Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix G Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH.
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Old school quality.
Daniel P. Spivey, Amazon
13 January 2015
Summary: It's too early to speak objectively about this lens, as I haven't had it long enough to use it beyond dinking around with it at home. And I hate reviews that have nothing to say based on nothing tangible. But...here goes, my own hypocricy in action. I love this lens and paid almost as much as the camera purchased at the same time and the intended user of it. This was based on the fact that my son-in-law owns the same lens, and the same camera, a Lumix GM1.
Baby Einstein For Micro Four Thirds Has Been Born :)
Cody Robinson, Amazon
24 June 2014
Summary: I've only had this lens for less than a week now and can say 100% without a doubt this is the best of the best. Paired with the EM1 it takes razor sharp photos with great colors. After having used the lumix 20mm II-this lens is in a league of its own. Its super fast to focus compared to the ancient like focus of the lumix 20mm II. The build quality is top notch. The size is even better. In addition the Bokeh is brilliant.
Summary: I've been shooting exclusivlely with this lens, paired with the GM1, for the last 2 months and all I have is praise for it. Not only it's extremely compact and light, but it's very well built, it's a pleasure to handle and use and, most importantly, its rendering is full of detail and contrast, delivereing vibrant and clear pictures.
Summary: The Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 is sharp across the frame even wide open, has great color and contrast with creamy background blur. The close focusing ability provides surprisingly good opportunities for subject isolation. Though the specifications and test results for this lens are solid they don’t tell the whole story of why this is such a stellar lens.
Summary: I've own quite a few Micro Four Thirds lens around the 35mm focal length so I'll make some comparison between them. First, let's talk about this lens first. It's a small, light and quite portable lens. If you have the Panasonic 20mm lens, this is almost twice the height. The built quality is great. Mostly metal except for the front adapter ring. You remove the adapter ring to mount the included lens hood.
Summary: After the super popular Panasonic 20mm 1.7 razor sharp lens and the Leica Panasonic 25mm 1.4 'Leica 3D look' lens, this is in my mind a dissapointment. Not even as good as the often discounted second class Olympus 17mm. Panasonic had all the technology and time in the world to ace it out but somehow they delivered a second class lens in a market that demands the very best. Get the 20mm 1.7 Panasonic, I have yet to see any lens be that sharp.
Another great addition to the M 4/3 format designed by Leica and made by Panasonic.
amazon man, Amazon
13 June 2014
Summary: A very similar look picture wise to the 25MM Leica/Panny. Sharp, nice tonality, beautiful color gradation, nice build quality, very smooth aperture clicks, manual focus is very smooth and super quick auto focusing. Great shallow depth of field for a wide angle lens. Lightweight and definitely a great companion to GM1.