Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH Review

June 15, 2016 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH.

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM

The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM is a new professional ultra-wide-angle zoom lens. Boasting an incredibly wide focal lenght of 11mm, the new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM really does offer a unique view of the world. Read our in-depth Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM review, complete with full-size sample images.

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

The Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM is a new wide-angle prime lens. Boasting built-in image stabilisation and fast and quite auto-focusing, the EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM is a more affordable but still very capable alternative to Canon's professional wide-angle primes. Read our in-depth Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM review complete with full-size sample images.

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

The Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM is a tiny new prime lens for EOS cameras with APS-C sensors. Attractively priced at £179 / $199, is the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM a must-buy for Canon shooters? We tested the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM on the new EOS 7D Mark II to find out...

Fujifilm XF 14mm f2.8 R

The Fujifilm XF 14mm f2.8 R is a fast wide-angle prime lens for Fujifilm X-series compact system cameras. Offering a focal range of 21mm in 35mm terms, is the Fujifilm XF 14mm f2.8 R a worthy addition to the XF lens range? Read our Fujifilm XF 14mm f2.8 R review to find out...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED is a new professional ultra-wide-angle lens. Aimed mainly at full-frame DSLR users, but also compatible with DX bodies where it provides a focal range of 36mm, the Nikon 24mm f/1.4 is aimed at professional photojournalists and landscape photographers. Read our in-depth Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED Review complete with full-size sample images.

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro

The M.ZUIKO Digital 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro is a new fast standard zoom lens from Olympus for the Micro Four Thirds system. Offering a 24-80mm focal length, constant f/2.8 maximum aperture, fast and near-silent focusing, and a manual focus clutch, read our in-depth Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro review to find out if it's the perfect partner for the flagship OM-D E-M1 camera.

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12mm f/2

The M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12mm f/2 is a new wide-angle lens from Olympus for the Micro Four Thirds system. Offering a 24mm focal length, fast and near-silent focusing and a bright maximum aperture of f/2, this all-metal lens makes the perfect wide-angle partner for the E-P3. Read our in-depth Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12mm f/2 review.

Panasonic LUMIX G 14mm F2.5 ASPH

The Panasonic LUMIX G 14mm F2.5 ASPH is a wide-angle lens for the Micro Four Thirds compact camera system. Providing a classic focal length for landscapes and street photography, the Panasonic 14mm is both tiny in size and weight, making it a perfect wide-angle partner for the small and compact Micro Four Thirds. Read our Panasonic LUMIX G 14mm F2.5 ASPH review to find out if it's worth adding to your collection.

Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm F4.0 ASPH

The Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm F4.0 ASPH is a new super wide-angle lens for the Micro Four Thirds system of interchangeable lens cameras. Offering an effective focal range of 14-28mm in 35mm terms, the Panasonic 7-14mm lens offers the widest focal length of any Micro Four Thirds lens. Read our Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm F4.0 ASPH review to find out if it's worth adding to your lens collection.

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC

The Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC is an ultra-wide-angle prime lens for full-frame and APS-C DSLRs. The Samyang 24mm f/1.4 is a more affordable alternative to the Nikon and Canon equivalents thanks largely to being manual-focus only. Read our in-depth Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC review complete with full-size sample images.

Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM

The Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM is a fast wide-angle prime lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. Retailing for £799 / $849, read our expert Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM review to find out if it's as good as the 35mm and 50mm Art lenses...

Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm f/1.8 ZA

While the Sony NEX mirrorless camera system offers a number of excellent bodies, most notably the NEX-7 and NEX-5N, the lens range is a little more threadbare in terms of quality optics. The Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm f/1.8 ZA is an obvious exception to this rule, offering a versatile focal length of 36mm and a fast maximum aperture. But is it a must-have lens for every NEX owner? Check out our Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm f/1.8 ZA review to find out...

Zeiss Loxia 21mm F2.8

The Zeiss Loxia 21mm F2.8 is a premium ultra-wide-angle prime lens for Sony's 35mm full-frame E-mount camera system. The manual-focus Loxia 21mm lens offers a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, 10 aperture blades, superlative build quality, and an aperture ring that can be de-clicked for video use. Read our Zeiss Loxia 21mm F2.8 review now...