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| p.2 #11 · Pany 20 vs 25 - Recommendation? |
Nope not offended, I think tone carries poorly especially for me online.
...and for me as well. Then all is well and fine.
Welcome to pretty much any photography forum (...)
To explain my post in particular (where I said "little differences" but didn't expound upon them), I had assumed the OP would know a 25mm vs 20mm lens and a 1.4 vs 1.7 aperture would dictate that a bokeh / DOF potential was more with the PL25 than the P20. If that bokeh is actually better, though, I cannot say.
I had also assumed the OP had done basic research on weights and AF speeds
In summary, the OP's question cannot definitively be answered, because it's asking a subjective question.
And you were right about all that. I was mistaken as I didn't realize the OP asked for opinions. That may tell something about me... Why should I buy a lens of one or another focal length because people likes L better than P?
Jonas, with these two lenses, opinions are all there is to separate them. If you look at resolution charts, there's not much between them. If you directly compare bokeh samples over a wide range of backgrounds, you'll find them similar in some instances, and the 25 a bit smoother in others.
Ah, there are even samples showing the 20 having smoother bokeh than the 25 in some cases.
However, the biggest difference between them is how they draw. We can try and put objective criteria, but lets face it, it's hard to describe how a lens renders. There's a lot of gut feeling. To the best of my ability, I'd describe the 20 as having a clinical rendering, and the 25 as having a warm (not color temp, but feeling), classic look along with nice sharpness. It is difficult to put your finger on it, but how it rolls off to blur from sharp, the rich raw of the colors, the smooth tonality...they all feel a little better to my eye, and combined, I much prefer how the images look out of the 25.
I agree about that. I do wish there was a way to describe these differences though. I also wonder how many would be able to label images correctly if it had been possible to do a sort of blind test.
Yes, all of you are right; I was too serious and now I again have to re-evaluate parts of what I have read here over the years. Thank you for the comments.