Time for another Nokton versus Leica 25mm comparison. Peter Lueck (Click here) tested both lenses. As you know the Nokton is a manual autofocusing lens only and also 2cm longer, but is a lot faster (f/0.95 versus f/1.7) and a nice 20cm close focusing distance. The Leica is larger and cheaper and has autofocus. But what’s the difference in terms of image quality?
Peter Lueck shows you different scenes taken with both lenses. The Leica has a bit “colder” colors. But that is also the only real difference because sharpness is almost equal! Take a look for yourself!
One more thing about the Nokton price. I told you a couple of weeks ago that the price of the Nokton is falling and getting closer to the price of the Leica 25mm lens. The eBay deal Infoto offered new lenses for 599 Euro on eBay (Click here). The deal is gone now but they will soon have new Stocks of Notkon for sale at the same price. 599 Euro is what you pay for the new Leica at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay (If you are lucky to find them in Stock!).
P.S.: Check the Nokton availability on eBay (Click here).