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Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH lenses

introduction

Panasonic DG 25mm f/1.4 version II

  • introduced Oct 2019
  • same as version I but adds:
    • dust- and splash-resistant design and new exterior finish
    • improved focus performance:
      • inner focus drive system and stepping motor that promises smooth, silent focus
      • compatibility with 240fps sensor drive to take advantage of cameras with high-speed AF.
    • slightly heavier
    • hopefully they have addressed the quirkiness functionality with Olympus cameras

specs

  • 25mm focal length = 50mm field of view on 35mm full frame
  • f/1.4-f/16 aperture
  • close focus to 0.3m
  • filter size 46mm does not rotate
  • 9 elements arranged in 7 groups, including 2 aspherical elements and 1 ultra-high-refractive-index lens element
  • Nano Surface Coating
  • 7 rounded aperture blades
  • 63mm x 55mm long
  • 205g / 7.23oz
  • RRP $US699

Panasonic DG 25mm f/1.4 original version

specs

  • 25mm focal length = 50mm field of view on 35mm full frame
  • f/1.4-f/16 aperture
  • close focus to 0.3m
  • filter size 46mm does not rotate
  • 9 elements arranged in 7 groups, including 2 aspherical elements and 1 ultra-high-refractive-index lens element
  • Nano Surface Coating
  • 7 rounded aperture blades
  • 63mm x 55mm long
  • 200g / 7.05oz
  • RRP $US599

reviews

    • “exceptionally sharp, especially when stopped down slightly. When used wide open at ƒ/1.4, the vast majority of the frame is incredibly sharp, tapering to very light corner softness in the extreme edges. Stopped down to ƒ/2, this corner softness is dramatically reduced, and disappears completely at ƒ/2.8 where the lens is tack-sharp across the frame. This sharpness continues all the way to ƒ/11”
    • some CA wide open across the frame in high contrast situations but improves as stopped down
    • “build quality is excellent”
    • “very fast to focus on the new DMC-G3 camera and almost virtually silent too thus suited to videos”
    • “hood does almost doubles the length of the lens”
    • “an excellent performer…you can safely use it wide open for maximum bokeh and still achieve sharp results in the centre of the frame”
    • “optimum performance stop down to f/4, where even the edges of the frame look sharp”
    • “CA is almost completely absent, while distortions are automatically corrected on both Olympus and Panasonic bodies”
    • “creamy bokeh and snappy performance”
    • “highly recommended”
  • Kirk Tuck's view - “superb” but on an Olympus body the aperture becomes very noisy in bright light as it continuously opens and closes.
photo/pandg25mm.txt · Last modified: 2019/08/27 23:52 by gary1