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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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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


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


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


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


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


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

Can it be used with Leica CL?

Can it be used with Leica CL?
Asked by: Peeraphan
No it can not. The Digital Leica CL uses an "L" mount and this lens has a Micro 4/3 mount. They are not compatible.
Answered by: Chuck
Date published: 2020-06-09

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
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