Versatility within a short telephoto range, the Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm f/1.7 ASPH., from Panasonic, is a 50-100mm-equivalent zoom for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Ideal for portraiture, fashion, events, and other mid-range subjects, this lens pairs the useful focal length range with an impressively bright constant f/1.7 maximum aperture, advanced optics, and a portable form factor.
- Micro Four Thirds System
- 50-100mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/1.7 to f/16
- One Aspherical Element
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm f/1... Overview
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm f/1... Specs
|Focal Length||25 to 50mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 50 to 100mm)|
|Lens Mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Lens Format Coverage||Micro Four Thirds|
|Angle of View||47° to 24°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||11" / 28 cm|
|Optical Design||16 Elements in 11 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|Filter Size||77 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||3.4 x 5" / 87.6 x 127.6 mm|
|Weight||1.4 lb / 654 g|
|Package Weight||2.61 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||11.8 x 5.5 x 5.5"|
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm f/1... Reviews
Remote Control Servo Motors
I have been considering this lens for a long time. The release of the GH6 signaled a continuation of support for the M4/3 system. My problem with earlier panasonic zoom lenses (I own several) was the non-linear focus ring. The clutch on the focus lens of this lens means functional remote focus control along with zoom and iris control. So at last, I have an lens integrated to Panasonic electronics that I can use as a fully functional servo lens. I like the idea that a triple PDMOVIE system gives servo motor functions to any compatible lens. Meaning I pay once for lens gear motors and have servo control of any lens. I spent a great deal of time on cameras with integrated servo control a like handle controls of the lens. I look forward to the day when the GH6 sensor gets moved to the Panasonic Box camera. On that day my studio will get a long overdue upgrade. The attached photo shows a ceiling rail mount used for top down shots of what the talents hands are doing in How To productions. With total remote control of the lens and a remote Atomos recorder we have functional remote control of this rig on this mount or on a crane.
This is the reason to stay in M43.
Paired with the GH6, I was blown away by the color and contrast out of this lens. It reminds me of Fuji GFX 50S with adapted vintage Leica glass. This lens feels like a real Leica, but for $1800 rather than $6000! Combined with 10-25, this is the only pair of zooms that can double as photography and cine lenses. You might wonder why get this when you can get FF glass with larger equivalent aperture and less $$? Well, I've used sigma 24-70f2.8 before, it was blown out of the water by the 10-25, in terms of color, sharpness, contrast. The 10-25 and 25-50 are better than a lot of FF glass while cheaper. However I ended up return it because at 50mm there's a slight optical mis-alignment in the bokeh. I will definitely get it in the future when I visit the store in person.
Wonderful lens. Perfect partner for the 10-25mm f1.7.
I bought this for my GH5, but I'm really gearing up for the GH6. All I need now is the camera. It's a heavy lens, but well worth the effort to pack it around.
YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS