Excerpt: I got exactly what I wanted out of this lens. I wanted a crisp interview subject in sharp focus in the foreground and an out-of-focus interior shot of the building in the background. This lens delivered with lots of light. I did also get plenty of DoF when I wanted it for shooting exteriors of the same building. Pretty good performance for a little lens that didn't break the bank.I shoot in mixed AF/Manual so the AF speed issue isn't as much a factor for me.
Excerpt: Great build quality and comes with a quality lens hood and carrying case. Very good in low light, very sharp and smooth focus ring. Perhaps a bit bigger than I was expecting, but overall a quality lens. No cons as of yet.
Excerpt: I bought this based on the reviews, and wanted a 50mm equivalent for my GH4. This lens has not disappointed. The focus ring is super smooth and the image quality is superb. Highly recommended.
Excerpt: I bought this lens along with EM5, first time I used this camera its make me feels like a small kid eating ice cream.. yummy . I love the bokeh and the sharpness in the center. Hail to Leica lens.. you are really amazing product! This lens is my primary lens for shooting now..
Excerpt: This prime is a must for any four thirds user. The sharpness is sublime, but the depth of filed takes me back to my OM-1 days with my F1.4 lens. Absolutely beautiful. Forget about zoom, just work a bit harder to get that right composition and be amazed. I have coupled this lens with my new OM-E1 and the combo is stellar. The lens does not feature any measure scale, which distracts a bit from its outer beauty. Otherwise fast focus, sharp and a must!
Excerpt: I agonized over the decision on which 50mm equivalent lens I wanted for some time. In an ideal world I would have gotten the 0.95 Voigtlander which is a phenomenal MFT mount lens. However, my budget wouldn't allow it and I opted for the Panasonic lens at 1.4. The low light performance and image quality are very solid for this price point.