More Leica DG 25mm Summilux Samples

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Amin Sabet, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Staff Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)

    I've been scouring the globe to find Leica DG 25mm Summilux samples which give particularly good insight into the character of this exciting new lens, and found some at (Russia).

    Out of courtesy to, I won't direct link or embed the images here (like some rumor sites do). Check them out at the source: Original (Russian), Google-translation

    [via OMuser forums]

    You can pre-order the DG Summilux from Adorama and J&R (Thanks tabbyarthur)
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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
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    The samples from the Asian site looked more impressive. Showed more of the bokeh characteristics of the lens IMO.
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Staff Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Yes, the OMuser thread was even better, but there are several on the Russian site which are good examples. Surprisingly the few mainstream sites in English have posted very few samples by which to judge the character of bokeh.
  4. sparkin

    sparkin Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 18, 2010
    Lexington, KY
    Unfortunately I don't read Russian, but the translation was amusing in places.
  5. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
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    Kelly Gibbons
    The lens confuses me. I have the 20 do I need the 25 or just want it:confused:
  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    You just want it...:wink:..I would feel the same if I had the 20....Good thing I don't have the 20...:tongue:
  7. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    I swear the m43 group is dead set on making purchasing decisions as hard as possible. First,the omission of the flash in the original PENs, then,when they add one to compete with the GF1, they make the body and screen cheaply and destroy the UI.

    If they had put IS in this lens it would have been a slam dunk, especially at this price. Since they did not, I see no compelling reason for someone to upgrade from the 20/1.7; and see incredible price pressure on this lens (solely due to size) when the newness novelty wears off.
  8. Serhan

    Serhan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 7, 2011
  9. brutto

    brutto Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 17, 2011
  10. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Only applies to Panasonic body Olympus owners are fine....:wink:
  11. 25mm f/1.4 comes with Leica Fairy dust as a bonus. lol

    Whether or not to upgrade is best done by looking at the samples (not paper specs). If you don't see it, then don't... if you do, then do. If it has similar characteristics to the M-mount 50mm Summilux, I'm definitely getting it (just a matter of how long it takes to save). Of course, its easy for me to say as I don't own the 20mm f/1.7. If this lens pushes the price of the 20mm down to pocket change levels, I just might get the 20mm and be content.
  12. Oyapon

    Oyapon Mu-43 Rookie

    Jun 12, 2011
    I dont have both either.

    I remember the time when the 20mm 1.7 was U$320.

    Now i'm waiting the price drops again
  13. Oyapon

    Oyapon Mu-43 Rookie

    Jun 12, 2011