Panasonic has announced the development of a new Micro Four Thirds lens called the Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH. According to the company, this 30mm equivalent prime lens will feature "sophisticated exterior that matches the stylish design of the world’s smallest Lumix GM digital single lens mirrorless camera." Detailed specifications, availability and pricing have yet to be announced.
Panasonic Press Release
Commercialization of LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. Digital Interchangeable Lens for Micro Four Thirds System
Panasonic is announcing a commercialization of new digital interchangeable lens LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. complying Micro Four Thirds System standard*.
The LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. is an excellent 15mm single focal length lens of F1.7 clearing LEICA’s stringent standard. It also features sophisticated exterior that matches the stylish design of the world’s smallest** LUMIX GM*** digital single lens mirrorless (DSLM) camera.
In addition to “LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4 ASPH.” and “LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm / F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.” which are already released to the market, Panasonic has also announced product commercialization of LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm / F1.2 to enhance the lineup of LEICA digital interchangeable lens, attracting professional photographers worldwide.
In the meanwhile, Panasonic is further expanding the range of LUMIX G digital interchangeable lens with the development of new LUMIX G VARIO telephoto zoom lens of 35-100mm in stylish, compact design that also matches the LUMIX GM camera.
* Details of the product specifications, the date of release and the price are under study.
** For a body of digital interchangeable lens camera, as of October 17, 2013, according to research by Panasonic.
*** Released on October 17, 2013.
- The inserted image is that of an engineering mock-up and the final design of the product may differ from this.
- LEICA is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.
- SUMMILUX, ELMARIT and NOCTICRON are registered trademarks of Leica Camera AG.