I am looking at switching to a micro four thirds (MFT) system and one of the big question marks for me is the lens I want to have in the 25mm prime "everyday" category. There are basically three choices:
- Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.2 PRO
- Cosina Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95 Aspherical
- Panasonic Lumix G Leica Summilux, 25mm F/1.4 Aspherical
For me cost is not an issue, but bag space is. I don't have the bag space to carry three lenses with identical focal lengths, so I have to make a choice. I realize the choice is somewhat subjective. I do tend to do a lot of indoor shooting, so the Nokton is attractive, but the Zuiko/Lumix have autofocus and less fringing. A key factor is image quality, and would suggest the Nokton, but I am wondering if the image quality difference is going to be really noticeable? I realize I can rent the lenses potentially and try them, but I am hoping for someone with experience to weigh the pros and cons.
DXOmark rates the Zuiko and Lumix lenses as very similar except that the Zuiko has much less distortion. DXOmark does not rate the Nokton.