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 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.
|Lens type||Prime lens|
|Max Format size||Four Thirds|
|Focal length||12 mm|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9|
|Special elements / coatings||2 aspherical lenses, 1 ED lens, 2 UED lenses|
|Minimum focus||0.20 m (7.87″)|
|Motor type||Stepper motor|
|Full time manual||Unknown|
|Weight||335 g (0.74 lb)|
|Diameter||70 mm (2.76″)|
|Length||70 mm (2.76″)|
|Filter thread||62.0 mm|
The price of the Panasonic 12mm F1.4 lens is $1,299.99 and available at Amazon store.