“Carry small, capture wide” – LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm F1.7 ASPH. A new Micro Four Thirds 18mm*ultra-wide angle lens with F1.7 large aperture

Panasonic is proud to introduce a new large-aperture ultra-wide fixed focal length lens for the LUMIX G Series – the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm F1.7 (H-X09) – delivering impressive optical performance for professional videographers and photographers.

The precisely engineered LEICA lens offers the advantage of being highly mobile and compact in the ultra-wide category, weighing around 130 grams. To support macro shooting, the focusing distance is exceptionally short at 0.095m with an outstanding magnification ratio of 0.25x (35mm camera equivalent: 0.5x). Smooth, beautiful bokeh is achieved with background separation as well as realistic rendering.

The LEICA H-X09 has a rugged dust and splash-resistant[i] design to withstand use under harsh environmental conditions, down to a temperature of -10 degrees Celsius.

The lens system comprises twelve elements in nine groups including two aspherical lenses, two ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses and one UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) lens to suppress both axial and magnification chromatic aberration. Astigmatism is also corrected with these aspherical lenses, achieving high resolving performance. Furthermore, a UHR (Ultra-High Refractive Index) lens achieves uniform image quality from the centre to the edges of the image and contributes to the unit’s small size. The filter diameter is 55mm, with a 7-blade circular aperture diaphragm.

The LEICA H-X09 is compatible with the LUMIX G sensor drive at 240 fps. In the non-linear setting, focus is shifted with a variable amount according to the rotation speed of the focus ring; while for linear setting, focus is shifted with a designated amount according to the rotational quantum of the focus ring. Sensitivity (the amount of focus shift per rotational quantum) can be selected from 90 to 360 degrees[ii] in 30-degree increments. The lens mechanism suppresses focus breathing when video recording.

LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm F1.7 (H-X09): RRP $849

The lens will be available in July 2022 from leading Australian photographic specialist retailers.

Panasonic is committed to the development of Micro Four Thirds lenses for the further expansion of its lineup, fulfilling the needs of customers.

For further information, please visit www.panasonic.com.au or call 132 600.

[i] Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this lens is subjected to direct contact with dust and water. To avoid damage when using the camera under these conditions, it must be used in accordance with associated instructions in the manual.

[ii] 90 to 1080 degrees when used with DC-GH6, as of May 2022.

  • Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

* 35mm camera equivalent