Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens Announced

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Panasonic officially announced the new Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens for micro four thirds mirrorless cameras. The bright f/1.4 maximum aperture is well-suited to working in difficult and low lighting conditions, and also affords greater control over depth of field for selective focus techniques. Two aspherical elements are featured in the lens’ design, which help to maintain a compact form factor as well as help to reduce spherical aberrations and distortions.

The US price of this Panasonic Leica 12mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens is $1,299, and it is now available for pre-order at Amazon, B&H, Adorama. The shipping date of this lens is scheduled to start on August 12, 2016.

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens Highlights:

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 24mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • One ED Element, Two UED Elements
  • Weather-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • 4K-Enabled video capture

Lens construction – 15 elements in 12 groups

  • 2 Aspherical lenses
  • 2 Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion
  • 1 Extra-Low Dispersion lens

Lens technical specifications:

Performance
Focal Length 12mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View 84°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.87″ (20 cm)
Magnification 0.1x
Elements/Groups 15/12
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Features
Autofocus Yes
Physical
Filter Thread Front: 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.76 x 2.76″ (70 x 70 mm)
Weight 11.82 oz (335 g)

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