Panasonic 12mm F1.4 ASPH Leica DG Summilux Lens

PanasonicSKU: 5025232847358

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Product Description

A wide view. Elaborate detail.

This 12mm LEICA DG lens with F1.4 (35mm camera equivalent: 24mm) was created to satisfy professional needs for shooting landscapes. It captures dynamic scenes with rich perspective and high resolution. Rendering each point of light with crisp clarity makes it ideal for shooting individual stars and tiny lights. In addition, its splash/dustproof structure and intuitive aperture ring control handle a wide range of situations. The lens mount, the barrel and the hood are all made of metal to provide a sleek, sophisticated design that enhances the joy of shooting.

LEICA DG Lens – ultimate optics

Opt for a LEICA DG lens with the ultimate optical quality and performance. They naturally meet the strict quality standards set by Leica Camera AG.

Thanks to the sophisticated design of these lenses, you will enjoy brilliant clarity all the way to the edges of your photos. At the same time, distortions of all kinds are prevented to enable precise, sharp picture rendering. This means you have the ideal tool for pro-level images in the palm of your hand.

Splash/Dustproof – more creative options

Brave the elements in nearly any kind of weather or shooting location. This lens features a splash/dustproof construction* that is tough enough to withstand even heavy field use. It protects the lens system inside from sand, rain and more, making it perfect for shooting under harsh conditions. Now there is nothing holding you back from capturing the creative nature or landscape shots you want.

*The lens supports this feature in conjunction with splash/dustproof LUMIX cameras.

Video Support – perfect video-recording

With video support any user has everything, they need for recording with their LUMIX camera. Not only does it perform smooth aperture changes so there are no sudden jumps in exposure, but it also boasts a silent design for enhanced capture of the scene’s audio. What’s more, the stunning AF performance of this lens records excellent 4K video, where precise focusing is essential.

15 elements in 12 groups:

  • 2 aspherical lenses
  • 2 Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion
  • 1 Extra-Low Dispersion lens

Aspherical (ASPH) lenses reduce size and weight, effectively preventing spherical and distortion aberration.

Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) and Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion (UED) lenses correct chromatic aberration rendering sharp, high-contrast images with clear colours from corner to corner.

For lenses that are capable of compensating distortion, the horizontal axis of the MTF shows the distance from the centre of the corrected image.

Product Specification

  • Lens Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups (2 aspherical lenses, 1 ED lens, 2 UED lenses)
  • Mount: Micro Four Thirds mount
  • Focal Length: f=12mm (35mm camera equivalent 24mm)
  • Aperture Type: 9 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
  • Maximum Aperture: F1.4
  • Minimum Aperture: F16
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.20m / 0.66ft
  • Maximum magnification: Approx. 0.1x / 0.2x (35mm camera equivalent)
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 84°
  • Filter Size: φ62mm / 2.44inch
  • Max. Diameter: φ70.0mm / 2.76inch
  • Overall Length: Approx. 70mm / 2.76inch (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
  • Weight [g]: Approx. 335g (excluding lens cap, lens rear cap and lens hood)

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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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