CameraLabs and Tyson Robichaud posted their reviews for the premium Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 lens. See their conclusion below.
A Flickr set with 28 photos taken with a Leica Summilux 15mm f1.7 mounted on Panasonic Lumix GM1 and Olympus OMD EM1 bodies can be seen here.
More Leica 15mm f/1.7 Lens Reviews
From CameraLabs review:
In my tests against the Olympus 17mm f1.8, the Summilux 15mm f1.7 delivered higher contrast images that were sharper in the corners at wide apertures, along with better-looking bokeh.
From Tyson Robichaud conclusion:
I see this lens as a story telling lens. The type of lens that will work for a day to day, documentary lens. It’s wide enough to allow for quite a bit of your scene making for a good environmental portrait lens, and allows you to focus very closely to allow for a shallow depth of field if wanted. The relatively fast maximum aperture, combined with this wide angle of view will do me very well as a handheld, low light lens for times out and about in the darker hours.
The new Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 allows photographers to capture supreme daily life pictures with beautiful bokeh. The lens offers an angle of view equivalent to 30mm on full frame, and features an aperture ring at the front of the barrel.
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 Lens Price
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 lens price is $599.99. The new prime lens is available from the camera stores below.