Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: leica/pan 15mm or zeiss/sony 55 mm

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    302
    Post Thanks / Like

    leica/pan 15mm or zeiss/sony 55 mm

    I am fortunate to have both the Sony A7 and the Panasonic Gm-1. I have a photo shoot coming up that involves shooting a new born in low light.
    I have an apples, and oranges question. I am deciding between a 55mm Zeiss.Sony or a Leica/Panasonic 15mmm. Which lens?? A little more info. I prefer the angle of view of the 15mm. I hear that the 55mm is exceptional, but is $400 more. Rental is not likely as I need a fast lens anyway.So which one?? Micro 4/3 or full frame??

    Martin

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    556
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: leica/pan 15mm or zeiss/sony 55 mm

    I don't know. But the PL 15mm 1.7 is a very average 43 lens showing quite an amount of edge softness. A lens by design that requires a lot of in camera or external correction.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    556
    Post Thanks / Like

  4. #4
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    13
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: leica/pan 15mm or zeiss/sony 55 mm

    I have both lens. I think both are very good. It really depends on ur needs. I recently shot a GH4 and A7s comparison. It's not Zeiss 55 on the A7s but I think leica 35 1.4 is not worse eiher =)

    Panasonic GH4 with LEICA 15mm f1.7


    Sony A7s with LEICA SUMMILUX-M 35mm f1.4 ASPH

  5. #5
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    13
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: leica/pan 15mm or zeiss/sony 55 mm

    And here is a photo taken with an A7 and Zeiss 55

  6. #6
    Senior Member ggibson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    743
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: leica/pan 15mm or zeiss/sony 55 mm

    Both great sound like great lenses. I might consider other issues:

    -"Low light" would definitely favor using the A7. Great colors still up to ISO 6400!

    -There might be noise advantages to shooting with the GM1 since it's a newborn. Don't want to wake the little one if sleeping shots are planned! A7 is loud, while the GM1 has an electronic shutter for silence.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    804
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: leica/pan 15mm or zeiss/sony 55 mm

    Fast AF, low ligh AF capability, moving the focus point quickly via touch screen, silent shutter, speak for the GM1. MF focus peaking works fine with both. I assume IQ differences of a good mft versus among best in class FF sensor are understood.

  8. #8
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    7
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: leica/pan 15mm or zeiss/sony 55 mm

    nice sharing

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •