Panasonic Reveals Groundbreaking 10-25mm f/1.7 Lens for MFT; More Info at B&H

Photography News: Panasonic continues to bolster Micro Four Thirds with the release of the Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens. This is a world’s-first f/1.7 zoom, has a 20-50mm equivalent range, and is optimized for stills and video.

NEW YORK--()--B&H Photo would like to share the announcement of the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens for Micro Four Thirds. Laying claim to the title of world’s-first full-range f/1.7 zoom, this spectacular lens should be very appealing to many, especially with its versatile 20-50mm equivalent range. Also, the lens has large control rings, including a de-clicked aperture ring for smooth iris pulls during video recording.

Ensuring maximum quality, the lens uses three aspherical lenses and four Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements to minimize aberrations and distortion. Also, the lens has a fast 240 fps internal-focus autofocus system that will help photographers and videographers lock onto their subjects with ease. Photographers will appreciate that the dust- and splash-resistant lens can replace multiple lenses and make travel easier.

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens

Product Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 20-50mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.7 to f/16
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • One UHR Element, Four ED Elements
  • Internal Focus, Focus Clutch Mechanism
  • Stepless, De-Clicked Aperture Ring
  • Splash, Dust, and Freezeproof Design
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

For video, the lens has been optimized in many key ways. A physical aperture control ring that is de-clicked and has a micro-step drive system will create smooth brightness transitions, even in the middle of a take. It also has been designed to reduce focus breathing and minimize image shift when performing zooms. Additionally, it has a focus clutch for quickly switching between auto and manual focus during shooting. This combination of features makes the lens a great option for both photographers and videographers.

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Shawn C. Steiner
B&H Photo Video

Release Summary

The impressively lens fast f/1.7 constant maximum aperture enables improved depth of field control and low-light shooting capabilities

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Shawn C. Steiner
B&H Photo Video