Panasonic has officially announced a new Leica-branded lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras in the body of the Lumix G DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. wide-angle prime.
The latest announcement to be made by a digital imaging company is far from being a surprise. The rumor mill has stated on numerous occasions that Panasonic is working on a Leica 12mm lens, which will be revealed sometime in 2016.
An official product launch has just taken place and it concerns the Lumix G Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens. The gossips have become a reality, which will sound very exciting to Micro Four Thirds photographers, as this wide-angle prime promises to deliver top-notch image quality.
Panasonic unveils rumored Leica 12mm f/1.4 lens
Panasonic and Leica are continuing their partnership with a wide-angle lens that will offer a full-frame focal length equivalent of 24mm. Additionally, the lens will provide a maximum aperture of f/1.4, which is quite bright and will prove useful in low-light conditions.
This is the widest lens ever released by Panasonic, thus being perfect for landscape, interior, architecture, nature, and event photography types. As the Lumix G Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens will be put to a test in various conditions, the manufacturers designed it to be a rugged optic.
The lens will be resistant to dust and splashes, meaning that it is a perfect fit for mirrorless cameras that are also rugged, such as the flagship Lumix GH4. Together they will make a great pair for photographers who like capturing night skies without blur in their shots and without being bothered by harsh environments.
Lumix G Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens offers fast, quiet autofocusing
The internal design of the lens consists of 15 elements comprised in 12 groups. There are two aspherical elements, one Extra Low-Dispersion element, and a further couple of Ultra Extra Low-Dispersion element.
They have been configured in order to offer the best possible image quality and to solve high-resolution sensors. The focus drive is a stepper motor that delivers quick, accurate, and silent focusing when recording videos even at 4K resolution.
Its minimum focusing distance stands at 20 centimeters and people who like focusing manually can do so with the manual focus ring on the optic. The Lumix G Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens has a 62mm filter thread as well as a 70mm diameter and length.
Panasonic adds that the product weighs about 335 grams, while keeping the release date and price details to itself. This information will be confirmed within the following weeks, so you must stay tuned for them.