The lens ecosystem for mirrorless with a Micro Four Third (MFT) sensor is growing again. Panasonic has just announced the premium Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 lens.
Features of Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7
Entering the wide-angle lens range, the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 puts forward compact dimensions. So, it could be the right choice for users who frequently travel. It is also very light in weight. Only 130 grams.
With a focal distance of 9mm, it means that on a camera with an MFT sensor, this lens will be equivalent to an 18mm lens on a full frame camera. Behind the compact body design, the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 carries 12 lens elements in 9 groups. This includes two aspherical lens elements, two low dispersion (ED) lens elements and one Ultra High Refractive Index (UHR) lens element.
Meanwhile, the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 autofocus system carries a high-precision contrast AF autofocus system with a sensor drive. According to Panasonic, the autofocus system is capable of delivering smooth, fast, and quiet performance.
The Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 will also be ideal for videography. Not only is the autofocus performance very quiet, this lens is also designed with a very minimal focus breathing effect. In the manual focus setting, Panasonic has also added linear mode support which is ideal for video capture. In this mode the focus search can be adjusted by the rotation angle of the focus setting ring. Users can choose options from 90 degrees to 360 degrees.
Price for Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7
The Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 will be available at the end of July 2022. The price of the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 is US$499.99.