Panasonic Announces a 15mm F/1.7 ASPH Interchangeable Lens for Micro Four-Thirds Format
LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. High Speed Prime Wide-Angle Lens
NEWARK, NJ (March 26, 2014) - Panasonic is proud to announce the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH interchangeable lens for the Micro Four Thirds format. (35 mm camera equivalent: 30 mm). The new LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. allows photographers to capture images with beautiful defocus features produced by F1.7 lens. The SUMMILUX 15mm lens is very compact and lightweight. The lens will be available in the U.S. at www.shop.panasonic.com
The new lens system is comprised of nine elements in seven groups and uses three
aspherical lenses. The aspherical lenses suppress spherical aberration and
distortion effectively while realizing downsizing of the lens unit. Panasonic's
Nano Surface Coating technology is adopted to minimize the reflection at entire
visual light range (380nm-780nm) by applying the extra-low refractive index
coating with nano-sized structure on the surface of the lens. It results in a
super clear picture with a dramatic reduction of ghost and flare. The lens
incorporates a superior inner focus system, which enables excellent resolution
and contrast from close-up to infinity. The inclusion of a newly developed
stepping motor makes the focusing action smooth and silent for use in both
photo and video recording. Notably the performance of Auto Focus (AF) is by far
superior to the phase-difference AF when a fast lens with smaller aperture
value is used. It is also compatible with the sensor drive at max.240 fps to
take maximum advantage of cameras with high-speed AF when mounted on the
cameras of LUMIX G system.
The LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. comes
equipped with aperture ring and AF/MF switch for direct, intuitive operation.
The sophisticated metal design of SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH., including the
hood, deserves to bear the prestigious LEICA name. Highly reliable metal mount
is durable enough for repeated exchange of lens.
The SUMMILUX 15mm lens will be available this May in black with an MSRP of
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• SUMMILUX is a registered trademark of Leica