The Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens is a new ultra wide-angle 12mm lens that enables you to capture dynamic landscapes with rich perspectives. It is a high-speed, single focus lens that meets professional needs and provides outstanding image quality. It not only offers outdoor photographers a tool for capturing landscapes across a wide angle, but also allows indoor shooting in low-lit environments. Furthermore it can produce impressive, natural defocusing effects with its f/1.4 large aperture, and boasts a rugged, splash and dustproof design to cater for photographers carrying it on their outdoor adventures.
Leica standard for exceptional image quality
Integrating two aspherical lenses, two UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses and an ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lens, the system comprises 15 lens elements in 12 groups. The adoption of five special lenses makes it possible to clear the stringent Leica standard for unrivalled image quality with high resolution and minimum distortion.
The new Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH achieves high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image, which can be taken advantage of to shoot starry skies, or night scenes containing illumination. The multi-coated lens elements also improve image quality to capture true-to-life pictures and video.
Precise focusing for 4K video
Incorporating an inner focus drive system and a stepping motor, the DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH is capable of smooth and silent operation. When used in combination with any LUMIX G camera and their high-speed, high-precision contrast AF system, both photo and video recording are optimised. It is also compatible with the sensor drive at a maximum of 240fps, to take full advantage of cameras with high-speed autofocus. This stunning AF performance is excellent for recording 4K videos, where precise focusing is essential.
Full and intuitive aperture control
The Leica 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. has an aperture ring for direct, intuitive aperture control. Nine blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas, when shooting at larger aperture settings.
Robust metal construction
A highly reliable metal mount assures durability for repeated use. The lens mount, barrel, and hood are all made of metal to provide a sleek, sophisticated design that matches the entire lineup of LUMIX G mirrorless cameras.