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Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 Lens, Black £98.97 @ John lewis && partners
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Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 Lens, Black £98.97 @ John lewis && partners

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Posted 16th Jan

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With virtually the same viewing angle and sense of perspective as the human eye, this fixed focus 25mm lens creates beautiful depth of field for superb quality shots and increased creativity. Ideal for both portraits and scenery, it renders the image with outstanding clarity and colour.

Key features:


  • Incorporates 8 lens elements in 7 groups including 2 aspherical lenses and 1 Ultra High Refractive Index lens.
  • Spherical aberration and distortion are prevented, with uniform quality from the centre to the edges of the frame, and all from a light and compact design.
  • Seven aperture blades create a circular diaphragm for beautifully smooth defocused backgrounds.
  • Excellent for HD video, aperture changes are smooth and near-silent for enhanced audio capture.

Accessories Included:

  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Rear Cap
  • Decoration Ring
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Bargain for a great first prime lens
Bargain price, nice lens too.
Looks a great price. Tempted.
Good lens, great price!
Depends on your usage, but I'd recommend a used 20mm 1.7 over these. Each to their own.
That reminds me......I must dig out my 14mm pancake lens that I've never used.
Super tempted. All that juicy bokeh!
Great price!

Better than a number of Prime day deals.

Calling out all those that purchased the Yi M1 in November
Amazon appear to have price matched.

1-3 week dispatch time though.
Edited by: "MACHINE-MAN" 16th Jan
Bargain price for this. Just got one myself as a redemption from buying the G80 back in November. Really good for indoor portraits.
deleted50493116/01/2020 14:24

Depends on your usage, but I'd recommend a used 20mm 1.7 over these. Each …Depends on your usage, but I'd recommend a used 20mm 1.7 over these. Each to their own.


I do prefer the image quality of the 20mm but I've found it a bit wide for my liking. Also it's quite a bit more expensive. If money was no object I'd have both the 20mm and 25mm Leica but, for under £100 the 25mm f1.7 is worth every penny.
CSB16/01/2020 18:02

I do prefer the image quality of the 20mm but I've found it a bit wide for …I do prefer the image quality of the 20mm but I've found it a bit wide for my liking. Also it's quite a bit more expensive. If money was no object I'd have both the 20mm and 25mm Leica but, for under £100 the 25mm f1.7 is worth every penny.


Yup, it's a good buy for new glass at £100!

Personally, I find the 25mm to be an awkward length for me - I much prefer the Oly 45mm if I'm going for portraits. 25mm isn't wide enough for me for general use, but again, it all depends on what you shoot - and we're not the same in that regard

As for the price difference, there's not much in it. I did say "a used 20mm". There are masses doing the rounds for £120, so I'd assume you could find one for less with a little patience?

The PL 25mm is way too expensive and large for me. The whole reason I moved to m4/3 was the tiny form factor. I do miss the performance of my old DSLR, but the convenience of having such a small set up (GX80 and GX800 with the 20mm or 12-32) won out as most of my photography is based around my travels. My ideal lens would be one of the 2.8 standard zooms, but again, they're too big for my use.
CSB16/01/2020 14:11

Bargain for a great first prime lens


They were giving it away for free on a black Friday promotion with the purchase of any lumix camera at most high street retailers.
deleted50493116/01/2020 14:24

Depends on your usage, but I'd recommend a used 20mm 1.7 over these. Each …Depends on your usage, but I'd recommend a used 20mm 1.7 over these. Each to their own.


I have both and I use the 25mm much more. The 20mm is a nice FOV but I find it so slow to focus
Sylvester8817/01/2020 05:58

I have both and I use the 25mm much more. The 20mm is a nice FOV but I …I have both and I use the 25mm much more. The 20mm is a nice FOV but I find it so slow to focus


Really? I know that used to be an issue, but I don't find there's an issue on my GX80 - granted I'm not using it for sports but mine fire's up quick enough for general street photography. That's a tad disappointing to hear.
deleted50493116/01/2020 18:37

Yup, it's a good buy for new glass at £100! Personally, I find the 25mm to …Yup, it's a good buy for new glass at £100! Personally, I find the 25mm to be an awkward length for me - I much prefer the Oly 45mm if I'm going for portraits. 25mm isn't wide enough for me for general use, but again, it all depends on what you shoot - and we're not the same in that regard As for the price difference, there's not much in it. I did say "a used 20mm". There are masses doing the rounds for £120, so I'd assume you could find one for less with a little patience? The PL 25mm is way too expensive and large for me. The whole reason I moved to m4/3 was the tiny form factor. I do miss the performance of my old DSLR, but the convenience of having such a small set up (GX80 and GX800 with the 20mm or 12-32) won out as most of my photography is based around my travels. My ideal lens would be one of the 2.8 standard zooms, but again, they're too big for my use.


I've just bought a Lumix 42.5mm for Portraits. Seems to be a good combination having that and this 25mm. 25mm for indoors where I tend to be closer to subjects. 42.5mm for outdoor use.
ureds17/01/2020 08:52

I've just bought a Lumix 42.5mm for Portraits. Seems to be a good …I've just bought a Lumix 42.5mm for Portraits. Seems to be a good combination having that and this 25mm. 25mm for indoors where I tend to be closer to subjects. 42.5mm for outdoor use.


Do you have anything wider, for general use? I'm assuming you'd have a kit lens? I opted for the oly 45mm as I couldn't justify the extra money for the Pany equivalent - though it should work better on a Pany body.

I've got the 12-32, 20mm, 45mm, 35-100 and 75-300mm, though I might sell the tele lens as I only really bought it for a trip to Africa.
deleted50493117/01/2020 09:05

Do you have anything wider, for general use? I'm assuming you'd have a kit …Do you have anything wider, for general use? I'm assuming you'd have a kit lens? I opted for the oly 45mm as I couldn't justify the extra money for the Pany equivalent - though it should work better on a Pany body. I've got the 12-32, 20mm, 45mm, 35-100 and 75-300mm, though I might sell the tele lens as I only really bought it for a trip to Africa.



Yes, I've the kit lens that came with the G80, which is 12-60mm 3.5-5.6. I've only had the camera since November and haven't used it much for anything other than family photos (have a 2 year old and a 6 week old!) I was looking at the Olympus 45mm too, but then the Lumix 42.5mm came up on Panasonic's eBay shop for £200 and I couldn't resist it at that price given it is a stabilised lens. Until I got the primes I was using the kit lens for my family pics, but was soon reaching it's limitations in indoor situations with moving subjects. The primes are a lot faster and allow you to achieve a much better depth of field. However the kit should be okay to start out with photographing landscapes especially at it's widest focal length.

I hope to assemble a range of lenses as good as yours in future when I've time to get into photographing landscapes and possibly wildlife!
ureds17/01/2020 10:08

Yes, I've the kit lens that came with the G80, which is 12-60mm 3.5-5.6. …Yes, I've the kit lens that came with the G80, which is 12-60mm 3.5-5.6. I've only had the camera since November and haven't used it much for anything other than family photos (have a 2 year old and a 6 week old!) I was looking at the Olympus 45mm too, but then the Lumix 42.5mm came up on Panasonic's eBay shop for £200 and I couldn't resist it at that price given it is a stabilised lens. Until I got the primes I was using the kit lens for my family pics, but was soon reaching it's limitations in indoor situations with moving subjects. The primes are a lot faster and allow you to achieve a much better depth of field. However the kit should be okay to start out with photographing landscapes especially at it's widest focal length.I hope to assemble a range of lenses as good as yours in future when I've time to get into photographing landscapes and possibly wildlife!


Sounds good. I'd say that mix of lenses will do you proud! Avoid the wildlife photography unless you've got bottomless pockets

Mine were all picked up super cheap - I got the 20 and 45mm used on ebay and the 35-100 as a grey import. The only one that was relatively expensive was the 75-300.
deleted50493116/01/2020 18:37

Yup, it's a good buy for new glass at £100! Personally, I find the 25mm to …Yup, it's a good buy for new glass at £100! Personally, I find the 25mm to be an awkward length for me - I much prefer the Oly 45mm if I'm going for portraits. 25mm isn't wide enough for me for general use, but again, it all depends on what you shoot - and we're not the same in that regard As for the price difference, there's not much in it. I did say "a used 20mm". There are masses doing the rounds for £120, so I'd assume you could find one for less with a little patience? The PL 25mm is way too expensive and large for me. The whole reason I moved to m4/3 was the tiny form factor. I do miss the performance of my old DSLR, but the convenience of having such a small set up (GX80 and GX800 with the 20mm or 12-32) won out as most of my photography is based around my travels. My ideal lens would be one of the 2.8 standard zooms, but again, they're too big for my use.


Agreed prefer the Oly too
deleted50493117/01/2020 10:16

Sounds good. I'd say that mix of lenses will do you proud! Avoid the …Sounds good. I'd say that mix of lenses will do you proud! Avoid the wildlife photography unless you've got bottomless pockets Mine were all picked up super cheap - I got the 20 and 45mm used on ebay and the 35-100 as a grey import. The only one that was relatively expensive was the 75-300.



Yes, no wildlife photography for me yet until the kids are older and the childcare costs are reduced! Looking forward to learning the basics with what I do have. Already got some great shots of the family with the primes.
ureds17/01/2020 11:02

Yes, no wildlife photography for me yet until the kids are older and … Yes, no wildlife photography for me yet until the kids are older and the childcare costs are reduced! Looking forward to learning the basics with what I do have. Already got some great shots of the family with the primes.


That's the best way! It's all too easy for us to blame the limitations of our hardware and to just keep throwing money at the issues we come across when, in a lot of situations, improvement on our technique and learning a bit of PP will get around those issues! I'll admit to hating post processing!
deleted50493117/01/2020 11:18

That's the best way! It's all too easy for us to blame the limitations of …That's the best way! It's all too easy for us to blame the limitations of our hardware and to just keep throwing money at the issues we come across when, in a lot of situations, improvement on our technique and learning a bit of PP will get around those issues! I'll admit to hating post processing!



That was my thinking too. Out of interest, what do you use for that? I've been using DxO photolab due to the Noise Reduction feature, and found it really good. But with these prime lenses noise is less of a concern so I'm open to alternatives.
ureds17/01/2020 13:01

That was my thinking too. Out of interest, what do you use for that? …That was my thinking too. Out of interest, what do you use for that? I've been using DxO photolab due to the Noise Reduction feature, and found it really good. But with these prime lenses noise is less of a concern so I'm open to alternatives.


I don't really. I've used DXO back when I had a "dodgy" copy of it but not enough to merit buying a copy. Seems the best product out there for that task

I'm not sure that these lenses would give you any less noise as that's more to do with the sensor I think?
deleted50493117/01/2020 14:57

I don't really. I've used DXO back when I had a "dodgy" copy of it but not …I don't really. I've used DXO back when I had a "dodgy" copy of it but not enough to merit buying a copy. Seems the best product out there for that task I'm not sure that these lenses would give you any less noise as that's more to do with the sensor I think?


Dodgy copy here too. If it was a bit more affordable I'd buy it but £150 is pushing it.

You're right about the noise, however the primes are a lot brighter than the kit lens so I can shoot with a much lower ISO.
ureds17/01/2020 19:54

Dodgy copy here too. If it was a bit more affordable I'd buy it but £150 …Dodgy copy here too. If it was a bit more affordable I'd buy it but £150 is pushing it.You're right about the noise, however the primes are a lot brighter than the kit lens so I can shoot with a much lower ISO.


Ah right, gotcha!
ureds17/01/2020 13:01

That was my thinking too. Out of interest, what do you use for that? …That was my thinking too. Out of interest, what do you use for that? I've been using DxO photolab due to the Noise Reduction feature, and found it really good. But with these prime lenses noise is less of a concern so I'm open to alternatives.


I've been really lazy lately and have been using Snapseed on my phone for PP, just for speed and the fact I can edit them anywhere.

If I've done something that requires a bit more control, like shots of the moon, then luckily I've got a work copy of Photoshop I can use
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