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Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens

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Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 24mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Two Aspherical Elements
A fast and optically refined wide-angle prime, the Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens from Panasonic is a 24mm equivalent lens designed for Micro Four Thirds digital cameras. Characterized by its truly bright f/1.4 maximum aperture, this lens 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, two ultra extra-low dispersion elements, and one extra-low dispersion element in order to control both spherical and chromatic aberrations for a high degree of sharpness and clarity from edge to edge. Benefitting the optical assets, this lens also incorporates a smooth and quiet autofocus motor that is well-suited to both stills and video recording, and a manual AF/MF switch lends direct focus mode adjustment for more intuitive handling. Additionally, the all-metal construction of the lens is also weather-resistant in order to permit working in trying environmental conditions. Pairing Leica's design legacy with Panasonic's technological innovation, this versatile wide-angle prime is distinguished by both its optical merits as well as intuitive handling and contemporary functionality.
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Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 Overview

A fast and optically refined wide-angle prime, the Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens from Panasonic is a 24mm equivalent lens designed for Micro Four Thirds digital cameras. Characterized by its truly bright f/1.4 maximum aperture, this lens 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, two ultra extra-low dispersion elements, and one extra-low dispersion element in order to control both spherical and chromatic aberrations for a high degree of sharpness and clarity from edge to edge. Benefitting the optical assets, this lens also incorporates a smooth and quiet autofocus motor that is well-suited to both stills and video recording, and a manual AF/MF switch lends direct focus mode adjustment for more intuitive handling. Additionally, the all-metal construction of the lens is also weather-resistant in order to permit working in trying environmental conditions. Pairing Leica's design legacy with Panasonic's technological innovation, this versatile wide-angle prime is distinguished by both its optical merits as well as intuitive handling and contemporary functionality.

Designed for mirrorless Micro Four Thirds digital cameras, this wide-angle 12mm f/1.4 lens provides a 24mm equivalent focal length.
The bright f/1.4 maximum aperture is well-suited to working in difficult and low lighting conditions, and also affords greater control over depth of field for selective focus techniques.
Two aspherical elements are featured in the lens' design, which help to maintain a compact form factor as well as help to reduce spherical aberrations and distortions.
Two ultra extra-low dispersion (UED) elements and one extra-low dispersion (ED) element work to significantly minimize color fringing and chromatic aberrations for increased clarity and color fidelity.
The smooth and near-silent autofocus performance complements movie recording applications while the quick operation is beneficial to still photographers.
A manual aperture ring gives tactile control over exposure settings and a dedicated AF/MF switch offers a simple, intuitive means for switching between focusing modes.
The metal construction of the lens is durable as well as splash- and dust-resistant when paired with Lumix Micro Four Thirds cameras for working in harsh environments.
A rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when making shallow depth of field imagery.
UPC: 885170281295

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
12mm (35mm Equivalent: 24mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Lens Format Coverage
Micro Four Thirds
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
62 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Lens Format Coverage
Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View
84°
Minimum Focus Distance
7.87" / 20 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.1x
Optical Design
15 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.76 x 2.76" / 70 x 70 mm
Weight
11.82 oz / 335 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.24 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.4 x 4.5 x 4.45"

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 Reviews

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question

Does the aperture ring work when used on an Olympus Pen F?
Asked by: Arthur
I think it only works only on Panasonic cameras. My friend had Panasonic 42.5 it has the same aperture ring and he said it doesn't work on Olympus body.
Answered by: Sergey
Date published: 2020-06-09

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Does it have Manual focus override (=fully manual focus)?
Asked by: lan
Yes this lens does offer full manual focus once it is set in the camera that you are using.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2019-11-20

question

Does the autofocus not work when shooting in Variable frame rates with Gh4?
Asked by: Matt P.
Autofocus will always work with this lens on the GH4.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Can it be used on a Oympus Pen F?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this lens is compatible with the Olympus Pen F.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2020-06-09

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Does the lens have IS?
Asked by: Chris O.
No, this lens does not have images stabilization.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2021-10-19

question

Does it have OIS like the other lenses? And if not is there a big difference?
Asked by: Nicholas L.
We are not certain what other lens you are referring to for a comparison. Feel free to email us directly at [email protected] with a link to the other lens you'd like a comparison to and we can break down the differences from there.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Does the autofocus work well with this lens?

Does the autofocus work well with this lens?
Asked by: Derek
Auto focus does work well wit this lens.
Answered by: Luz
Date published: 2020-08-12

can i know does this works the old DMC-GM5? as in ...

can i know does this works the old DMC-GM5? as in the auto focus
Asked by: SHEEN CHEEK
The Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens is compatible with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Mirrorless camera.
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2019-05-17
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