Panasonic Leica 25mm f1.4 II ASPH DG Summilux Lens

PanasonicSKU: 5025232898695

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Panasonic Leica 25mm f1.4 II ASPH DG Summilux Lens

  • Splash and dust-resistant
  • Portable, yet rugged in design
  • Wide maximum F1.4 aperture
  • 25mm focal range (equivalent to 50mm in full-frame format)
  • 240 fps sensor drive for high-speed autofocusing
  • Panasonic Nano lens surface coating
  • Fast, smooth, silent autofocus
  • Micro Four Thirds mount

The Panasonic 25mm f1.4 II Leica DG Summilux ASPH Micro Four Thirds Lens is a welcome addition to the already vast array of stunning Panasonic lenses. This particular lens hosts a wealth of high-tech features that will make this lens stand out amongst the rest. The portable yet rugged design is splash and dust resistant and has Panasonic’s Nano Surface Coating that helps reduce ghosting and flare in your images. It also has a wide maximum aperture of F1.4 which makes it versatile in any lighting situation you find yourself in.

Wide F1.4 Aperture
One of the most desirable qualities of this lens is the wide F1.4 aperture that enables this lens to be used in almost any lighting situation. This combined with the convenience and flexibility of the 25mm focal range (equivalent to 50mm in full frame format), means you are able to cater to a wide range of subjects and settings, not to mention having the ability to really play with the beautiful bokeh that this lens can produce.

Smooth, fast and silent autofocus
Panasonic has integrated a stepping motor and inner focus drive system into this lens that enables fast, smooth and silent operation. This is particularly complimentary when using Panasonic Lumix G series cameras because of their ability for high-speed and precise contrast autofocus in stills and video work.

This lens has been built to be compact, sturdy and packed with quality whilst maintaining a lightweight design. It is comprised of 9 elements in 7 groups which include 2 aspherical elements and 1 UHR (Ultra High Refractive) index lens. This additional UHR lens combined with the moulded glass elements results in high-quality images across the entire frame. Quality is key in this lens.

Nano Surface Coating
Of course, Panasonic has included their Nano surface coating. This coating is applied to the surface of the glass and helps minimise ghosting and flare that can appear in your images. It helps to provide sharp, clear images with high contrast even if you are shooting toward a bright light source. This means that your creativity will not be stopped when using this lens!

What’s in the box?
Lens cap
Rear lens cap
Lens hood
Lens storage bag

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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