorsja,, dobra praca mechanizmu ustawiającego ostrość.
  • Cons: widoczne winietowanie wolno malejące wraz z przymykaniem przysłony,, zbyt duża koma,, przy większych wartościach przysłony problemy w pracy pod ostre światło.
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