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ZD 25/2.8 on micro?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by dhazeghi, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Sort of a silly question, but I just found a bargain 25/2.8 and I was curious how (if at all) it compares with the Panasonic 20/1.7 that I currently have. Reviews ding the ZD 25/2.8 for sharpness, but I'd be more interested in real-world results, though keep in mind that I do scrutinize my images closely (100%, onscreen).

    Thanks,

    DH
     
  2. Lili

    Lili Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 24, 2009
    Dallas, TX
    I have not yet tried the 25 on my E-PL1 one but here is a sample when used on my e510.
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  3. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Excellent composition! Thanks for sharing!
     
  4. Tom Swaman

    Tom Swaman Mu-43 Veteran

    Excellent DOF, detail and bokeh.....excellence is much more than just the hardware!

    Best regards,
    Tom
     
  5. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    The 25 pancake AF slowly on my EP2. It's faster on the GH2, but the accuracy went haywire. Here's a couple of photos with the lens on the E410 though. IMO, it is a fine lens for its price and size.

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    2nd shot with pancake lens by Armanius, on Flickr

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    1st 25mm pancake lens shot by Armanius, on Flickr

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    Pine cone at Memorial Park by Armanius, on Flickr
     
  6. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I use the Zuiko 25mm f/2.8 on my E-PL2 and E-P1 all the time. I think it's plenty sharp, and even focuses quite fast on a mirrorless camera. This lens was one of the true gems of its time... before Micro Four-Thirds became "popular".
     
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