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Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens

BH #PA1517B • MFR #H-X015K
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds Lens System
  • 30mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.7 to f/16
  • Three Aspherical Elements
Fast and versatile, the Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH. from Panasonic is a 30mm equivalent wide-angle lens for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Its bright f/1.7 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also avails greater control over the focus position for shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques. Intuitive control over the aperture selection is also possible through the use of the manual aperture ring. In regard to focus, an internal focusing system with a stepping AF motor promotes fast, quiet, and smooth performance. The optical design incorporates three aspherical elements to reduce distortion and spherical aberration for sharper imagery with greater overall clarity. Additionally, a Nano Surface Coating has been applied to lens elements to suppress lens flare and ghosting for more contrast-rich, color-neutral photos and movies.
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What is the difference between the H-X015 and ...

What is the difference between the H-X015 and H-X015K?? K??
Asked by: Chris
Hi, Chris! The last letter is usually for the color, which in this case is Black. -M
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2021-09-13

Is the lens body metal or plastic?

Is the lens body metal or plastic?
Asked by: Joel
Hello! It uses both. For larger lens, plastic is often used to decrease weight. -C
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2023-05-25


Other than the fact that it can be open as wide as f1.7 is the IQ, let's say around 5.6-16, which is what is most of the time used for landscapes much better than what the kit lens 14-42 delivers? In other words, inside a building it's going to be great to have 1.7, but to film a big field with horses with mountains in the background in broad daylight, how much better is it going to be than the kit lens?
Asked by: Philippe
If you shoot both lenses at the same f/stop, say f/5.6, and then look critically, the Leica DG Summilux 15mm prime lens will be better for two reasons:1.It is a prime lens. By its nature of being a lens with fewer glass elements, it will have superior sharpness, contrast and color as well as more pronounced bokeh and smaller size. 2.The build quality of the Lumix G Vario 14-42mm is good but the build quality of the Leica DG Summilux 15mm is better. A closer comparison would be the Leica DG Summilux 15mm vs the Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens B&H # PA123528A. There the image quality difference is less and the consideration comes down to do you want the mm focal range convenience of the zoom or the increased bokeh and smaller size of the prime lens. For landscapes, I would definitely prefer the Leica DG Summilux 15mm over the Lumix G Vario 14-42mm.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2022-11-16


What is country of manufacture for this lens ?
Asked by: Robert
According to the information we have, our current inventory's country of origin is Japan. Please be aware this can change over the product's production life without notice.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2019-11-03


I am concerned about the sun flares and direct light?Any theories!!
Asked by: marilyn
This lens does include a hood which will help block out stray light to prevent flares.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-07-29

Is this a servo lens? (meaning can it be zoomed ...

Is this a servo lens? (meaning can it be zoomed electronically)
Asked by: Family
This is not a zoom lens.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-05-31


I'm having a hard time finding a follow focus ring that works with this lens as it is so small the focus ring sits under the little hood that comes out on top of the Gh4. Anyone else find a good solution to add a follow focus ring to this lens on a Gh4? Any help would be much appreciated.
Asked by: James
You might try the Zacuto Z-ZG-16 ZipGear, as it has a lower profile than other gear rings. Then for a follow focus, you could look at the Redrock Micro microFollowFocus Black. It has a flippable gear box, which would allow it to connect to a focus ring that is closer to a camera body.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2022-11-16


Does this lens work in variable frame rate mode in 60p on Gh4?
Asked by: Anonymous
this would be an excellent lens for video on the GH4 and would have no effect over your ability to use variable frame rate.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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