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Some days ago admiringlight posted a comparison between the XF56 and the Leica 42.5 f/1.2. The winner was pretty clear: it was the Leica. But the battle wasn’t fair. Jordan used a faulty 56mm for the comparison. Now he got a new one and repeated the test and re-evaluated the results here:
“So who wins? We do! If you shoot Fuji, you’ve got an awesome fast telephoto in the 56mm f/1.2, and if you shoot Micro 4/3, the Panasonic Leica is phenomenal. When I first conducted this test with my slightly faulty Fuji 56mm, I ruled that the Panasonic was the slightly more corrected lens. Now with a properly functioning Fuji 56mm, it’s far less clear cut. Close up, where these lenses would be used for portraiture and the like, the Fuji has a slight edge. At a distance, the Panasonic does slightly better.”
Not bad at all for a lens that costs 37% less than the Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f/1.2!.