Leica Summilux DG 25mmF1.4…Winter in Vancouver


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Leica Summilux DG 25mmF1.4

Vancouver winter is wet and dark… at least it is not the best season for tourists.

So, it is a good time to see around more detail in this town.

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Today, Vancouver looks more likely to be Hong Kong or something… but still keeping some old tradition.

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This old town is still quite rough… but at the same time, you can see new fancy shops.

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With Panasonic Leica DG 25mmF1.4, it is good idea to do BW as well.

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The center of the old town “Gas Town”… still quite a few tourist there. During the summer, those trees will cover up everything and you can see more detail in this season.

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Those are all taken by Leica Summilux DG 25mmF1.4.

This lens is equivalent to 50mm standard lens for full-size format.
Today, taking photos is so easy. Due to the digital, you can re-shoot and check… and that is the way, you can take better photos easier.

At the same time, I felt it was boring…

That was one of the reason I started using single lens like this.

Seems like it works quite well and I am enjoying.

None of photos above has good lighting condition… but thank you for F1.4… I did not need tripods at all.

This lens is for Panasonic… but in that case, you are not able to use image-stabilizer unless you have GX7 or GX8.

But if you use OLYMPUS, body mounted image-stabilizer works quite good and that is the way, this lens does better job.

Due to the Cheap Japanese Yen, it is a good chance to purchase it if you are Micro Four-Thirs owner.

 

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Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7


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OLYMPUS OM-D E-M10+ Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7

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This was my first single lens since I started using digital camera.

When I choose this one, I really had a hard time to choose one from 25mm and 15mm.
Since I grew up with 50mm standard lens, I knew 25 was going to be easy to use… but at the same time, I thought 15 would be easier to use under more different situation.

They say this is about similar to iPhone camera…!

I knew I was going to buy 25mm sooner or later, but I choose this one for my 1st.

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This is slightly longer than 28mm wide angle lens and slightly shorter than 35mm lens.

Recently, I take lots of panorama photos by using Adobe Photoshop. In that case, it is better not to be too wide due to the distortion.

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Do you see the difference between the one from previous post?

Seems like this lens is a kind of perfect for it.

When I was using zoom lenses, I hardly ever used wide angle lenses some reason… but I am quite different when I use this lens.

Zoom lenses are easy to use… but at the same time, it can confuse you as well.

Single lenses can’t take anything, but it can take something you have been missing out…

Panasonic Leica Summilux 25mm F1.4


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From Left hand, Panasonic 35-100mmF2.8, OLYMPUS E-M10+Leica 25mm F1.4, Leica 15mm F1.7, OLYMPUS 45mm F1.8 and Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8

It has been for a while since last update.

While I was in Japan, I totally update my camera system.
Last year, I purchased Panasonic 12-35mm and 35-100mm zoom lenses which are considered as top grade lenses.

In fact, they does great job… but at the same time, those are really “normal”.

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OLYMPUS E-M10+Leica 25mm F1.4

When I looked back my old photos with Leica Digilux 3, I realized how good they are although they are not as sharp as modern lenses.

So, that is the reason that I started thinking about Panasonic-Leica lenses.

25mm is the standard lens which is equivalent to 50mm on full-size.

At first, I bought 15mm and 45mm which are equivalent to 30mm and 90mm. Although I thought those  were enough… but soon I started wanting 25mm due to my past experience.

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OLYMPUS E-M10+ Leica 25mm F1.4

Old days, people first bought 50mm standard lens with SLR and took everything with it. I experienced it and then, I got 28mm and 100mm.

So, I found that my body still remember the old school…
Since I gave up film in 2005, I never had chance to use single lenses and I thought zoom lenses were good enough. But, now I found it is not as hard as I was thinking and I just enjoy those simple lenses.

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OLYMPUS E-M10+Leica 25mm F1.4

Another reason that I can enjoy single lenses is because it is Micro Four-Thirds system.
Swapping lenses outside has been a quite risky thing for digital SLRs.
Today, most of cameras have anti-dust system with them… but not many are so good and still it is better not to swap lenses outside.

But Micro Four-Thirds system always have the best anti-dust system and that is why we can swap lenses so easily.
Also they produce lots of attractive lenses from OLYMPUS, Panasonic and other third-parties.

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To enjoy single lenses, Micro Four-Thirds systems are strongly recommended.

If you think of buying Leica lens from Germany, they will costs you several thousands dollars each… but Panasonic-Leica 25mm is only $500!

Another good news is… due to the cheap Yen, those are not as expensive as how they used to be.