Just for Fun! Side by side: Leica M10 and 50 Summilux and EM1 MKII with 25 f/1.2
Click them to see a larger version but to me the Olympus is looking great here with the expected larger DOF due to the format. The Leica is a little richer in color for the yellow but the reds are less vibrant than the Olympus.The Leica has some of that Leica feel as well.
But this is a great example and a test ONLY to show the DOF difference between Micro 4/3 and Full Frame when using an equivalent fast prime lens, wide open on M 4/3 and full frame. I will say that the Olympus 25 f/1.2 is my favorite lens for Micro 4/3, hands down. Being a 50mm guy, it is one of the best 50mm “equivalent” lenses I have used. The Leica 50 Summilux ASPH is a legendary and favorite lens of many Leica shooters.
As most of you here know, the Olympus is using a 25mm but the effect will be that of a 50mm and the Leica, well, a 50 is a 50. The Leica has more of a 3 dimensional feel here but that is to be expected. I will have more of these just for fun comparisons next week and will add in some other cameras as well.
I will also be testing some other lenses with the Leica M10 for those interested. Leave your requests in the comments below!