Panasonic launches Leica DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 25-50mm lens
Panasonic's latest Micro Four Thirds lens, the LEICA DG 25-50mm f/1.7 Vario-Summilux, is here.
Announced alongside the GH5 Mark II, the new zoom lens is designed to complement the 10-25mm f/1.7 Leica DG Vario-Summilux, with both lenses sharing the same size, shape and design. This will be particularly useful in video production where tools like follow-focus gears and similar accessories are used on each lens, as well as for camera balance and weight when using gimbals and similar devices.
The new lens has a minimum focusing distance of 0.28m (at wide end, 0.31m at tele end) and a maximum magnification ratio of 0.42x (35mm camera equivalent).
The lens system comprises 16 elements in 11 groups, with an aspherical lens and three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses that suppress axial and magnification chromatic aberration as well as spherical aberration and distortion. The lens takes a 77mm filter, and also has a rugged dust and splash-resistant design. It's freeze-proof down to -10° Celsius.
The LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 25-50mm / F1.7 ASPH. will be available locally from August and has an RRP of $2,899. You can find out more about the new glass at Panasonic.