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LEICA Summilux PL25mm f/1.4 on my E-pl1

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by littleMT, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    Here is a test shot, hopefully I can get better with it.

    Shot into the darkness of night, with the lights of Albuquerque contaminating
    the background.

    E-PL1    ---    25mm    f/1.4    13s    ISO 125
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  2. blue

    blue Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 1, 2010
    Oooh, pretty. Do like these night shots. (Would have probably put the aerial down though, if you want crit)
  3. David

    David Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 22, 2011
    it doesn't get better then that. Great photo and colors.
  4. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    E-PL1    ---    25mm    f/1.6    15s    ISO 160
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  5. EP1-GF1

    EP1-GF1 Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 12, 2011
    Are you SURE you're not just lifting these from magazine shoots? :) 

  6. mowog6000

    mowog6000 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 2, 2012
    Oregon City Oregon
    Pat bailey
    What ISO are you using?
    My night shots are a lot noisier than yours with my EPL-1
  7. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    the first shot was ISO 125, second was ISO 160.
  8. noohoggin1

    noohoggin1 Instagram: @tomnguyenstudio

    May 21, 2012
    great shots as usual, this lens is next on my GAS list....!
  9. danska

    danska Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 21, 2012
    Portland, OR
    Your car shots are always amazing. Looking forward to seeing what you do with this lens.
  10. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    I didn't even notice the antenna until you mentioned it.

    Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2
  11. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Fantastic shots as always. Looking forward to seeing more! :smile:

    Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2
  12. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2010
    Nice shots. Did you flash or other form of lighting? The lighting seems great which helps alot with the night shots.
  13. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez

    I have yet to use a flash and need to learn that.

    Just long exposures light painting with a led flashlight.
  14. acto

    acto New to Mu-43

    May 30, 2012
    Looks like 20mm will take a backseat to the 25mm.
  15. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    I am not sure about that... the jury is still out...

    the 25mm is blurring the background, so the stars and clouds are not sharp.

    the 20mm captures the stars and background sharper.

    now one would say, stop down the 25mm to capture the background better, I tried that and didn't like the results to much.

    I tend to shoot wide open.

    my 20mm is still my prefered goto nightshot lens.....but I need more testing with the 25mm, my opinion might change. these shots were my first ones. for whatever reason i seem to struggle with a new lens at first, then kinda improve as i shoot.

    i hope to get better with the 25mm.
  16. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Hi Lucille ..great again and PL25 mm 1.4 is a great lens but 20 mm 1.7 takes the crown when it comes to low light performance , value for money , portability and compactness and over all IQ. PL25 mm excels in low light ,AF and nice bokeh but then 20 mm is 10 mm wider and u love manual focus and u are not bokeh queen either .My gut feeling is that u will end up liking 20 mm 1.7 more than PL25 mm 1.4 but take your time and you might need to step down and get background in focus .
  17. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    Fine set, Lucy. Keep 'em comin.
  18. zapatista

    zapatista Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    Albuquerque, NM
    Mike Barber
    Wow that looks a lot like western Corrales.
  19. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Overall IQ??? What's the deal with this 25/1.4 vs 20/1.7 competition business? Trying to steer people one way or another based on your particular preferences? One may be more suitable for this particular application and another more suitable for another, according to one's individual preference. You have, quite obviously, decided that the 25/1.4 is not your cup of tea and have hence "crowned" the 20/1.7 as the "king" over the 25/1.4 in numerous threads all over the forum. What's the agenda?

    No lens is truly any better than any other, generally speaking. There are too many variables to do so with most lenses (except junk). I have and appreciate both lenses. They each have their own niche, suitability, and specific applications where they shine.

    The 25/1.4 is every bit as great as the 20/1.7 and vice versa, depending on the specific application at hand and the person in whose hands they work.

    There is no need to try to pit the 25/1.4 against the 20/1.7 and triumphantly crown one of them "the king" over the other. They do different things, offer different capabilities, meet different price points, and suit different applications in one way or many others.
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  20. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    another test shot..

    E-PL1    ---    25mm    f/1.6    10s    ISO 160
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