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Panasonic Develops Fast Constant Aperture F1.7 20-50mm (35mm equivalent) Wide-Angle LEICA Zoom Lens For Its Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Cameras

The following video presents LUMIX LIVE @ Photokina 2018:

  • At the 30min:40s mark, there is the presentation of the new LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 lens.

PRESS RELEASE

PANASONIC TO DEVELOP NEW LEICA DG 10-25MM*1 F1.7 LENS

The World’s First*2 Full-range F1.7 Wide Zoom Lens for the Micro Four Thirds System Standard

Mississauga, ON (September 25, 2018) – Today at Photokina, Panasonic Corporation announced that the company is developing the world’s first* full-range F1.7 10-25mm wide zoom digital interchangeable LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX lens (35mm camera equivalent: 20-50mm). Taking full advantage of the Micro Four Thirds system standard, the new LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 lens realizes both a wide angle and downsizing, despite its large aperture.

Panasonic: LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 with Lumix S1

Panasonic: LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 with Lumix S1

It is the first interchangeable lens to be introduced to the Canadian and world-wide market featuring a full-range F1.7 high-speed aperture, covering the wide to standard zoom range. It is also designed and developed to support video recording in addition to regular photo shooting. Integrating a clickless aperture ring that provides smooth, seamless aperture control, the new LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 lens aims to be the ultimate photo/video-hybrid digital interchangeable lens.

LEICA DG lenses are designed to clear the stringent quality standards certified by LEICA to boast excellent optical performance. The new LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 achieves exceptional imaging performance over the entire zoom range to provide precise description and impressive expression.

Panasonic is committed to further expanding the camera and lens lineup for the Micro Four Thirds system to meet customer needs.

* As of September 25, 2018
*1 35mm camera equivalent:20-50mm
*2 As of September 25, 2018

– Details of the product specifications, the date of release and the price are yet to be advised.
– Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.
– SUMMILUX is a registered trademarks of Leica Camera.

A subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Panasonic Canada Inc. provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions to meet consumer, business and industrial needs. Consumers seeking more information on the company’s products can visit Panasonic’s home page at www.panasonic.com.


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