Hello all, I haven't posted in awhile but thought I would share some photos from my new lens. I let go of my Oly 17mm 1.8 awhile ago as I never really bonded with it and wanted the funds for something else. I then tried the 20mm 1.7 v2 from Panasonic but after a pretty good first impression, over time the slow focus in low light started to kill it for me. In the meantime after a sale of some lenses I picked up the PL Nocticron 42.5 1.2 and boy did I not regret it. I found myself grabbing it and the PL 25mm often. But I still needed something at the wide end for a nice trinity to focus on. Thats when I found the PL15mm, that I did not know existed the last time I was looking for a 30-40mm equivalent. When I started to read more about the PL 15mm released a few years ago I decided to try and find a good used copy. I finally got my hands on one at a price I could swallow. A practically brand new copy with box, hood and caps for around $400. I am a huge fan of the other 2 lenses in this Pansonic/Leica relationship so I was really excited to round out the offering in my bag! I totally understand that this lens has a lot to live up to and has quite a bit of competition. The 17mm is a no brainer for many. The 20mm is quite nice for the size and price. The 14mm 2.5 beats them all on price. But Im not usually one to buy the cheapest just because. I like to use a lens and feel awe when the moment is captured just right. I also like character in a lens over perfection and price. The PL15mm did not disappoint and so far I am very impressed. This little lens has a lot to offer. The sharpness is fantastic. Lots of micro contrast and detail as well. The color renders a lot like the PL25 which I have always loved. The size is good. Not as compact as the 17, not as short as the 20, but a good size that is great for carrying all day. Yes, the FOV is not typical. Its not quite wide, not quite normal, and not quite a 35mm. But what I do like is there is good separation in FL compared to the 25mm. Gives a better sense of purpose when reaching for it in the bag. Distortion and vignetting is there and I haven't found a profile for it in LR yet so I made my own. I am shooting all of these lenses on a EM5mkII so there is a bit of labor removing CA from the files. The CA characteristics are very much like the PL25mm again so using my settings for that lens seemed to do the job just fine. I happen to like the FOV very much. More so then I expected. To me its just right when I want something small, lightweight and fun. This is not reserved only for this lens, I had fun with the 17mm too. Having a small wide lens allows you to get close and interesting with subjects, and I like that. I hope to do a small write up on the trinity soon as they are now permanent fixtures in my bag so when I collect enough samples I will be back! Thanks for looking!