Panasonic unveils LEICA DG SUMMILUX 12mm/F1.4 ASPH. (H-X012) 24mm* Ultra Wide-Angle F1.4 High-Speed Single Focal Length Lens

Meeting professional needs with high image quality, durability and style

*35mm camera equivalent

Panasonic has unveiled the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 12mm/F1.4 ASPH. (35 mm camera equivalent: 24 mm) – the latest addition to the company’s range of powerful and compact interchangeable lenses for LUMIX G Micro Four Thirds system cameras.

Doug Campbell, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic, said:

“The new H-X012 is a precisely engineered lens that will be a joy to use. It delivers the exceptional imaging capabilities you’d expect from a LEICA lens, and this attention to quality is also reflected in the construction and styling. Weather sealing with a splash and dust-proof design, plus a metal lens mount, barrel and hood ensure long-term durability and performance.”

The F1.4 large aperture supports low-light and astrophotography as well as demanding video applications, and produces an impressive, natural defocusing effect. The 24mm wide angle has appeal from dramatic landscape shots to architecture and drone photography. An aperture ring provides direct, intuitive control.

The LEICA DG SUMMILUX 12mm/F1.4 ASPH. will be available in Australia in August, priced at RRP$1,799.

With an inner focus drive system and a stepping motor, the new LEICA DG SUMMILUX 12mm/F1.4 ASPH. is capable of smooth, silent operation together with Panasonic’s high-speed, high-precision Depth from Defocus (DFD) technology for both photo and video recording. DFD supports the precise focusing essential for recording 4K video.

Integrating two aspherical lenses, two UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses and an ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lens, the lens system comprises 15 elements in 12 groups. The adoption of five special lenses makes it possible to clear the stringent LEICA standard for exceptional image quality with high resolution and minimum distortion. 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.

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