Little Black

The last Micro Four lens in a series of SMALL lenses, will be the Panasonic Leica DG 15mm f 1.7 ASPH (30 mm wideangle, in a fullframe equivalent) coming in a week or so.

 

 

Tests are needed !

Which I have to test once it has arrived - because I once ordered a Leica Summilux DG 12/1.4 ASPH from the same company - but showed to have the most severe decentering of any lens I have ever tested in my life. It was completely blurry on the left side.

Therefore I sent it back immediately. So, I have to consider the thought, that (gray import) companies perhaps sell bad copies for a lower price. This is totally unconfirmed - based on speculative thinking from my side. I also have that suspicion like that with the Silver Olympus 12/2 ED which is from 2012, and now was sold for 500 € instead of 700 €.

It is a pity that it went so wrong with the Leica Summilux DG 12/1.4 ASPH - because that was kind of my "ideal moderate wideangle lens" being super bright. If the copy would been a good one, I would probably never bought the smaller ones.

 

Using small lenses from time to time

At the same time - it is a delight to work with small lenses - when it is needed. My Olympus EM1X is a large camera - but combined with a small lens, it is a very interesting combination - especially when you are out and about, or at work - where lenses that stick out - often are in my way (while working). Also - when I use the small Olympus EM5, then it is a delight to adapt small lenses of course.

A series of small lenses

• Laowa 10mm f 2.0
• Olympus 12/2 ED
• Panasonic 12-32/3.5-5.6 pancake
• Panasonic G 14/2.5
• Panasonic Leica 15/1.7 ASP


Sal also has two small lenses, like the Olympus 45/1.8 - but it is in Sicily and is part of his own camera system, so I do not include it. Also, the Panasonic 20/1.7 pancake (I once gave to Giuseepe in 2015), I do not consider to buy anew (second hand) - because it has a specific interference with Olympus cameras, creating horizontally bent stripes, especially in the deep shadows - which become very apparent at higher ISO (1600+). This was on all Micro Four Third cameras visible which exhibit the 12 MP and 16 MP sensor.

I have no idea if this also applies to the 20 MP sensor like Olympus EM1 Mark II and Olympus EM1X.

 

   


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