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This comparison pits the following outstanding lenses against each other:
- Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH.
- Olympus Zuiko 14-35mm f/2 SHG.
- Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH (for Leica M rangefinders, using adapter for Micro Four Thirds).
The Olympus 14-35mm f/2 has no peers for a zoom, and the Leica 24/3.8 is without a doubt the finest 24mm full-frame lens available (as of late 2012), so how does the Panasonic Leica 25/1.4 stack up?
Test scene, lenses, etc
An unplanned lighting change occurred (late season low sun angle hitting a tree); this is unfortunate but the results nonetheless remain perfectly useful.
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