Summilux 25mm 1.4 (Rome, Italy)

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by raid, Jun 25, 2017.

  1. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
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    Raid
    Rome
    Summilux 25mm 1.4 with Olympus E-PL1. This was very close to our hotel.

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  2. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

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    LaSpezia, Italy

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  3. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

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  4. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    What's that old saying, "When in Rome, shoot a lot!" Great shots, Raid. :2thumbs:
     
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  5. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

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    Thank you Carl. It was a very good trip overall for us.
     
  6. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    You took the venerable E-PL1, with a great lens. The m43 version or an adapted M?
     
  7. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

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    The Summilux is a M 4/3 lens. I bought it used. It is really a Panasonic lens even though it sports Leica on it.
    I bought the E-PL1 (with zoom) for $150 brand new and with warranty from Tamarkin. It was available for $100 new without a lens then.
     
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  8. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Either one is a great lens. No slouch to the camera-lens pair as seen from your shots.

    For travel m43, I do like the 12-32mm Panny for a sharp pancake zoom and the 20mm f1.7 Panny for sharp pancake prime with great bokeh. (Although the last trip was Madrid with a fuji X-E1 and fuji 27mm pancake: APSC, in-line evf, compact rf form-factor ... so many choices!!)
     
  9. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

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    I have very few good M 4/3 lenses, and I depended on my ltm and M lenses (as tele) until I got the 25/1.4.
     
  10. M. Valdemar

    M. Valdemar Leica Place Regular

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    I'm getting too old to lug around heavy cameras. My new travel outfit is a Panasonic GX85 (a really remarkable device), the 25mm Summilux Panaleica lens, the 12-32mm kit lens (really a sharp lens) and the Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 lens. (a beauty, got a crazy bargain).

    I do not miss any of the "weighs a ton" equipment. I will take the above outfit to Japan this summer. (I'll also bring an M9 and some esoteric lenses, but this will not be my "everyday" shooter. It will stay in the hotel except for some expeditions to meet other camera weirdos like myself.

    Raid, your Rome photos are excellent, and good subject matter.
     
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  11. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
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    Thank you. I enjoyed carrying the very light two cameras and their prime lens each. I hardly felt the weight.
     
  12. Peter Klein

    Peter Klein Leica Place Regular

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    Great photos from Rome, Raid. I just spent 3 weeks in Vienna, Salzburg and Prague. Took my E-M5 first version, 25/1.4, 20/1.7, 45/1.8 and 14/2.5. I love the 25/1.4, and usually use it most of the time. Which stands to reason, because I am a 50mm person when shooting full frame. But for some reason, on this trip, I used the 20/1.7 most of all. Some days I just put it on the camera and left the rest of the lenses in the hotel safe. Maybe the streets were skinnier where I was. :)
     
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  13. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
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    Hi Peter,
    Your 20mm lens gives you a 40mm view, and this is most likely a very practical focal length for European cities that often have narrow streets. I do not own good M 4/3 lenses other than the 25/1.4.
    Thanks.
     
  14. M. Valdemar

    M. Valdemar Leica Place Regular

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    Aug 5, 2013
    New York City
    The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32 mm F/3.5-5.6 ED Lens M 4/3 Lumix lens that comes with the GX85 camera is really a remarkable lens, and you can get one cheap if you are careful on eBay. Really light, super sharp, good zoom range. Absolutely the best travel lens I own.
     
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  15. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

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    Such a lens can be bought today on ebay for about $165. Is this a good price?
     
  16. M. Valdemar

    M. Valdemar Leica Place Regular

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    Aug 5, 2013
    New York City
    Not a bad price. Very small, very lightweight. Brilliant on an M 4/3 camera. If you took this lens and the Summilux 25mm f/1.4, you would have a very useful travel package.

    I just took those two lenses to Vancouver and took wonderful photos.

    You might get it a little cheaper if you bought it used, but $165 is a good price.