Panasonic has introduced a brand new Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 Micro 4 Thirds Lens with a big aperture and exceptionally quick focusing distance of 0.095m (3.7 inches). The 9mm MFT lens affords a 35mm equal of 18mm, and a magnification ratio of 0.25x (35mm digicam equal: 0.5x).
Constructed out with 12 lens parts in 9 teams, together with two aspherical lenses: two ED (Further-Low Dispersion) lenses and one UHR (Extremely Excessive Refractive Index) lens, the DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 lens can successfully suppress axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification.
Moreover, an Extremely-Excessive Refractive Index (UHR) lens achieves uniform high quality from the middle to the perimeters of the picture.
“The mixture of those lenses makes it doable to differentiate the topic’s presence towards the background,” says Panasonic. “It additionally boasts excessive descriptive efficiency and clean, stunning bokeh, clearing the stringent LEICA requirements.”
The lens affords autofocus and two completely different guide modes together with linear focus, for adjusting the main focus at a gentle price with the rotation of the main focus ring, or non-linear which is able to focus based mostly on how briskly the rotational velocity is achieved
Changes might be made out of 90 to 360 levels (in 30-degree increments) in non-linear mode whereas pulling focus throughout video capturing. The main focus changes are elevated from 90 to 1080 levels when used with DC-GH6.
In response to Panasonic, the lens affords clean, silent operation via Panasonic’s high-speed, high-precision distinction AF system with to 240 fps.’
Panasonic has additionally diminished focus respiratory due to a mechanism that suppresses the phenomenon when utilizing lenses designed extra for nonetheless pictures and never video recording.
The aperture has 7 diaphragm blades for a clean round iris bokeh. This yields a most aperture of f1.7, and a minimal of f16. There’s a micro-step aperture management for smoother iris changes, in ⅓ cease steps.
The lens has a filter diameter of 55mm and weighs simply 130g (4.5 ounces) and has a diagonal angle of view: 100°.
Its rugged mud/splash-resistant design can face up to harsh circumstances, together with frigid temperatures at 10 levels beneath zero.
With an MSRP of $500, the Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 lens will probably be obtainable in late July 2022.