First reviews of the Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 standard prime lens now available online with plenty of sample images.
Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH ($249 – Amazon | B&H | Adorama) lens for mirrorless cameras with Micro Four Thirds image sensors has an iris diaphragm with 7 rounded blades for a pleasing rendering of the out-of-focus areas. An inner focus drive system and stepping motor designed for smooth, silent operation work with the camera’s high-speed, high-precision contrast-detect AF system for both photo and video recording.
First Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH lens reviews can be seen at PhotographyBlog. They have also posted 45 sample images taken with the new MFT lens. More reviews, tests can be seen at Addicted2Light, digitalkamera.de and kasyapa websites.
Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH Lens Reviews, Samples
See the unboxing video below.
From PhotographyBlog conclusion :
As you’d perhaps expect given the budget price tag, build quality is merely acceptable rather than great, and the need to remove a plastic ring from the front of the lens in order to fit the lens hood is annoying. It is very fast to focus on the DMC-GX7 camera that we tested it with, though, and almost virtually silent too, making it well-suited to both stills and video. This lens is also very small and lightweight considering the f/1.7 maximum aperture.
Weighing in at 125 grams, the new 50mm equivalent Micro Four Thirds lens features 8 elements in 7 groups, including 2 aspherical elements and 1 ultra-high-refractive-index element.