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PSHAH the Pan/Leica 25

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by dixeyk, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    I know, I know the OL25 is a GREAT lens and made by angels out of unicorn's tears. Slightly lower on the totem pole is the cranky, noisey and leisurely focusing 20/1.7...and you know what? It's ALSO a great lens. Terrific color and sharp. The PL25 may be made of equal parts AWESOME and AMAZING but the 20 is still pretty good (and cheaper).

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  2. dawalsh

    dawalsh Mu-43 Rookie

    Jan 24, 2012
  3. Farcanalman


    Feb 12, 2012
    1st shot is awesome!
  4. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    It's a wealth of riches for us m43 owners, really.

    The 20mm f/1.7 is frankly amazing. Sharp, fast, small, and affordable.
    The PL25mm f/1.4 is well, amazing too. Sharp, fast (and fast AF), not so small, and not so affordable. :rofl:

    We should count our blessings that we have such options available. And for the really lucky who are able to own both (I'm one and I'm very grateful! :wink: )

    P.S. Great photos Kevin, especially the last one.
  5. okinana

    okinana Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 21, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    I am guessing this is the E-P3?

    Great shots Kevin.

  6. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 19, 2011
    Great photo's, I'm finding that the Panny 20mm is great for potographing flowers. I'm going to get the PL45 sometime soon, but I am also debating whethter to get the PL25 as well. I'm still on the fence about that one.
    Today I went to the local park and took a few snaps with my GF1, 20mm and LVF1 and came back with these.

    DMC-GF1    ---    20mm    f/2.0    1/2500s    ISO 100

    DMC-GF1    ---    20mm    f/1.7    1/1600s    ISO 100
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  7. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 19, 2011
    A question for those who have both,
    Are they different enough to use them for different purposes?
  8. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 4, 2010
    San Francisco Bay Area
    I've had both and for how I shoot I would only use one or the other. The problem is which one though... Right now I've got the PL25 and it's great, but I do miss the small size of the 20. Maybe they'll release an updated weather sealed 20 and my problems would be solved!
    Both are great and you can't go wrong with either.
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  9. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    Actually no, these are the Panasonic G2 JPEGs

  10. Muntz

    Muntz Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 23, 2010
    These are OOC jpegs? What Photo Style settings are you using? These look gorgeous!
  11. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    Thanks a lot...They are pretty much OOC JPEGs. I do use Lightroom for organization but as I recall I didn't do much to these other then upload them to Flickr. The camera is set to Dynamic and I believe I exposure compensation to underexpose by 2/3. I have always thought the G2 produced lovely color on a par with what the PENs can do.
  12. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    The differences in focal length are noticeable. I use the PL25 for everything. Nowadays the only time I use the 20mm is when I'm going to a dinner with friends and expecting to take group shots of people (the wider angle is more suited to that).
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  13. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    I love my 25/1.4, but I'm considering picking up the 20/1.7 on my EPM1, just for a ridiculous travel kit.
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