Tag Archive: Leica

Mar 20

Review: Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 DG Nocticron OIS

As the Micro 4/3 lens lineup becomes more mature, there are fewer and fewer gaps left.  While there are several good Micro 4/3 lens options in the short telephoto range, one thing that has been missing a bit is a high-speed 85mm equivalent lens with autofocus.  Voigtländer released the excellent 42.5mm f/0.95 last year, satisfying …

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Mar 15

Fuji 56mm f/1.2 vs. Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 Nocticron

It is time for another battle!  Both Fuji and Panasonic have released fast 85mm equivalent lenses with f/1.2 maximum apertures over the past month, and both are turning out to be truly outstanding lenses.  While there are likely few people who are contemplating which to buy between the two (as that would require simultaneously having …

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Oct 05

Macro Battle Part 2 – Olympus 60mm vs Leica 45mm

Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro @ f/2.8

A few days ago, I compared the new Olympus 60mm f/2.8 against the venerable Leica 45mm f/2.8 to see how they stacked up in the macro and close focus arena when stopped down.  Today I’m going to look at another characteristic: Wide open performance and bokeh.  These are important because macro lenses often pull double …

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Sep 29

Macro Battle: Olympus 60mm f/2.8 vs Leica 45mm f/2.8

I did a little bit of testing last night with the new Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro and I compared it with the only other dedicated macro lens for Micro 4/3, the Panasonic Leica 45mm f/2.8 OIS. As far as construction goes, they are similarly built.  Both have high-grade plastic bodies built to tight tolerances and …

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Jan 27

12 Lenses Spanning 50 Years Do Battle

Ok, so they aren’t doing BATTLE per se. This is one of those lens tests that’s really just for fun….don’t take it too seriously, please.  Part 2 is now up, and evaluates edge sharpness.  See Part 3 for a look at bokeh. 50 Years of Lenses Over the years, I have accumulated a rather extensive …

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