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Digital Interchangeable Lens LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4 ASPH. Based on the Micro Four Thirds System Standard The LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4 ASPH. (35 mm camera equivalent: 50mm), based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard, features outstanding brightness of F1.4 realized in the compact and light weight profile. The extraordinary brightness allows a beautiful soft focus for photo and video to be even more impressive and encourages users not to use the flash even in dimly-lit conditions. Certified with the name of world-renowned LEICA, the exceptional high image quality is guaranteed.
When Panasonic developed the Micro Four Thirds System Camera one of the benefits that came with it was the ability to dramatically reduce the size and bulk of the corresponding lenses. Using its expertise in aspherical lens manufacturing and with the cooperation and strict quality standards of Leica AG on board, it set about producing a wide range of lenses that would satisfy a new generation of camera users. Whatever photo opportunity arises, the growing number of high quality, creative lenses available for the MFT system ensures that you won't miss out. Many lens manufacturers now contribute to the fastest growing digital camera system with over 30 models from manufacturers such as Olympus, Sigma, Leica and, of course Panasonic, already available and more being added regularly.
Traditional spherical lenses bend the light at the edges of the image causing distortion or aberration. Aspherical lenses on the other hand overcome this issue by delivering light to a more precise point on the sensor. They also reduce the number of required lens elements meaning lenses can be smaller and lighter. However Aspherical lenses are extremely difficult and costly to produce, so only a small number of manufacturers have the know-how to make them. Panasonic is one of the few lens manufacturers with this capability and therefor can create very high quality yet smaller lenses.
In advancement to regular multi-coating lens technology to reduce flare and reflections, the application of a Nano thin outer layer coating virtually eliminates ghost and flare entirely.
In addition to the fast stepping motor drive the improves the speed of focussing, this lens model also uses an inner linear motor that is almost silent in operation. This makes the lens ideal for use when videoing as no motor noise will be picked up by the microphone.
An enhancement of the Extra-low Dispersion (ED) lens, Ultra ED are even more effective at reducing colour aberration. By reducing colour aberrations, high contrast and detail is maintained across the full width of the image, resulting in beautiful high quality pictures.
Panasonic's extensive knowledge of building highly effective stabilisation in to our professional broadcast cameras led to the introduction of the Mega O. I.S. that compensates for tiny movements of the camera during shooting (up to 4,000 times per second). Power O. I.S. improves that compensation and doubles the effectiveness of shake suppression (when compared with Mega O. I.S. ), especially for low frequency vibrations or when shooting in low light. Panasonic's lens-integrated gyro system ensures power efficient and accurate vibration compensation, matched to each lens, proving its effectiveness time after time.
In a conventional lens made only of optical glass, it becomes difficult to correct chromatic aberration when the focal length is long or the angle of view is wide, thus resulting in contrast degradation or colour bleeding. This problem has been solved by Panasonic's Extra Low Dispersion (ED) lens. It suppresses the prism's colour separation effect to correct longitudinal chromatic aberration at the telephoto zoom setting and chromatic difference of magnification at the wide angle setting. Used to render sharp, high contrast images with clear colours form corner to corner.
Continually fixing and unfixing lenses to your camera body puts a lot of strain on the lens mount. As an important part of the lens barrel, a metal mount is more durable and retains an accurate fixing to the camera body. Resulting in a more reliable performance for many years to come.
I also have the olympus 45 1.8 which is a superb lens but difficult because of its focul length. The PANASONIC 25 matches the olympus for quality but is a little easier with the... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
Beautiful lens. Creamy bokeh. Fast, even in low lighting. Perfect on my omd10Published 7 months ago by MargotM
I thought long and hard before purchasing this (fairly expensive) lens. I have a good DSLR (Canon 5D MkII) and several L series lenses, but I've been really agreeably suprised by... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Camera buff
This lens is the sharpest and the fastest I have ever had and wouldn't trade it for anything. In my eyes it is perfect. You can capture motion in low light with no IS. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Andrei
I truly love this lens. I am saying this as a professional wedding journalist, street and travel photographer. Read morePublished 12 months ago by J. Cheng
I bought this lens as a general walk-about lens for my OMD EM5 camera. I'm delighted with the results. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Rajan
Having been a fan of the standard 50mm lens on 35mm film cameras this has brought my photography back full circle.
I like the large aperture for available light photography.