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

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

  • 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

A fast and optically refined wide-angle prime, the Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens from Panasonic is a 24mm equivalent lens designed for Micro Four Thirds digital cameras. Characterized by its truly bright f/1.4 maximum aperture, this lens is ideal for working in low-light conditions and also affords a wealth of control over focus placement for using shallow depth of field techniques. The optical design employs a pair of aspherical elements, two ultra extra-low dispersion elements, and one extra-low dispersion element in order to control both spherical and chromatic aberrations for a high degree of sharpness and clarity from edge to edge. Benefitting the optical assets, this lens also incorporates a smooth and quiet autofocus motor that is well-suited to both stills and video recording, and a manual AF/MF switch lends direct focus mode adjustment for more intuitive handling. Additionally, the all-metal construction of the lens is also weather-resistant in order to permit working in trying environmental conditions. Pairing Leica’s design legacy with Panasonic’s technological innovation, this versatile wide-angle prime is distinguished by both its optical merits as well as intuitive handling and contemporary functionality.

  • Designed for mirrorless Micro Four Thirds digital cameras, this wide-angle 12mm f/1.4 lens provides a 24mm equivalent focal length.
  • 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.
  • Two ultra extra-low dispersion (UED) elements and one extra-low dispersion (ED) element work to significantly minimize color fringing and chromatic aberrations for increased clarity and color fidelity.
  • The smooth and near-silent autofocus performance complements movie recording applications while the quick operation is beneficial to still photographers.
  • A manual aperture ring gives tactile control over exposure settings and a dedicated AF/MF switch offers a simple, intuitive means for switching between focusing modes.
  • The metal construction of the lens is durable as well as splash- and dust-resistant when paired with Lumix Micro Four Thirds cameras for working in harsh environments.
  • A rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when making shallow depth of field imagery.

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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

Autofocus

Yes

Filter Thread

Front: 62 mm

Dimensions (DxL)

Approx. 2.76 x 2.76″ (70 x 70 mm)

Weight

11.82 oz (335 g)

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

  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Metal Lens Hood
  • Lens Storage Bag
  • Warranty

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