A lightning fast, high-performance, wide angle prime lens for MFT
An exciting new addition to the Micro Four Thirds family is this Leica DG Summilux 12mm f1.4 Aspherical lens from Panasonic, a high-performance wide angle prime lens. With a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24mm this lens is primed for action as landscape and scenery lens, as well as other photographic applications that benefit from a wider field of view, such as interiors, architecture and more.
An ultra-fast f1.4 maximum aperture and all the benefits that brings to the table
Handheld photography is not an obstacle with this lens mounted on your camera no matter what the lighting conditions, thanks to the super fast maximum aperture of f1.4. Thanks to its premium optical design, performance is excellent even when shot wide open, so you can be confident to do so when the situation arises and benefit from the increased usability you are provided. You can also explore varying depths of field thanks to this large aperture, with out-of-focus areas being particularly attractive due to the rounded 9-blade aperture diaphragm.
A construction worthy of that prestigious name
You can be sure that any lens that is graced with the Leica name falls into the premium category optically. This DG Summilux 12mm f1.4 finds no exceptions, with a superb optical design well-equipped to counteract any imperfections, leaving you with an abundance of high-quality images to sort through on your computer screen. Within this optical makeup is 2 aspherical, 2 ultra extra-low dispersion and one extra-low-dispersion element, each performing an important task of reducing the appearance of specific aberrations and distortions.
4K compatible Autofocus
Physically this lens has also been crafted with a high-level of attention to detail, worthy of the Leica moniker. Featuring an all-metal construction that provides weather resistance, the 12mm f1.4 also contains a smooth user-friendly manual aperture ring and a dedicated AF/MF switch that is perfectly placed for quick adjustment.
The Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f1.4 has been crafted to slot perfectly within the Micro Four Thirds family, which means it can handle the most significant features within this range. In recent times advancements in video quality has seen certain Panasonic G cameras being fitted with extremely high resolution movie modes, such as 4K. This lens is ready to accommodate shooters utilising these features, with AF performance that is smooth, silent and decidedly speedy. Panasonic call this system ‘depth from defocus’ technology and it poises you to handle to next wave of still and video shooting.