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Published 25/09/12

Panasonic expands LUMIX G Micro System range with light, high performance Leica DG lens

The LUMIX G Leica DG Summilux 25mm / F1.4 ASPH Lens, a new light-weight interchangeable lens based on the Micro Four Thirds Standard.

Meeting Leica's strict standards ensuring high optical quality, the new lens will allow you to take stunning photos and videos wherever you are, even when shooting in low-light conditions.

This versatile, compact lens delivers bright, sharp images suitable for a wide range of photographic requirements. From daily snapshots while out and about; to indoor portraits without flash in low light levels; to creative images which take advantage of its beautiful peripheral defocus effect, the Leica DG lens turns everyday moments into works of art.

With this Leica DG mounted, the LUMIX G Micro System is easy to carry with you anywhere. An Ultra High Refractive UHR index lens makes it thin and light without compromising image quality. While a newly developed nano surface coating on the surface of the lens, means ghosting and flare will be dramatically reduced in your photos, further emphasising the high image quality from Panasonic's LUMIX G Micro System.

The F1.4 aperture lets you capture the desired parts of an image in sharp focus, while giving other parts a soft focus. This makes the subject really stand out, adding a rich expressiveness to the photo. The lens also incorporates an inner focus direct-drive linear motor, which enables smooth, silent operation of its fast and accurate contrast Auto Focus AF system for use in both photo and movie recording.


Despite its extremely compact size and superb optical performance, this lens brings out the full capabilities of the 4/3-type image sensor; achieves smoother Live View performance in combination with the camera's body; and allows a variety of unique features such as the contrast AF function of LUMIX G Micro System cameras.

With the addition of this new 25mm lens, Panasonic now offers twelve lenses ranging from 7mm to 300mm, making sure you have the right set-up for the right job. With the LUMIX G Micro System, there really is no limit to your creativity.

Key features

Lens Construction 9 elements in 7 groups 1 Ultra High Refractive Index lens, 2 Aspherical lenses

Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Optical Image Stabilizer N/A
Focal Length f 25mm 35mm camera equivalent 50mm
Aperture Type 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Aperture F1.4
Minimum Aperture F16
Closest Focusing Distance 0.30m / 0.98 feet
Maximum Magnification Approx. 0.11x / 0.22x 35mm camera equivalent
Filter Size 46mm
Max. Diameter Approx. 63mm
Overall Length Approx. 54.5mm from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount
Weight Approx. 200g
Standard Accessories Lens cap, Lens rear cap, Lens storage bag

Panasonic's new LUMIX GF3, is the smallest and lightest interchangeable lens LUMIX G system camera with a built-in flash, as of date of release and designed to help you get more from every moment. Easy to use, bursting with features and weighing just 225g, the LUMIX GF3 puts DSLR image quality in the palm of your hand.


1st Published 25 September 2012 13:47
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