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A few from the new Olympus M. Zuiko 25mm F1.8

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by Penfan2010, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Ed
    On E-M5 and GX-7. Also posted on mu-43.

    P8650819.

    P8650826.

    P8650820.

    P2120065.

    P2130080.

    P2130077.
     
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  2. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    The images above don't really show how good and sharp this lens is. We had it in store and used it on the new E-M10 and the results were outstanding! Deff on my shopping list!
     
  3. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Ed
    Yes, some of the shots I've seen show rendering very close to the 45mm F1.8. Once the dreary snow days are done, I will hopefully be able to show more photos that do justice to the lens.
     
  4. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
  5. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Looking good... think this would go nicely with my wife's new orange GM1.
     
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  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Would love to see a head-to-head comparison with the PL25/1.4.
     
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  7. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Nice! You scored an orange one in an US shop?
     
  8. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    I just ordered one from B&H when they popped up in stock (looks like they are also at Unique Photo)... same price ($50 discount) as the silver/black version. She had been wanting something with a zoom to replace her Q, and I had been going back and forth between the GM1 and the RX100 II.
     
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  9. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
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  10. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Boy those results look close.
     
  11. val

    val SC Regular

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    Jan 2, 2014
    Funny enough the Oly looks sharper but since it was shot on a Oly body it makes sense since each company have their own in-body corrections.

    Although from my memory, I don't think I've seen my Panaleica 25mm look that sharp.
     
  12. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    They need to make the lens in black!
     
  13. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
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  14. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    They do!! And I'll be getting one!! :thumbup:
     
  15. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I'd have to sell my PL25 first though ... and doubtful there'll be too many buyers (at a fair sales price) now that the Oly appears to be better in just about every facet other than f/1.4.
     
  16. IVN

    IVN SC Veteran

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    Aug 27, 2013
    Odd, "other than" implies something of little importance. The difference between f/1.8 and f/1.4 is usually perceived as great enough to warrant a 2-3x higher price. I would say that the Oly is too expensive, it should cost less than 200 bucks.
     
  17. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I believe the maximum aperture difference is actually less than that. Or at least according to Robin Wong's head to head comparison. Check out his review on one of the links provided above.
     
  18. IVN

    IVN SC Veteran

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    Aug 27, 2013
    As far as I know he is an Olympus employee, which makes his comparisons "Oly vs X" extremely biased. Until someone w/o bias confirms that Oly has better "transmission", I'm assuming Pana is 2/3 of a stop faster.
     
  19. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    The price difference between an f/1.8 and f/1.4 prime would usually also come with an increase in material quality, a better autofocus system, more aperture blades, etc. In this case the Olympus will likely be a better lens mechanically than the Panasonic, although the external finish won't be quite as good if it is made to the same standard as the 45mm f1.8.