Panasonic 15mm F1.7 Leica DG Summilux Asph Lens

PanasonicSKU: 5025232916092

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The Panasonic Lumix Leica DG 15mm F1.7 Summilux Asph Lens is precision-crafted to be the perfect lightweight everyday prime lens. Its 35mm / full-frame equivalent focal length of 30mm gives you great low-light performance and stunning bokeh, making it the ideal lens for street, travel, and everyday photography.

  • Leica quality optics
  • Fast F1.7 aperture - beautiful bokeh and ideal in low-light
  • Compact and lightweight
  • 30mm full-frame equivalent focal length
  • For Micro Four Thirds cameras
  • An ideal everyday prime lens
  • Great street photography or landscape lens

Leica DG Lens - ultimate optics
Opt for a LEICA DG lens and get the ultimate in 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 kind are prevented which may occur with wide-angle photography to enable precise, sharp picture rendering. This means you have the ideal tool for pro-level images in the palm of your hand.


Compact, yet stunning quality
Create photos with stunningly beautiful, softly focused backgrounds thanks to F1.7 brightness. This LEICA DG SUMMILUX lens also features an aperture ring for easy adjustment of exposure, and an AF/MF switch that lets you change to manual focus while framing your subject – two intuitive functionalities for professional use. Its excellent mobility makes this lens ideal for every situation, delivering true-to-life expression.


Nano Surface Coating – clarity from all angles
Put an end to unwanted ghosting and flaring – the Nano Surface Coating has been applied to lenses within the system. This special, ultra-thin coating was developed originally by Panasonic to reduce bothersome reflections across the entire light spectrum. The result: crystal-clear pictures even if you’re photographing a light source in the dark.


HD Video Support – perfect video-recording
With HD 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, it also boasts a silent design for enhanced capture of the scene’s audio. What’s more, it offers excellent tracking performance – so you won’t miss a moment of the action.


9 elements in 7 groups - 3 aspherical lenses
Aspherical (ASPH) lenses reduce size and weight, effectively preventing spherical and distortion aberration.

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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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