What made you choose the oly pro over a voigtländer lens? I’m debating between the two for wedding videography. Also using a gh5 and think an all manual lens would be perfect for focusing.
Hi great video! I have a dilemma in terms of what lens to get next, probably for weddings mostly.
I Already have the 12-35 2.8, the leica 42.5 1.2 and the sigma 16mm 1.4. i am wondering do i need a fast 25mm in my arsenal for the gap between the 16mm and the 35mm? something like this olympus pro 25mm 1.2? - or do i need to look more for the longer end to cover that off - like with the 35-100 2.8 or even the olympus 12-100 f4? - or again go just for a fast long prime like the samyang 85,mm 1.4? i suppose i am worried about the long shots for the ceremony etc etc - but also concerned i dont have a fast 25mm currently
Would this lens work with the canon 200D
mannn I might just pick this up! Great video!
Do you use ND filter when filming with day light with this lens?
Wow, superb - which ND Filter do you use in Daylight Filming with this Lens @F1.2
I know GH5 is famous for it's unreliable AF but what'd you say about using AF with this lens and the latest firmware update 2.6?
Olympus lenses are superb! Much better than all the crap from panasonic
This or the 45 1.2 next on my list for sure! I have the Panasonic 25mm 1.7 and the Olympus 45mm 1.8, however they are missing that magic something when compared to a pro lens like the 1.2
It,s one of our The best lenses! Other ones are 17 and 45mm 1.2 ;)
Great review , considering to buy this lens ! Iwould like to upgrade from my kitlens , is it a good choice for using this to add to my 12-60 mm 3.5- 5.6 panasonic lens to shoot wedding films , events and corporate films
Great review. I have the 25mm nokton already and I've shot exclusively manual focus for years, but I'm tempted by this lens and the 45mm f1.2 for their weather sealing. Wanna get that 42.5mm nokton to complete my set first though. The voigts are just too darn nice for video
I recently got the 17 and 45 Pro lenses for a great deal, and am still waiting for a 25 Pro to turn up. Am very happy with how these lenses render, particularly the 45. The feathered bokeh is especially evident in that lens. When a 25 Pro comes up for a good price, I'm jumping on it.
At the beginning of the Video, you mention being a Pro Photographer, and Film Maker, can you share some Titles of Films you Produced, or Directed?
I love this lens with my G9. In all honesty, I actually have used this lens maybe almost 50% of the time compared to my other lenses. And that's a lot considering the fact I have the following lenses: 7-14mm f2.8, 17mm f1.8, 45mm f1.2, 75mm f1.8, 35-100mm f2.8, 100-400mm f4-6.3
that flicker effect made me have to rest my head lol
I agree as I own this lens too and I love it. I own all Olympus PRO lenses however I shoot on G9 because I need 4K 60p.
I programmed the L+Fn button to toggle between Stabilisation OFF / Stabilisation Vertical / Stabilisation ALL, which allows me to quickly change to Stabilised when taking a photo, then switch back to Stab OFF when I shoot most of my videos on the tripod, and I prefer not to use Stab on the tripod.
1. L+Fn button works perfectly on Panasonic G9 body, for anyone curious if it does.
2. The manual clutch also works perfectly on G9 body.
3. And one more important observation: AF works much faster on G9 with Olympus PRO lenses, comparing to Leica lenses. I tested it thoroughly! I know what I'm saying.
Kind'a one of your best videos . . . but not totally sure why, atm. Either way, thank you!
Damn I wish I had the money.
Jimmy, for an enthusiastic how bad compare is the 25 mm prime lens. I know is made on plastic, doesnt have weather proof, and is less luminosity. (sorry my writing i´m an spanish speaker). For me that i´m not pro, do you think a prime 25mm 1.8 still worth it? Thanks, i love your videos, photos and think you are the real thing and not just someone who want to sell! Thanks a lot!
Mine lives on my PEN F with grip, it’s magic.
This is certainly a very good lens. I recently considered getting it as an upgrade for my Panasonic Leica 25mm, but then instead got the Panaleica 25 Ii. That has increased optical performance wide open, while maintaining the very nice rendering out of focus. It is weather-sealed and the manual focusing runs very nice on my Olympus cameras. I almost never use the manual focusing clutch of my Olympus Pro lenses, because they are too fast for precise focus. Olympus really should have made the rotation longer. I have the 45mm/1.2, which is optically great (while not perfect), but often take it out of my bag due to its size and weight. I’d wish for smaller versions with 1.4 aperture. The 1.8 lenses are not good enough: not particularly sharp wide open and not so nice bokeh with busy backgrounds.
if i have a wide lens, a 12-40 pro, and i am planning to get a portrait lens should i get a 45mm 1.2 or a 75mm 1.8?
Got one as freebie with the EM1 Mkii purchase (promo). I like it but I'd not buy it at its regular price.
i hope, they make 40-150 f2.8 with plastic. hahah
The E-M5III just needs the grip to make these lenses just as easy to use on the E-M1III. Please do not ignore this useful ad-on.
Yep, I've had this lens since it came out. I've been using it on an E-M1 Mark I and Pen F. I just bought the E-M1 Mark III to upgrade my Mark I, mainly because I use this lens almost daily.
I think for an 50mm 2.4 equivalent it‘s too big and heavy.
too expensive, I will consider it when the price drops under 800 USD.
Hi from Greece
I need one of this
i prefer the 25mmm f1.4 from panasonic at half the weight and size.
Comes with a lens hood Wow for Olympus at last
have you reviewed the Panasonic Leica 25mm F1.4?
I really liked your review style!
I've taken 1.5tb of photos in M43 and I don't think I have ever gotten a purple blob.
I was about to bitch about its size and price then I saw the manual mechanical focus snap.
Nice to see a picture of Lyon (0:10)! Thank for the review btw.
Would have been nice to do a short picture and focus comparison when used in low light conditions (like in a bar) against another 25mm lens.
Do you prefer this 25mm Pro lens to the Nocticron for portrait photography?
Is it the best 25mm in m43? What about the others isn't there a pana/leica?
Hi! I saw your camera strap, which you have with the OM-D E-M1 II. It seams, that you can unlock it very easy from the camera. I am looking for such a kind of camera strap. Can you tell me the product name?
Yeah, sounds cool. I don't think I'm interested in this though. I don't feel a grand need to update any primes today. Tomorrow? Maybe!
50mm 2.4 equivalent for 1200? Has to be amazingly good :)
Thanks for this quick video on this lens. If I still had my M43 Olympus camera, I'd definitely be interested in this lens. The samples I've seen with it look superb. It's pricey, but if you want the best, you get what you pay for I think it's totally worth it if you're in the market for a nice prime lens with a 50mm equiv. field of view.
Thank you for another excellent review.
Thanks for another informative review.
and the price is ?
I have yet to find better or more consistent reviews online - much appreciated!
Bostin video, the cat is beautiful. On the value side comparing it to the 1.4 (I am a noob so pardon if silly Q) but did you add the weather proofing as you didn't mention it?
In other words is the 1.4 weather proof as well?
Thanks for the review!
Sigma f1.4 dc looks like a better bet for your money.
Not quite sure i understand parts of the review here., you say the olympus and panasonic 1.4 are basically the same yet on the 1,4 panasonic has no weather seal plastic piece of shit( i had it for a week and sold it for the reasons you mention) no function button no quick manual focus bad chromatic distortion. who says you need to buy it new?
$1200 for a lens that offers little over the standard the marketplace is causing the price to drop. I picked up my pro 25 at $650 used and at that price it is well worth it. I like to do night photography and this lens works well. Not as wide as the 12 so night sky shots are doable but not as spectacular as the 12mm wide angle lenses. The kicker is the 1.2 f stop. So niceexcellent image quality.
Thank you Darren for your videos. I used them to choose the lenses for my Olympus M5 MkII. Your reviews are spot on. Thanks again.
I think Olympus is one of the Best Photography brand between Canon and Nikon they are very passionated and they don't promise things like others manufactures the image quality is amazing and the products are great and they make fair prices too for their PRO line glasses :) hope too see more new stuff in 2019 from Olympus
I bought Olympus omd em1 m2 and now i dont know what lens to buy for "all genres"! I have money only for one lens if it is 25 mm 1.2 pro or 17 mm 1.2 pro
What would you recommend? What lens is more flexible? I would prefer shoot street and portraits :)
Darren, I like your review very much, but on one point I have to respectfully disagree.
I tried the Panasonic 25mm 1.4 for a few days per your suggestion, and found it unusable.
I shoot video, and the focus ring on the 1.4 is terribleMUCH too small and very difficult to get fine focus quickly.
I don't know why these MFT lens makers don't provide adequate smooth resistance for shooting MF!
Did I mention I shoot video and only video?!?
So, I returned the 1.4 and purchased the Olympus 1.2and it's really refined and offers an almost ideal, Canon-like resistance for shooting MF video.
Very nice lens.
Maybe for a shutterbug the 1.4 is the better investment. But for video, IMO, the refinement in focus and extra bit of light is worth the difference.
I note that Panasonic's new 2.3 firmware upgrade did not include an updating of the 25 1.4 lens.
Fabulous reviewvery objective and well thought out.
thank you so much.
Think I might opt for the Panasonic 25mm 1.4 presently.
I lived-in Florida for three yearsloved it! Don't leave.
Great video. you saved me a lot of money
Thank you so much for your reviews, I'm watching them over and over again! I own an amazing 75mm 1.8, and I'd love to buy another prime, just wondering which one. I can afford one of the new 1.2 PRO lenses at the moment, and I can't decide between 17mm or the 25mm. I'm shooting portraits/weddings, but also street photography and fashion. I guess the 25mm is more versatile, but I just can't seem to let go of the 17mm, which looks amazing. Could you please give me some advice on which one to get, which one would be your personal favorite? Thanks a lot! :)
good review. the Lumix 25mm 1.7 is stellar and a 6th of what this lens costs.
Nice review. Nice lens. Dog needs more walks!
In your opinion. wich is the best and why: Olympus 25mm f/ 1.8 or Panasonic 25mm f/ 1.7
Love this review, very honest and good recommendation. I'm not a professional photographer, was considered this lens but after watched your review I think it's a great lens but might be beyond my need. I will consider Panasonic 25 F1.4 instead.
I brought this 25mm f1.2 lens. It’s a fantastic lens to shoot photos with and I was very amazed how well it went at low light.
Get a grip Daren - you'd be far better off going Fuji with images that blow 43 out of the water - ps Selected Fuji lenses have the same focus clutch Olympus have failed to gain all but a TINY part of the professional market place, these very expensive large 1.2 lenses are for camera club braggers not for the working Pro.