1. Welcome to Mu-43.com—a friendly Micro 4/3 camera & photography discussion forum!

    If you are thinking of buying a camera or need help with your photos, you will find our forum members full of advice! Click here to join for free!

Pre-Order the New Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 for $599 at Adorama!

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Amin Sabet, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    The new Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 for Micro 4/3 is listed on Adorama for $599.95 and available for pre-order!

    Direct link: 25mm DG Summilux at Adorama

    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

    This is great news, as many of us were predicting a higher price for this lens!

    [Thanks tabbyarthur]

    Note: The above links contain our affiliate code, which means than Adorama pays us a small fee for referring you, while your price is unaffected. For us to get credit, you must click the link prior to placing the item in your "shopping cart". Thanks for supporting Mu-43.com!
    • Like Like x 4
  2. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Thanks for the link. I pre-ordered mine via the click through. Sometimes, though, Adorama's not the first with stock of new product. I hope they deliver this time!
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Thanks! It's always hit or miss with preorders, but I've had a good experience with Adorama.

    Sent from my HTC Thunderbolt using Mu-43 App
  4. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 13, 2011
    I've never had luck with Adorama.. hope Amazon will put up a link soon!
  5. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    Richard Elliott
    It looks like they have priced this surprisingly well for a Leica branded lens. It will be interesting to see how this compares to the Nokton 25mm f/0.95. Voightlander's limited production might come back to bite them now that they have some solid competition.

    If Panasonic had brought out a more "pro" like rangefinder style body with it people might have been saying "Fuji who?". Hopefully that will still happen soon.
  6. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Definitely priced below my expectations. I suppose the overlapping function of the PL25 vs 20/1.7 must have played a part in pricing. Otherwise, it certainly makes no sense in my mind that the PL25 is priced less than the PL45. On the other hand, it's probably because the PL45 is way overpriced and should be more like a $400-500 lens!!

    Extremely extremely tempted ... but will likely invest on the rumored Oly 12 and/or 50. Or a PL45, if they'd just drop the price!
  7. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Aaargh. I just saw the other link with the samples from the Chinese site. Now I want one!!! Must ... not ... give in ....

    That Google translate was not working very well though. Unless some of the discussions that followed were really about poison and other unpleasantries!
  8. MP Burke

    MP Burke Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 3, 2010
    That's encouraging news. It could also be some clever marketing, if somebody had intentionally let out rumours that the price would be $700, $800 or even $900, then people breathe a sign of relief that $600 is relatively cheap.
    However, I will be looking out for the first signs of UK prices. $600 should hopefully equate to a price that dips below £500. Still expensive, but may be almost worth it for the capability it adds to the system, especially if, like me, you don't have the 20mm lens.
  9. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    They were nice images, weren't they? It's still hard to justify since I have the 20 and I'm not sure I'm a good enough photographer to make use of the difference.
  10. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Yeah, the bokeh was noticeably smoother. And a couple of pretty sharp photos too. I also have the 20. But if I was to justify buying new stuff based on my photo skills, I'd still be using my original 2 megapixel Canon Elph. 
  11. youry

    youry Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 9, 2010
    Winston Salem, NC
    ordered one through your link. the least I could do for mu43
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    I've just checked with Mathers of Lancashire, and they expect the first delivery by mid-August... £495 is probably a decent price for the UK.


    • Like Like x 2
  13. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Nice lens, nice bokeh and nice price..........
  14. John M Flores

    John M Flores Super Moderator

    Jan 7, 2011
    I wonder if/how this lens will affect the Voightlander Nokton 25/0.95 demand?
  15. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    I would think there'll still be demand for the CV, but I would expect prices to get back to reason -- maybe $1000, instead of $1300.
  16. drpump

    drpump Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 28, 2010
    Same here. The 20mm does quite well for me. My only real complaints are slow continuous focus and autofocus noise, both only relevant for video and I don't do that very much. The extra 5mm of width is also significant for me, so I probably wouldn't throw out the 20mm.
  17. xanaduflipper

    xanaduflipper Mu-43 Regular

    May 12, 2011
    Kent, UK
    someone is selling one on ebay already for a whopping £1,190! Not sure how they've got it yet but they are in Japan:

    Panasonic LEICA D SUMMILUX 25mm F1.4 ASPH | eBay UK

    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
  18. semma

    semma Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 9, 2010
    • Like Like x 1
  19. xanaduflipper

    xanaduflipper Mu-43 Regular

    May 12, 2011
    Kent, UK
    Oh yeah! Dur my mistake :rolleyes: 
  20. jamawass

    jamawass Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 9, 2011
    Hi All,
    New to the forum picked up an e-PL2 last week, enjoying and getting to know it. I had used an E-620 with prime lens a few years back but it malfunctioned and I was refunded rather than given a replacement. Anyway, I've quickly found out that I want to change the kit lens and was initially focused on purchasing the panny 20mm 1.7. With the impending release of this lens should I wait and if so what advantages will this lens have over my initial choice? Thanks
    • Like Like x 1
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.