Panasonic 25mm Lens Photos

June 13, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | 9 Comments | |
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We had the chance to shoot with the new Panasonic 25mm F1.4 lens on a recent press trip to Rome, Italy.

Here are 18 full-size sample photos from the new Panasonic 25mm F1.4 lens, mounted on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 camera.

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#1 Deeso

I see some massive purple/blue fringing in the biker picture :o

11:51 am - Monday, June 13, 2011

#2 mikey865

let’s see some bokeh shots please

1:26 pm - Monday, June 13, 2011

#3 Nico Foto

Hmmmm, its a pity we didn’t get to see a portrait or some other picture where the shallow dof, rendering and bokeh of the lens really come into play. I guess that what’s most discerning users will be looking for when buying a fast normal lens wearing the leica badge.

1:51 pm - Monday, June 13, 2011

#4 Dave

your thumbnail is just plain fuzzy, when it came to actual file, it was way better, don’t know what that means, but if I’m scolling and saw the fuzzy thumbnails, I’d quit thinking about this cam right there.

3:30 pm - Monday, June 13, 2011

#5 steve

It is crappy sample shots like these that obviously do not show anything about the lens.
This is a f/1.4 lens and the photographer decides to take a close up of something at 1.4. Who does that?

Most people who are will be buying this lens will want to assess its sharpness and it’s bokeh quality- None of these sample shots demonstrate this.

I say, this gallery can be disregarded and unrepresentative of the lens.

8:44 pm - Monday, June 13, 2011

#6 Zoltan Arva-Toth

Nico Foto: We had a rather limited time to play with the lens, which has had obvious implications on subject choice. That said, a number of these samples were shot at f/1.4 to show sharpness/DOF wide open. For example in the last-but-one shot the postcard stand is in focus, whereas the storefront behind it is OOF even though it’s just a couple of metres behind the subject. The string of light bulbs in the background hints at how the lens renders OOF highlights.

As you can see from the f-stop data below the thumbnails, many other shots in this gallery were taken at f/1.4 or f/1.6 and these also demonstrate the depth of field and the character of the out-of-focus areas (mailbox, bikers etc.).

This quick gallery is obviously not meant to be a substitute for an in-depth review, which we are hoping to bring you once review samples of the lens become available in larger quantities.

10:20 am - Tuesday, June 14, 2011

#7 Amod Mantri

macro shots and night shots pls

7:03 am - Wednesday, June 15, 2011

#8 David S

Typical snarky internet comments. Someone gives you a gift and people thumb their nose at it. Zoltan, thank you for posting these shots. There is plenty here to look at in the full images if you look… and know what to look for.

The lens is nicely sharp wide open. Check out the man and child on bikes… the child is in perfect focus, the man is slightly out of focus but as you move into the out-of-focus area it’s quite gradual. Keep in mind that, at the same field of view, this lens will have similar depth of field as a 50mm f/2.8 lens on a full-frame 35mm camera. Thus you can never get the same super-thin DOF as a 50mm f/1.4 lens on a Canon or Nikon FF. This may be good or bad, depending on that you’re after, but if you’re a fan of paper-thin, DOF, forget it.
The f/8 building shot (top row #3) shows that the lens is almost completely sharp edge to edge but I see some softness at the left bottom corner as well as some distortion. Looks like a winner though!

10:11 am - Friday, July 1, 2011

#9 Schwarz

testing large aperture lens with bright scenery and none of them has bokeh…? -.-’‘’
more photos please~~~

5:08 pm - Monday, July 4, 2011