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Panasonic - Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens For Micro Four Thirds - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 139 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Monster bang for the buck

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    Mikey123
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    I’m an Olympus shooter, but BB had this lens on sale for $149 and I just happened to need a 25MM M43 lens with a large aperture. I have taken about 300 shots with the lens and the results are very pleasing. I see a little bit of corner softness when I get around F4, but nothing that you could tell unless you are super critical. I have had no major issues with chromatic aberations or Flare, but I did not shoot at the sun or super bright lights a lot given the portrait value of this lens. I’m extremely happy with it given its price, especially against the $349 Oly lens. You can’t beat the bang for the buck on this one. I have a lot of the Oly Pro lenses and those are fantastic, but you are talking > $1K per pop on those. Only drawback on this is that it is not weather sealed like the Pros, but for $149, you can’t beat it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good First Prime Lens for Pictures and Video

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    Peter
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    I bought the Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 Lens to go with my new Panasonic GX85. The picture and video quality was a huge improvement versus the included kit lens. I recommend every Mirror-Less or DSLR Camera owner should at least have one Prime Lens with an F stop lower than two such as this one in their kit. The pictures/videos are sharper and clearer. Also you can take nice Bokah type photos and video. The Lumix G 25mm lens is equivalent to a full frame DSLR's 50mm prime lens = also known as the nifty fifty. Which is a must have if you plan to spend time to take photos and videos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent bargain

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    Aukalou
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    I purchased this open box. I probably should have asked for extra off because it was missing the lens cap and base cap, but the package said it was in excellent condition and that there weren't any missing accessories. Overall it's a very good prime. The plastic build doesn't bother me and it's super light weight. Fantastic aperture. Mostly excellent photos. Paired with Olympus EM10 MII. No problems with autofocus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Lens!

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    Josh
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    So first i wanna say that im just a hobby film maker and my experience is based on just the occassional use. This lens is by far the best lens i own for my camera-Panasonic g85. It is so sharp, great for low light situations and has a great field of depth. The list goes on and on for the specs of this lens. Its so cheap its ridiculous. This is a must have nifty fifty for your collection. Dont hesitate on buying this, worth every penny even at 249.99. If you get it on sale for 149.99 its a no brainer just buy it already.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome (using Lumix-G7)

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    nick
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    Really awesome lens. I am a novice/amateur when it comes to photography and this is my first lens that ive purchased, and first lens that isnt my stock lens. I would highly recommend it to anyone that is trying to get a fast prime lens. Takes really nice and sharp shots. Like i said i am an amateur/novice so i may not have as much of a devoloped eye as someone who has been doing photography for a long time and may not be using this lens to its full capacity but i still feel like it is a awesome lens that is worth having in the arsenal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful

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    phonephingahhhs
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    I have the Olympus 45mm 1.8 on my camera but it is too long for indoor shots. I bought this Panasonic lens and the image quality is equivalent to the Olympus 45 but at a focal length more suitable for my indoor shots. It would be nice f it was as small as the Olympus lens but it is still small for what it is. Compare it to a Nikon or Canon lens of the same focal length and f-stop. The Nikon or Canon will be much heavier too. I bought this here at BB on sale and what a great deal it was.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH

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    bmcsky96
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    The Panasonic Lumix G 25mm F1.7 is rather big compared to other MFT lenses. It is only a little smaller than the Panasonic Leica 25mm F1.4 and it is significantly longer than the Olympus 25mm F1.8. But overall the Panasonic 25mm F1.7 is still a compact lens.The lens mount is made of metal, but the rest of the lenses exterior is made of plastic. However once mounted to the camera the build quality of the Lumix 25mm 1.7 seems alright. The focus ring of the lens is also well damped.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens, light and fast

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    ForbiddenPlanet
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    Bought this for our Panasonic G7, which is mostly used for making videos. It's very sharp and at 25 mm this is equivalent (in Micro Four-Thirds format) to a standard 50mm, the all-time favorite all-around focal length. And at f1.7 it's very fast, so I need much less light and can shoot in more settings while keeping my subject cooler. Also the price on sale at BestBuy was unbeatable. No negatives to this lens at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Sub $800 Camera for Hybrid Use

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    LynnPerformance
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    This camera is a fantastic entry level camera for both video and stills. The M4/3 mount and sensor is slightly limiting, but for 95% of most users out there not using higher end gear, this will be more camera than they can probably use. The video capabilities are fantastic. The only downside to this camera is that the G85 is now out, and it comes with In Body Stabilization and doesn't have a limit on record time in video.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another great and affordable prime lens from Panny

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    Cameranut
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    Everyone will eventually need a 50mm 1.8 for their photography needs. And this very affordable Rome from Panasonic is perfect. The Leica counterpart is more expensive and I have heard this one holds its own quite well. And after trying it for my gh4 and g7, I couldn't agree more. It really is super quick, sharp and crisp. Handles 4K video very well also. Highly recommend this prime.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much better than kit lens

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    Ryan
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    I'm a Full Frame DSLR user so shooting micro 4/3 is a little new for me. Bought the Lumix for my wife and she said it felt like it was lacking something. Bought this lens after comparing with the other 25mm and decided this was the one to buy. So far so good and my wife is really happy with the images. The kit and kit zoom that the camera came with have not been used since we got this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful lens

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    RichmondStudio
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    I am a professional photographer and I love this lens. It is not the Leica 25mm 1.4 nor the 20mm 1.7 but it holds its own. Its autofocus is way faster than the 20mm 1.7, but equally fast to the Leica 25mm 1.4, so if you have the 20mm but cannot afford the Leica, get this one. I got beautiful portraits with the Panasonic 25mm 1.7. For $150, you can't find a better 25mm.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Slow focus, cheap.

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    DanH
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    I returned this lens within two days of owning it. Focus is slow, picture quality is marginal. Very cheaply built, low quality. I have some manual focus Chinese made lenses and they are much higher quality than this yet cost very little to own. Stay away from this lens, it is not as bright as advertised.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must-have for panasonic dslr owners

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    BEBOP
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    Great lens especially for the price. This is a must-have for enthusiasts, great bokeh, and wide enough to compensate the m43 sensor's weakness in low-light. Nice and light, great for walking around in public taking photos, not to intimidating for on-lookers. On par to a nifty-fifty when it comes to being a required part of any photographer's kit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for the price

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    Rayman
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    I got this lens to use for shooting indoors, hand held, low light. It does the job with good results. I however generally use my 12-35mm f2.8 panasonic zoom. It produces near equivalent quality with the flexibility of a zoom lens. Does cost a lot more, but worth the money in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The NIFTY FIFTY for MFT

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    JonJG
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    Great lens and even better value. The Panasonic 25mm f/1.7 is the "nifty fifty" for the MFT format. The autofocus is fast (opposed to the slow AF of the 20mm f/1.7), and still very compact and lightweight. Just buy this lens - you won't regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

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    mcseagate
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    Of you own any Panasonic GH camera series, then this lens is a must have for you. It captures crispy clear images and has excellent auto focus capability. I bought it for use with my GH5 and couldn't have made a better decision.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for portraits

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    Msphotography
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    This is a perfect lens for beginners wanting to start in portrait photography. I originally bought this as a backup lens however it is now easily my new favorite. The depth of field control on this lens is unmatched for this price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Pretty Good Lens

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    Josh
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    This is a pretty good lens. I have two complaints about it: the first is that you cannot control the exposure with this lens and it doesn't have stabilization options (on or off) on the lens itself. However, I think that it is a great lens (especially for the price), and it works well with my GH4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great bang for your buck

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    PurplePeopleeater
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    A decent inexpensive lens. Just got my first digital camera. Wanted to look at another lens other than the kit lens. Wanted a cheap one before I start investing into the camera. Got good results with the lens. No OIS so I use a tripod.

    I would recommend this to a friend