Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH lens officially announced

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f:1.4 ASPH lens
The previously rumored Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH MFT lens is now officially announced. The US price is $1,299 (see B&H and Adorama).

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)

MTF chart:

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f:1.4 ASPH lens MTF chart
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f:1.4 ASPH lens design
Lens construction - 15 elements in 12 groups:

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

Aspherical (ASPH) lenses reduce size and weight to effectively prevent spherical and distortion aberration. Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) and Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion (UED) lenses correct chromatic aberration to render sharp, high-contrast images with clear colors from corner to corner.

Additional Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH lens information:

  • Experience a Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera lens design with a significant reduction in size and weight of comparable DSLR 35mm lenses.
  • 12mm F1.4 LEICA SUMMILUX high-performance wide angle lens for group, event, and nature photography (24mm 35mm camera lens equivalent).
  • Indoor shooting in low lighting produces a natural defocusing effect with its F1.4 high speed aperture.
  • Splash and dustproof sealed body.
  • Suppresses "sagittal flare" that occurs in some ultra wide-angle lenses at wide-aperture settings.
  • Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion and Extra-Low Dispersion optics with stringent LEICA standards assure high image quality with high resolution and minimum distortion.
  • Compatible with 4K video capture.
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