The lens I am missing these days ... Panasonic 25 mm 1.4

Bhupinder2002

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Hi Guys

I am very much prime guy and having a love affair with Panasonic 12-35 mm 2.8 which is a spectacular performances , but I am missing Panasonic 25 mm 1.4 these days . I think I can live with the size which was my major gripes .Lets hope I find a good one here at a reasonable price
Cheers
 

phl0wtography

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The lens has been living on my E-M5 since I got it in October. Never took it off. It does everything.
 

kwalsh

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I was always a slow zoom guy shooting mostly landscapes. A couple of years ago with a daughter on the way I built up a prime collection, and I have quite a nice collection. Despite owning all those other juicy primes the 25/1.4 has been practically welded to my E-M5. Love that lens for so many reasons.
 

chipbutty

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I still cry at the thought of not buying this lens when I saw it going for a stupidly low price on one of the forums. I consoled myself with the notion that when Olympus release their 25mm it will retail for far less than the Panasonic/Leica. Oh dear!
 

MNm43

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You know I'm just starting in m43 and I picked up the GM1 with the kit 12-32. I managed to trade some other equipment for a Pan 25 1.4 cause I figured its stellar reputation should make it interesting (and anyway, who could resist and 1.4 "nifty fifty" equiv.) You folks are making me think I should use it more . . .
 

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I couldn't believe I got one for an unbelievable price!
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I hear you Bhupinder .... look what I could take as candid with ... 'your lens' ... :biggrin: ...

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Bhupinder2002

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I hear you Bhupinder .... look what I could take as candid with ... 'your lens' ... :biggrin: ...

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Now I know where is my lens .lol
cheers
Bhupinder
 

moccaman

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Right now you can get a GX7 and 25mm lens for around $1450.00 in OZ, so why not get yourself a perfect combo all at once and get rid of that old olympus thing :tongue: :hiding:
 

Art

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PL25 is my most used lens. IMO, it's the best m43 lens for walkaround bar none:
- minimal perspective distortion, great for family/portraits photography
- great for low light
- fast AF
- f1.4 is great for subject isolation. While from close distance there is not much visible difference between f1.8 and f1.4. When shooting from a distance, it makes all the difference
- vivid, saturated colors and strong contrast straight from f1.4. This contributes to the unique rendering. I rarely need to postprocess
-despite the size, it balances quite nicely on both E-PM2 and E-M10
 

laser8

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Hi Guys

I am very much prime guy and having a love affair with Panasonic 12-35 mm 2.8 which is a spectacular performances , but I am missing Panasonic 25 mm 1.4 these days . I think I can live with the size which was my major gripes .Lets hope I find a good one here at a reasonable price
Cheers
Been there, thank God I did not sell the25!

Well, if the 12-35 is not an issue size-wise, you'll find the 25 smaller than you remember! And yes, it is really hard to pick between them befor going for a walk...
 

Savas K

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Bhupinder's thread dashed all my prior thoughts of selling my PanLeica 25mm lens. I started to miss it before even selling it.
 

Reesebass

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I currently possess only 14mm Panny and Zuiko 45mm as native glass and 8 canon FD's . This year i can only afford one camera related purchase and it will be either Panasonic 25mm (or maybe Zuiko 25mm) or Metabones speedbooster for the Canons.
Tough decision.
 

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