Panasonic Lumix G Leica Summilux 12mm F1.4 Lens Announced

Panasonic 12mm F1.4 prime lens has been introduced today and added to the company’s Micro Four Thirds lineup.

The Panasonic 12mm F1.4 ASPH is a new ultra wide-angle prime lens that consists of 15 elements in 12 groups. The lens construction features two aspherical lenses, two UED lenses and an ED lens. Designed for capturing wide scenes in dynamic detail, the MFT optic has a rugged splash/dustproof design.

The Panasonic 12mm F1.4 offers a dedicated ring to control its nine-bladed aperture. The lens not only performs smooth aperture changes to eliminate sudden jumps in exposure, its silent design also enhances audio capture in any scene.

Panasonic 12mm F1.4 Lens Becomes Official for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

Panasonic 12mm F1.4 Lens Becomes Official for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

Panasonic 12mm F1.4 is a 24mm equivalent lens designed for mirrorless cameras with Micro Four Thirds image sensors. It has a bright f/1.4 maximum aperture. This makes this MFT optic 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 in order to control both spherical and chromatic aberrations for a high degree of sharpness and clarity from edge to edge.

Panasonic 12mm F1.4 Lens Becomes Official for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

Specifications

Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size Four Thirds
Focal length 12 mm
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Maximum aperture F1.4
Minimum aperture F16
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Elements 15
Groups 12
Special elements / coatings 2 aspherical lenses, 1 ED lens, 2 UED lenses
Minimum focus 0.20 m (7.87)
Maximum magnification 0.1×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual Unknown
Weight 335 g (0.74 lb)
Diameter 70 mm (2.76)
Length 70 mm (2.76)
Sealing Yes
Filter thread 62.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes

The price of the Panasonic 12mm F1.4 lens is $1,299.99 and available at Amazon store.

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