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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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Re: The enigma that is the 25mm

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I'm tempted by a silver 25 f1.8 to match my 12mm & 45mm primes.
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Maybe that 'time' is now, then again maybe it's black .......

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Re: The enigma that is the 25mm

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Mike,

Maybe that 'time' is now, then again maybe it's black .......

Line 6 of Micro 4/3

http://www.apertureuk.com/Other_Cameras.html

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That's a more realistic price Simon
Could be tempted but I have my road tax to pay for this month
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Re: The enigma that is the 25mm

There is a 'user' review of the Panny here...http://www.janundseinekamera.de/pana...7-full-review/
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Re: The enigma that is the 25mm

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There is a 'user' review of the Panny here...http://www.janundseinekamera.de/pana...7-full-review/
"To test the sharpness of Panasonic Lumix G 25mm F1.7 I compared it to the Panasonic Lumix 14-140mm F3.5-5.6."

Why? It's a standard prime against a superzoom for goodness sake. It would be hard to find a more unlike lens for comparison.

Are you any the wiser, Dave?
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Re: The enigma that is the 25mm

The reviewer mentions later on in the thread that he/she doesn't have any of the lenses you might use as comparison - Olympus 25mm F1.8, the Panasonic Leica 25mm F1.4 or the Panasonic 20mm F1.7.
It's more useful than the complete radio silence from the professional press but still not enough for me to part with my money yet.
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The reviewer mentions later on in the thread that he/she doesn't have any of the lenses you might use as comparison - Olympus 25mm F1.8, the Panasonic Leica 25mm F1.4 or the Panasonic 20mm F1.7.
It's more useful than the complete radio silence from the professional press but still not enough for me to part with my money yet.
Yes, a review on the Internet is worth two that have yet to be completed, to misquote an old proverb.
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Re: The enigma that is the 25mm

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Yes, a review on the Internet is worth two that have yet to be completed, to misquote an old proverb.
A review on the internet is.worth two in a magazine that can't afford to lose its advertising revenue. Non are worth anything unless the reviewers know what they're doing so that rules out most of them.
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Re: The enigma that is the 25mm

I have to agree with Graham, the PanaLeica 25mm f1.4 is a stunningly sharp lens.

I am not bothered about the inbility to reverse the lens shade (I keep mine attached when in the bag) as it would rquire a larger round shade rather than the nicely shaped one that comes with the lens.

I will be sticking with this lens and despite the new ones being a lot cheaper, I still find the Summilux does everything I want in a 25.
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I have to agree with Graham, the PanaLeica 25mm f1.4 is a stunningly sharp lens.

I am not bothered about the ianbility to reverse the lens shade (I keep mine attached when in the bag) as it would rquire a larger round shade rather than the nicely shaped one that comes with the lens.

I will be sticking with this lens and despite the new ones being a lot cheaper, I still find the Summilux does everything I want in a 25.
Ultimately, you get what you pay for.
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Re: The enigma that is the 25mm

Another short review of the new Panasonic 25mm F1.7 with a little technical testing at this German site.
http://www.digitalkamera.de/Zubeh%C3...F1_7/9699.aspx

Google translation here...
https://translate.google.co.uk/trans...-text=&act=url
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Re: The enigma that is the 25mm

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Another short review of the new Panasonic 25mm F1.7 with a little technical testing at this German site.
http://www.digitalkamera.de/Zubeh%C3...F1_7/9699.aspx

Google translation here...
https://translate.google.co.uk/trans...-text=&act=url
The translation builds yours hopes up then dashes them at the end lol

"extraordinary magnification features can be the lens thus ascribe not."
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Re: The enigma that is the 25mm

Here is the ephotozine review
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Re: The enigma that is the 25mm

Great thread, thanks. Helpful bits and pieces regarding both lenses.

As Christmas approaches and with the Olympus offer, I think a visit to SRS Watford is needed.
The review by Darren Miles helped too.

Thanks again.

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Re: The enigma that is the 25mm

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Here is the ephotozine review
That's a really positive review, the flare issue is a minor worry but I guess that's a reason to use the hood.
I think Father Christmas may have one in his bag for me - thanks for pointing out the review @IainMacD!
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Re: The enigma that is the 25mm

This is the price that the Oly 25mm should have been launched at. They look very similar lenses in terms of build, design and performance. I'm very happy with my Oly 25.
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