Frankly, the ladies in my circle of friends have forbidden me to portray them with the Summilux. They say that the lens depicts too mercilessly.still trying to love this lens.. nice oof rendering but just lacking that little bit of sharpness especially for portraits.. or maybe its just my copy..
think you hit it on the nail, some pp sharpening does the trickBut that I'm so satisfied with the 25mm is maybe because I develop the pictures from RAW. With DXO Photolab 3, so any weaknesses are already automatically corrected, including "lens-softness".
So, yes, my lens arrived and I can answer my own question...it's hard to leave 1.4...apart from the, more than occasional, un-correctable, CA [not in the posted images] which, fortunately vanishes with a couple of stops down.My 'near new' secondhand PL25 is in the mail and cant wait to get it and give it a try.
Apart from lots of good features I see and see mentioned here I find the light stars from this lens look pretty good.
Don't see them often though........I'm guessing it's hard to leave f/1.4 and crank up to f/14-16
I believe the rattle noise is not a camera body or model matter.Hi all, I am interested in buying the PL 25mm f1.4. I understand Ver. II is dust/moisture resistant and has faster AF. Way back in 2013 I bought the Ver I of this lens to use on my EM5, but it rattled like crazy and so did a 2nd copy, which were both returned and I went elsewhere for a 25mm. Matti Sulanto had the only video I found that compared the 2 versions and he has not had any rattling with the Ver. II and said it was most likely limited to Olympus camera's and older models.
I will be using this with my EM1.3. What is the consensus on the new model from the users here?