Favourite lens Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH
I use the Panasonic Lumix DMC- GH5, DMC- GX8 and DMC- GX800. Fortunately there are a lot of nice lenses to choose from in the Panasonic range for Micro Four Thirds cameras. I love the Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 and Leica 12mm f/1.4 lenses but the one I use the most is the Leica 25mm f/1.4. Not only is the focal length a great all- rounder that works well for street and portraits, but the focusing is astonishingly fast and the optical quality exceptional. The standard lens for any system is my favourite, and this 25mm is the standard for Micro Four Thirds – just as a 50mm is standard for full-frame cameras. The angle of view matches not so much what my eyes can see (as human visual awareness stretches to almost 180 degrees) but what I can concentrate on. It’s that angle of view I like to present to the viewer. This Leica-branded 25mm was one of the very early Micro Four Thirds lenses, but since it was updated in 2011 it continues to serve well. It is sharp wide open, which is one of my key requirements. I love to pick out what I want the viewer to see using a shallow depth of field, so consequently like as wide an aperture as I can get. Most full-frame lenses don’t perform especially well at their widest aperture, but the top- end Leica Panasonic lenses do. It’s a critical part of my style and it’s important for low-light work. AF speed, resolution wide open, nice-looking out- of-focus highlights and well- controlled chromatic aberrations are things I ask for in a lens, and this little standard has all of those things.
The angle of view is great for shooting street photography Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5, 25mm, 1/640sec at f/1.4, ISO 200