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Panasonic Leica Summilux 25mm f/1.4 first looks

We've Panasonic's second Four Thirds format lens in for testing

I've just received a review sample of the Panasonic Leica Summilux 25mm f/1.4 and have posted some initial test shots on the FTU gallery. Included are some comparisons with the top-tier Olympus Digital Zuiko 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 standard zoom lens. More will be added over the next week and eventually we'll be publishing a full technical review.

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Summilux 25mm Impressions.

Bill Summilux 25mm Impressions.
I'm no tester, but I thought I would post some examples taken with this lens. I took it on holiday w... (more)

Ian Re: Summilux 25mm Impressions.
Interesting post, thanks Bill - hope you can post some samples soon :) Ian... (more)

Bill Re: Summilux 25mm Impressions.
Thanks Ian. The low-light shots in Notre Dame Cathedral and the interior sand sculpture shots in my... (more)

Ian Re: Summilux 25mm Impressions.
My review sample 25mm f/1.4 has arrived, but I only have it for a week or so. I hope the weather ... (more)

Ian Re: Summilux 25mm Impressions.
I have created a lens test category in my FTU gallery. It currently contains 15 images comparing the... (more)

Ian Re: Summilux 25mm Impressions.
I'm just bumping this up as I hope someone might be interested :) Ian... (more)

DiSt Re: Summilux 25mm Impressions.
I, for one, am actually interested but have to say I was a bit disappointed by the choice of subject... (more)

Hans Re: Summilux 25mm Impressions.
You can send me that lens as soon as you take some pix of the toothpaste tube! Yea, I'm interested. ... (more)

Ian Re: Summilux 25mm Impressions.
OK, no problem - I thought that in the limited time I had yesterday, the shots featured would be ... (more)

Ian Re: Summilux 25mm Impressions.
Toothpaste tube - now you've got me! :D ??? Ian... (more)

Hans Re: Summilux 25mm Impressions.
Just meant some closeups Ian...toothpaste tube was first thing that popped into my tiny mind. As far... (more)

Ian Re: Summilux 25mm Impressions.
Yes of course - there will be a full test with charts and things of course :) I can tell you r... (more)

Hans Re: Summilux 25mm Impressions.
Thanks Ian. Have also heard of a limited number of focusing problems (groan) with a few of the lense... (more)

Ian Re: Summilux 25mm Impressions.
Mine focuses fine. As I said before, the AF motor is not as quiet as the ZD 14-54, but it's just ... (more)

Kirasir Re: Summilux 25mm Impressions.
Ian, I think, that there is a high demand for a comparative test of Summilux 25/1.4, Sigma 24mm f/1.... (more)

Bill Re: Summilux 25mm Impressions.
Just added some more 25mm shots to my gallery: [url]http://fourthirds-user.com/galleries/showgall... (more)

Ian Re: Summilux 25mm Impressions.
[img]http://www.fourthirds-user.com/galleries/data/525/P8262497b.jpg[/img] This one is shot at... (more)

Ian Re: Summilux 25mm Impressions.
It's been pointed out to me that the web-view of this image is noticeably darker than the origina... (more)

DiSt Re: Summilux 25mm Impressions.
Thanks Ian, that's exactly the kind of images I had been waiting for. This is where a fast prime can... (more)

N/A Re: Summilux 25mm Impressions.
I acquired one of these excellent lenses recently and can vouch for its sharpness even wide open at ... (more)