Showcase Panasonic Leica 12mm f/1.4 DG Summilux

ddekadt

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Walkabout lens:
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And, at the risk of turning this into my personal family thread, I just can't get enough of the PL12's rendering for environmental portraits:
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J.P.

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Why in almost 3 years of this thread are there so few examples from this lens?
 

J.P.

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Good points.

I guess it's just a matter of what one feels something is worth.

I would very much like to have this lens, but it's just not going to happen soon for me due to the cost and the fact that I have already spent a small fortune on other lenses.

But I can see how this is even more a specialty lens than say the Nocticron or the 75 f1.7, both of which I own and find very worth while!

I love my 8-18 and 12-35 f 2.8, but 1.4 vs 2.8 at 12mm would be handy (at times). Oh well.......... to have unlimited funds!!
 

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There are many (very) good zooms that cover the FL. The lens is really all about f1.4 and PL "rendering," but it comes at a cost, both in size and price. Personally find it indispensable and wonderful, but I don't use zooms.
I love primes, but I personally just don't have the usage for it. Over many many years of shooting, I just seem to prefer wider, or slightly longer. 28mm equivalent just works better for me. Even when I had a 24mm prime, & zooms that started at 24mm, I was using 28mm way more often. So the PL 15mm works better for me, combined with the PL 8-18. If the PL 15mm isn't wide enough, I go straight to the wide end of the 8-18. The 12mm f/1.4 has quite a specific usage scenario, and the cost for usage ratio for me, is just not there.
 

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“Binge”

Random shot from last night testing out the new lens.
 

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Here’s an album I shot with the 25mm ƒ1.4 back in 2015.

Gage Park, Hamilton

Not thrilled with the processing on some of the wide shots, but the sycamore bark turned out really nicely, I think.

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edit: sadly, I’m on an iPad and embedding images is challenging. I’ll edit a bit later.[/url]
 
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Took it out during my lunch break and really love the sharpness, color, and versatility of this lens. So far I’m blown away and do not understand the negative rep this lens has been receiving.
 

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Julia doing a bit of chimping, I’ve forgiven her for using a Fuji X-T20. :flowers_2:
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G9 + PLeica 12mm Summilux @ 1/80 f4 ISO200
 

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