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New Panasonic-Leica 25mm reviews. In Stock in Europe!


I found a couple of new reviews around the web:

A detailed review has been posted by 3D-Kraft (Click here). Many different mini tests canbe found at Soundimagesplus (Click here). Than there is a short review with nic epictures at Gakuranman (Click here). And new Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 Sample Photos at ePhotozine (Click here).

The good news is that the lens is in Stock in Europe at Amazon Germany (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here), eBay (UK reseller) and very overpriced at Amazon US (Click here).

P.S.:There is a new Nokton 25mm review at Openpn (Click hee to read the google english translation). Image samples can be found here. There are plenty of lenses in Stock on eBay (Click here).

  • Anonymous

    I love the rendering color from the new Leica DG sumilux ,.. I owned the old version (4/3) Leica D summilux, and I believe the old one is slightly better, the new one has more purple fringing,. But it much smaller and lighter also will give more balance on my GF1,.. Hmm cos $$$ half from the old one ,.. I think it’s time to give a rest to my old glass and purchase a new Leica DG .
    Does anyone / anysite have compare between the Old Leica D 4/3 -New Leica DG m4/3 & CV 0.95 25mm?

  • GODDD. i am sooo ANNOYED! why cant they just release it to the US already?? what is going on??? WHAT IS GOING ON!!!?

    Everywhere in the rest of the world got it forever ago!!


    i wanna stab someone…

    • Duarte Bruno

      You don’t understand?
      It’s because in Euroland we are used to pay a ~30% premium on every price…
      First and cheaper don’t play together!

  • FotoGuy

    When can we have a faster burst speed ala Sony NEX series so that we can maximize the potentials of these fast primes? Sony’s recently released NEX-5N and NEX-7 can do an astounding 10 fps, but the Alphas do not have enough fast primes & telephoto focal lengths. A 10 fps mirrorless camera can become a formidable lightweight sports camera. On the other hand, the Lumix & Olys have the widest range of primes & focal lengths available but not the shutter speed to truly maximize these lenses. Panny & Oly may start the 4/3 cameras for Leica rangefinder enthusiasts. But I bet they didn’t expect the great adoption by the consumers & hobbyist alike. Now it’s time for them to expand their territories to advanced users and even beyond : the Pros.

  • Anonymous

    Damn thats 1300$ from US ,.. Insane Even my PL 25 D summilux only cos 1050$

  • “Europe first” doctrine.

    Lens Infinity lock force me to choose between Leia D and DG. For now M4/3 only Olympus 12mm f/2.0 has such function…

  • andy

    I have both the Leica & Nokton (uk)….both are awesome lenses!

    • Anonymous

      do you mean both the pana/leica 25 1.4 and the nokton 25 0.95?
      if so any comparison details between them?
      (other than the obvious auto vs manual)

      • andy

        Yes both
        I would say the Leica beats the Nokton at f1.4..very sharp..minimum CA and very fast AF…very controlled image…light..plastic is better quality than the other m4/3 lenses.
        Nokton has just better build quality and more character…gives more creativity as well extra light.
        So I love them both..hard to say which ones best. If AF is your thing the the Leica is the way to go.

  • Narretz

    Admin, your link to Amazon Germany is broken, and also, you can only get notified when the lens is available – it’s not actually available, you don’t even see the price.

  • Mike

    This lens actually isn’t in stock in Asia outside of Japan. I was in Seoul yesterday and all they had was the Japanese version for $800. Same deal as America. I’ve got it preordered at digitalrev out of Hong Kong as well. They don’t have it yet either.

    • oh really? not china? they do have it in korea, some korean guy commented and said its available.

      i am so confused by panasonic. they keep annoucing new lenses before the lens they announced last isnt even available?? crapp

      • Henrik

        I don’t take any Pana announcement serious anyway. And now not even the announcements through 43rumours. As Narretz commented: the 43rumours’ link to was broken and when you repaired it, the lens wasn’t available as promised, Amazon didn’t even have a forecast when it would be available.

        Still i love Pana’s announcing new standard zooms every six months or so. What else would you want as a photographer.

      • Mike

        I saw that too. It is not available online so I went to Seoul and checked the Namdaemun camera markets. The Panasonic authorized sellers said they hoped they would be getting it soon. Shops that sold used good had a few that they had imported from Japan. The cheapest price I could find was W780,000 =~750 USD.

  • R

    Ha ha, here in the Uk I’ve already shot with the 25/1.4 for a few weeks and returned or because it has much worse corner performance than the 20/1.7 and it’s huge on a ep-3…

    • andy

      yes corner peformance @ f1.4?…I have never used a f1.4 lens that has corner peformance.
      Shame you didnt give the lens a chance its vastly better lens than the 20mm f1.7..and the 20mm is a great lens.

  • Bob B.

    WOW…the 25mm f/1.4 is a really good lens…I think that may have to be my kit lens on my new GF7!…they will probably both be available at the same time in the US! :-)

  • ILO

    Impressive! It beats 20/1.7 in every way except of size. I actually see a big difference, may be I am more sensitive – it worth its price if you have money of course, I do not know how you can switch to 20/1.7 after owning 25/1.4. But good stuff does not come free, there is always trade-offs. 20/1.7 image also is more distorted because of wider angle. I think 25/1.4 is better in that respect.

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