Image on top shows the currently only Panasonic-Leica lens for the Micro Four Thirds system, the [shoplink 14794]45mm f/2.8 macro[/shoplink].
I am still not 100% sure about the final price of the upcoming Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 but I have two small FT5 info (FT5=almost certainly correct info from trusted sources):
1) The Leica 25mm f/1.4 costs less than $1000. I got this from very good sources. A new source told us the lens will cost somewhere between $800-900 (That’s FT3). I don’t know the price in Europe but I suspect that companies will continue to make the wrong calculation: 1 Dollar = 1 Euro :(
A quick price comparison: The Four Thirds [shoplink 16340 ebay]Panasonic 25mm f/1.4[/shoplink] price was $1099. ANd the actual price of the [shoplink 14794]Pana-Leica 45mm[/shoplink] macro is $800.
2) The Leica 25mm f/1.4 is quite compact although not as compact as the [shoplink 14796]Panasonic 20mm f/1.7[/shoplink] (double the length of the 20mm pancake).
If you know the price of the lens in US and in Europe feel free to contact me anonymously by using the contact form on the right sidebar. You can avoid to send me your name and email address. it also doesn’t store your IP address. Thanks for every info you can share! :)
Reminder: The [shoplink 16340]Panasonic 25mm f/1.4[/shoplink] Four Thirds lens has been officially discontinued. You can still find some of them on [shoplink 16340 ebay]eBay (Click here)[/shoplink].
Reminder -> Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct