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First 25mm f/1.2 PRO english review by Thomas: “high level of micro contrast gives the 3D pop”

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Thomas from Cosyspeed (Click here) posted the first full Olympus 25mm f/1.2 PRO english review (the first overall review was posted by Mobile01). Thomas writes:

The OLY 25/1.2 has a certain magic and I would describe it’s special character in the way it closes the gap between a pronounced three dimensional look and the not so pronounced micro contrast. A high level of micro contrast gives the 3D pop to LEICA and ZEISS lenses, but it can be a harsh when shooting portraits. I don’t know how the OLYMPUS engineers made it, but they found a way to give it a lot of 3D pop while maintaining a portrait friendly level of micro contrast. Bokeh? Very smooth and elegant! Is it sharp? Yes, there is no need to stop down.

When comparing it with the cheaper and a bit slower Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 lens Cosyspeed writes:

The Pana/Leica 25/1.4 is an excellent lens but can’t keep up with the OLYMPUS 25/1.2. Even though it has it’s own character, it is not as clean and three dimensional.

This is a lens with a big “I want it” factor :) Get yours now at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es, while I am going to argue with my wife to get her buying approval…

The review is also available in German (Click here).

Olympus preorders:
E-PL8 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de. ParkCameras.
25mm f/1.2 PRO at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
12-100mm f/4.0 PRO at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
30mm macro at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
FL-900r flash at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon.de. ParkCameras.

Panasonic preorders:
G85: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.
FZ2500: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.
Lx10: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.

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