New Micro Four Thirds Wide Angle Lens LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm F1.7 ASPH
“Carry Small, Capture Wide” 18mm* Ultra-Wide Angle Lens with F1.7 Large Aperture. Panasonic Leica 9mm lens.
18mm (*35mm Equivalent)
Panasonic has introduced a new large-aperture ultra-wide fixed focal length lens. The Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 Lens for the LUMIX G Series based on the Micro Four Thirds standard.
The LEICA 9mm is an ultra-wide-angle lens with a large aperture. It also features an exceptionally short focusing distance of 0.095m (3.7 inches) with an outstanding magnification ratio of 0.25x (35mm camera equivalent: 0.5x). The combination of these lenses makes it possible to distinguish the subject’s presence against the background. It also boasts high descriptive performance and smooth, beautiful bokeh, clearing the stringent LEICA standards. It is suitable for use by professionals and high amateur users for both photo shooting and video recording.
The lens comprises 12 lens elements in nine groups including two aspherical lenses: two ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses and one UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) lens. This effectively suppress axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification. Astigmatism is also corrected with these aspherical lenses, achieving high resolving performance. Furthermore, a Ultra-High Refractive Index (UHR) lens achieves uniform quality from the center to edges of the image.
The LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm F1.7 is capable of smooth, silent operation. This complements the camera’s high-speed, high-precision contrast AF system with the sensor drive at max.240 fps.
With its approximately 130g (4.5 ounces) compact size and light weight, the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm F1.7 features stunning mobility characteristic of a Micro Four Thirds system. The rugged dust/splash-resistant2 design of the lens can withstand high mobility and harsh conditions, including frigid temperatures at 10 degrees below zero.
The filter diameter is 55 mm, with a 7-blade circular aperture diaphragm.
The LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm F1.7 will be available at valued channel partners for $849NZD at Photogear in late July.