Panasonic 25mm f/1.4: f/1.4, 1/320s, ISO200
Olympus 45mm f/1.8: f/1.8, 1/400s, ISO400
Panasonic 25mm f/1.4: f/1.8, 1/320s, ISO400
Olympus 45mm f/1.8: f/2, 1/200s, ISO200
Panasonic 25mm f/1.4: f/2, 1/200s, ISO200
Panasonic 25mm f/1.4: f/4, 1/640s, ISO200
Crop from above left of center
Click for 100% view. Pretty darned sharp in my opinion, especially considering the lighting on the subject.
Olympus 45mm f/1.8: f/2, 1/250s, ISO200
Panasonic 25mm f/1.4: f/1.4, 1/1600s, ISO200
I didn’t want to love the PL25. Okay, I did because I spent a boat load of money on it, but the point is more that is a “big ungainly lens” and I didn’t want that. The thing is just SOOOO stonking good. Quiet and fast to focus, sharp even wide open (even in the corners, my sample is pretty good if not as good as the center) and having a 50mm effective focal length (FF) lens again just makes me happy in a special way. The depth of field control having a lens this fast is also nice to say nothing of the extra hand holding an f/1.4 lens gets you over the Sigma 30mm f/2.8 I had (about 2 1/3 stops when you also factor in that the focal length is a little shorter too).
At least, despite it’s size, the PL25 isn’t really all that heavy and does not unbalance my E-M5, even with no grip.
Now all I need is the Olympus 12mm f/2 and the upcoming 17mm f/1.8 (oh and maybe that 75mm f/1.8 for good measure) and my
life camera outfit will feel complete.