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Panasonic 14mm f2,5 samples

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by juno, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. juno

    juno Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 20, 2010
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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I'm still digging through, but they look good to me as well!
  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    They look good. I'd expect no less.
    Thanks for this...
  4. deirdre

    deirdre Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 9, 2010
    Awesome! I'm really excited about this lens. :) 
  5. grum

    grum Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 2, 2010
    Look good to me too - look forward to seeing some reviews. Just wish they had made it a teensy bit wider. Love the smallness of it though - great match for a GF1 surely.
  6. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    looks terrible, it's not a 12mm =P
  7. juno

    juno Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 20, 2010
    Think I'll be getting it as I'm hoping to catch the Aurora Borealis in Feb. Not really much other choice on :43:. I have the Panny 7-14, but I thinks that extra stop and a third will come in handy.
  8. feppe

    feppe Mu-43 Regular

    Corners are quite soft, otherwise looks good. Will be getting it nevertheless on day 1 - hope it gets released before my trip in early November!
  9. feppe

    feppe Mu-43 Regular

    I did some comparisons against Panasonic 7-14mm F4 samples on DPReview, and the pancake is significantly softer in the corners than the zoom at 14mm. This is quite surprising, and am considering getting the zoom instead since it looks unlikely there will ever be a ~7mm prime.
  10. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Before you make a decision, it would be wise to seek more samples from another location.
    Just so you get more info.
    Please post your findings here as we all await your findings.
  11. feppe

    feppe Mu-43 Regular

    I agree fully, but those are the only full-size samples I've been able to find. I'm going on a trip in early November and I need a wide angle, UWA preferred, before it, and time is running out :( 
  12. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    Richard Elliott
    The Oly 9-18 is getting tempting - down to $570 US. If it gets to $500 it will be hard not to pull the trigger.
  13. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Maybe you should rethink your lenses for the early Nov vacation.
    A lens on the camera is worth 2 in the store.
    I dont think the 14 will make early Nov but I wish it would.
  14. feppe

    feppe Mu-43 Regular

    Yep, that's another reason to consider the 7-14mm.
  15. Jamus

    Jamus Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 18, 2010
    Peter Jamus
    How much is the price (USD) going to be on this again?
    This was the range I wanted initially, when I bought the GF1, so I'm definitely planning on eventually getting it if the quality is good.
  16. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    I believe it's gonna be around $399.00 USD.
    That seem about right....
  17. juno

    juno Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 20, 2010

    $500 seems like a bargain, compared to UK prices. It's more or less relpace the $ with a £, but it seems that's always the case which is why I tend to import a lot of stuff and pay the duty and VAT.

    Was going to import the 9-18, but consider myself lucky to have got offered the 7-14 through a friend of a friend for £500, it's a great lens and that was a great price.

    I'll still be getting the 14mm pancake though as that extra stop and a bit over the 7-14 might just mean getting a keeper on my Iceland trip, don't think I'll be going back again for a while.
  18. Jackson Miller

    Jackson Miller Mu-43 Rookie

    Oct 29, 2010
    This looks tempting after I get the $ but I think I'll go with the tokina 11-16 since I mainly do video. However if the AF is considerably better than the 20mm then I will buy it for a single project which I need AF for.
  19. Burkey

    Burkey Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 26, 2010
    Northern New England
    New 14/2.5

    Hey folks,
    I'm new to this forum. 'Thought my first picture post here might be this image I took the other day with my new 14/2.5. 'Looks to me to be a very useable lens so far.
    E-PL1, Lumix 14mm, ISO160, processed in LR3.
    View attachment 153338
    . . . Burkey
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  20. carpandean

    carpandean Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 29, 2010
    Western NY
    I have one on pre-order at Amazon ... waiting ... waiting ...
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