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

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Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens with Lens Care Kit
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds Lens System
  • 30mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.7 to f/16
  • Three Aspherical Elements
More than just the lens, the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens with Lens Care Kit from B&H bundles the wide-angle prime with a lens cleaning kit.
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Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 Overview

More than just the lens, the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens with Lens Care Kit from B&H bundles the wide-angle prime with a lens cleaning kit.

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

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.

Prime wide-angle lens is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and offers a 30mm equivalent focal length.
Fast f/1.7 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and is also useful for controlling depth of field for selective focus applications.
Three aspherical elements help to reduce spherical aberration and distortion to produce sharp, clear imagery.
A Nano Surface Coating minimizes surface reflections throughout the entire visible spectrum for maintained contrast and color fidelity with a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting.
An internal focusing system, coupled with a stepping AF motor, results in fast, smooth, and precise focusing performance that is well-paired to both still shooting and movie recording.
Metal lens barrel is accentuated by a dedicated MF/AF switch and an aperture ring for more direct, intuitive operation.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 885170200814

ZEISS Lens Care Kit

Clean your lenses, fine optics, LCD displays, and even your eyeglasses with the Lens Care Kit from optics manufacturer, ZEISS. Compact enough to store in almost any camera bag, the kit comes with a 2 ounce lens cleaning spray bottle and a microfiber cloth.

UPC: 662834501827

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

Focal Length15mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 30mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.7
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Format CompatibilityMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View72°
Minimum Focus Distance7.87" / 20 cm
Optical Design9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size46 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.26 x 1.42" / 57.4 x 36.07 mm
Weight4.06 oz / 115 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.63 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.75 x 4.05 x 4"

ZEISS Lens Care Kit Specs

Weight2 oz / 60 ml Bottle
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.23 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.85 x 2.35 x 1.6"
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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?
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