The long awaited Olympus 25mm Pro Lens has finally been announced. On 19th September at 16:00 during the first day of Photokina, with Olympus live streaming from Cologne to the world. But let’s just step back a couple of days, “why” I hear you ask. The answer being that I was lucky enough to get one on 16th to bring this review to life.
In the box you get a Lens hood along with a cloth dust pouch to keep the Lens in. Walking around the new 25mm Lens you now have a function button and a pull down focus collar, brilliant for zone focusing (a street photographers must). The older 25mm Lens came in with an impressive f1.8. Now rest assured. Your boka is about to get even better with the new Olympus 25mm Pro Lens, as its now f1.2. That’s boka lushness.
Above the image on the Left is the new Olympus 25mm Pro Lens shot at f1.2 and the image on the right is the older 25mm shot at f1.8. Below you will find two more side by side shots with the one on the left shot at f1.2 with the new Olympus 25mm Pro Lens and the one on the right shot at f1.8 using the older Olympus 25mm lens.
Time for some size comparisons and lens information we all know and love. As the lens has not yet been announced at the time of writing this blog the information is pretty thin on the ground. I’ll do my best to cover what I know about the Olympus 25mm Pro Lens.