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Panasonic Leica 25mm Summilux Bokeh Samples at OMuser.com

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Amin Sabet, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)

    A forum member named dcjerk at www.omuser.com (Hong Kong) has gotten up close and creamy with the new Panasonic Leica 25mm Summilux for Micro 4/3. If I correctly understood the Google-translated Chinese, all samples are straight out of the camera JPEGs from a Panasonic G3 set to "scenery mode".

    The thread starter made some general comments about the new lens, observing that it was fast to focus and quiet (although not silent). In terms of build and optical performance, he found it to be of the same pedigree as the outstanding 25mm Summilux for regular (non-Micro) Four Thirds.

    If you're looking for bokeh (out-of-focus blur) samples from the new lens, you'll find some great ones here. I was actually thinking I would pass on this lens until I came across these images. Now I'm not so sure. You've been warned!

    Check out the thread here: Original (Chinese) / Google translation
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  2. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 13, 2011
    Wonder how much it'll cost..!
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  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
  4. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2010
    Love it....That one picture of the dancer/geisha has really nice bokeh. Why is this not considered portrait lens again?
  5. mqavila

    mqavila Mu-43 Regular

    Why oh why do I even go to this forum? Must.... resist.... argh!!!
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  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    At least you're not like me, using Google Translate to follow this dcjerk fellow around hoping he'll drop a bone about the rumored upcoming Panasonic fast zoom :rofl:.
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  7. jiroumi

    jiroumi Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 12, 2011
    sooooooooooo yummmmmy
    ability to somewhat read chinese made me want it even more!
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  8. DuaneO

    DuaneO Mu-43 Rookie

    May 19, 2011
    Oh yea... I want one. Thanks for the review
  9. jokerscard009

    jokerscard009 New to Mu-43

    May 13, 2011
    Pardon me whilst I wipe the drool from my face. Looks like I'm going to have to set aside some cheddar for this beauty of a lens.
  10. mach330

    mach330 Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 19, 2011
    The OC
    crap. must...resist...

    this will go so well with my new g3.
  11. MaxElmar

    MaxElmar Mu-43 Regular

    May 18, 2011
    New Jersey, USA
    At $900+ I was all no, no, no...

    At $600 (and the nice samples) I'm feeling all warm inside.....
  12. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Had the same thought. $899 (the earlier rumor) I convinced myself it was too much. $600, and i pre-ordered from Adorama. I think this lens could REALLY help the m43 line.
  13. dia36

    dia36 Mu-43 Rookie

    Jun 3, 2011
    São Paulo, Brazil
    I was definitely going for the CV25 before seeing these samples...
  14. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    these samples look a lot nicer than the other site. and at $599, wow. I'm not sure this will sway me from the 20/1.7 I have though. It certainly is tempting just to have both, haha.
  15. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 15, 2010
    I like the samples a lot, and, in my limited knowledge, I think it will be a reference in the system.
  16. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    I know they are different in many ways, but I wonder if this will put a little downward pressure on the CV25 -- maybe drop it back into it's list price range, rather than the street price of $1300.
  17. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Hehe, no brainer... me wants one! :biggrin:

    Thanks for the pointer Amin.


  18. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    My pleasure. Actually, I've been following this dcjerk fellow over at omuser for months waiting for him to drop a pearl. Even in the Google translation, I could tell from the way others treat him that he has the hook up. Maybe he works for Panasonic? It would be nice if other sites which picked up on this story would give us credit for the find though :rolleyes: .
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  19. semma

    semma Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 9, 2010
    This is good news for MU43, and will be a wonderfull marriage with the G3.
    Till death do us part... :biggrin:
  20. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 4, 2010
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Before when it was rumored to be $900+ I thought there wasn't much point in getting this lens over either the 20 1.7 or the cv nokton. Now at $599, that price made me pre-order too! :) 
    A bargain considering that no one has the 20 1.7 and used prices are approaching the same price.
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