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LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4 ASPH. (H-X025)
The new LEICA DG lens features the Nano Surface Coating, which minimizes ghosting and flare, and an Ultra High Refractive (UHR) index lens, which makes it thin and light without compromising its image quality. Moreover, its F1.4 brightness allows a beautiful soft focus for photos to be even more impressive.
This is an excellent lens for general street images. It focuses quickly and has a good grip for manual focusing as well. It moves from afternoon to night shooting thanks to the wide aperture. I probably will keep this on the Pen or G2 most of the time.
I use it as my normal lens. It is bright and clear. Low light photography is easy, Colors are natural and the subjects turn out crisp and sharp. GREAT LENS AND A BARGAIN AT THE PRICE. I sold my Nikon D800 and never looked back. It is light and enjoyable to use.........
I have had it less than a month but can already tell I'll be using it more than any other lens I own. Great in lower light situations. Build & optics are great AF is fast and the focus ring is much smoother than the kit lens I have.
I love fast lenses. This one is sharp and focuses fast and precise. I usually use a central focus point to focus precisely and then compose. Professional looking pictures.
This lens is very sharp even wide open. I don't use charts to judge the sharpness of a lens so I'm not sure how this lens fares in that kind of test. But when I take pictures of people, I realize that I can count every wrinkle on my subjects' faces. Some of my subjects (mom) don't like this lens because it shows too many wrinkles. There is nothing I don't like about this lens.
I shot with a number of prime lenses both from Olympus and Panasonic. This is the one to keep. Outstanding image quality and bokeh with great build as well.
At first I thought this lens will probably work the same as the 20mm f1.7 it should being 5 mm more and f 0.7 difference. However as a low light lens f1.4 just give you a little more low light capability. By better is that somehow all pics taken with this lens is so much more beautiful. Can't seem yo figure what makes it better but everybody seeing pics coming from this lens says that pics is better. This lens may be not as compact or light as the 20 mm but it is definitely better in image quality
I am old school; still using a Pentax MX with 50 mm 1.4. My wife, however, using the Oly OMD/EM5 with kit zoom. I needed a lens more similar to what I was using. (Yes, I zoom with my feet.) All I can say is "OMG." The photo colors, sharpness and ability to shoot a black cat at night, w/o flash, is amazing. I could not be happier. The Pentax is sitting on the dresser; my wife cannot pry the Oly from my hands. Great product and exceptional service and attention from Adorama.
I use this with my GH3. The 25mm focal length takes a bit to get used to, but it really is better than a 42mm portrait lens for little kids and fast moving fury animals. With it's shallow DOF and bohak, it may also be the best MFT lens currently available for video. The minuses: it could do a little bit better in low light, be a little bit quieter, and possibly also be weather resistant. I haven't upgraded the firmware yet either, but it seems to struggle a bit with auto-focusing in low light sometimes. The update may help, but I also must state that the manual focus ring is very smooth, much nicer than my 14-42mm Pany, although I don't use MF much thanks to the GH3's complete and utter lack of focus peaking. Would be awesome on a G6 or GX7.
fine all-purpose, but especially good for low-light portraits