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Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 II ASPH. Lens

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Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 II ASPH. Lens
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 50mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Ultra-High Refractive Index Element
A bright, normal-length lens, the Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 II ASPH. from Panasonic is a 50mm equivalent prime for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Characterized by its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, this lens affords notable control over depth of field and is also well-suited to working in low-light conditions. Its optical design incorporates one UHR element and a pair of aspherical elements to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion, and a Nano Surface Coating has also been applied to suppress lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast in harsh lighting. A stepping autofocus motor, along with an internal focus design, contributes to quick and quiet focusing performance for both photo and video applications. Additionally, this lens sports a dust- and splash-resistant construction to benefit working in inclement conditions.
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Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH I... Overview

A bright, normal-length lens, the Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 II ASPH. from Panasonic is a 50mm equivalent prime for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Characterized by its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, this lens affords notable control over depth of field and is also well-suited to working in low-light conditions. Its optical design incorporates one UHR element and a pair of aspherical elements to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion, and a Nano Surface Coating has also been applied to suppress lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast in harsh lighting. A stepping autofocus motor, along with an internal focus design, contributes to quick and quiet focusing performance for both photo and video applications. Additionally, this lens sports a dust- and splash-resistant construction to benefit working in inclement conditions.

Normal-length prime is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides a 50mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also enables extensive control over focus placement for selective focus applications.
One UHR element and a pair of aspherical elements help to achieve even illumination and sharpness for consistent performance throughout the aperture range.
A Nano Surface Coating has been applied to individual elements to noticeably reduce lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
Stepping AF motor, along with an internal focusing design, provides quick, smooth, and near-silent focusing performance to benefit both stills and video use.
Version II of this lens features a dust- and splash-resistant design to suit its use in trying weather conditions.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm produces a smooth out-of-focus quality when working with shallow depth of field techniques.
UPC: 885170366947

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH I... Specs

Focal Length25mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 50mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View47°
Minimum Focus Distance11.81" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification0.11x
Optical Design9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size46 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.48 x 2.15" / 63 x 54.5 mm
Weight7.23 oz / 205 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.8 x 4.1 x 4"

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH I... Reviews

Love everything but the lens hood

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-09

Well made, small and terrific image quality all round. F1.4 is a really useful tool, especially for the Micro-4:3 format for two reasons. First, it's harder to get subject isolation in this smaller format, so speed is the answer. Secondly, recall that anything smaller that F8.0 is not desirable in Micro-4:3, since diffraction starts to impact IQ. So having a fast lens give options. The lens comes with a squared off lens hood. Some will like the look. I don't. But worse than that I'm not sure it's as effective as a simple round hood would have been. But worse still, the hood doesn't reverse. In the Micro-4:3 system, where size and portability are paramount, what were they thinking? Remember an equivalent FF lens would be 2 times the price and size. It's a great lens. Well made, excellent image quality. Small. While I find this hood annoying, I still think this is a 5-star lens. Hope this helps.

Excellent overall

By Aaron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-21

Great image quality, sharp and contrasty even at f1.4 Silky smooth focus ring, with the much more desirable rubber finish. Seems to produce slightly warmer colours, compared to the the Lumix lenses, though it might be artificially done in software in camera, I don't have Olympus body to compare. The new added weather seal helps a bit to justify the hefty investment compared to the 25 f1.7

FANTASTIC LENS

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-27

I have had this lens for over a year now. This is the one that seems to stay on the GX8! Fast and very sharp, very good in low light. I have lots of m4/3 lenses lumix and Sigma and this is my favorite. Recommend it HIGHLY.

Leica brilliance

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-09

replacing the panasonic lumix lens with this beat. added to my interview productions. Leica quality in the bokeh

Excellent

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-16

Excellent product and vendor

Canadian review, have not used it yet

By Milton
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-02

only store that had newest lens for gh5

perfect lens

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-07

Very nice rendering, this lens is on my camera almost all the time.

Worth the upgrade

By Rush
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-16

I've owned the initial version and loved it. This new version is amazing! I use it with my GX85 witch has the high speed auto focus. This new lens is compatible with the high speed auto focus. Really sharp glass. Plus dust and water resistant. I was hesitant because of the cost, but I'm very pleased with this lens. It's on my camera all the time.

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