June 1, 2019 By Lisa
Panasonic publicizes the "world premieres" in a collection of bulletins made Friday, Could 31. Along with unveiling the Lumix S1H's first full-frame 6K digital camera, he additionally introduced a brand new lens for his smaller Micro 4 Thirds system, the Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f / 1.7. The zoom lens is designed for photographers and nonetheless photographers. That is the primary normal zoom to supply a continuing f / 1.7 aperture.
As spectacular as it might be, such a mix of vast aperture and zoom vary is actually simpler to attain with the Micro 4 Thirds format in comparison with lenses for bigger sensors. The two.5x zoom supplies a full-frame equal focal size of 20 to 50mm, whereas the f / 1.7 aperture is equal to f / three.four in full display. However, it’s by far the quickest zoom to make use of the Micro 4 Thirds format to date, whereas providing a novel zoom vary that’s not fairly as much as the opposite zoom lenses.
Consisting of 17 components divided into 12 teams, together with three aspherical components and 4 components with additional low dispersion (ED), the 10-25 mm f / 1.7 guarantees a picture high quality worthy of its Leica model (within the a part of its partnership with Panasonic, Leica lends its title to sure Panasonic lenses that meet strict high quality requirements). It additionally encompasses a 9-blade aperture that ought to present extra blurry and round reflections.
Past optical high quality, the brand new zoom is sealed in opposition to mud and moisture for all-weather use. Aimed on the house owners of Lumix GH5 and GH5S, it additionally incorporates a particular mechanism to stop focus respiratory – when a lens appears to zoom barely when tuning the main target – which is essential for videographers.
Along with the Micro 4 Thirds lens, Panasonic has additionally launched two teleconverters for its full-size S-series cameras. The DMW-STC14 and DMW-STC20 fashions supply respective magnifications of 1.4x and 2x and are suitable with 70-200mm f / four lenses present and future 70-200mm f / 2.eight.
Costs for brand new teleconverters haven’t been introduced but, however the 10-25mm f / 1.7 lens will value $ 1,700 when it comes out in July – it's actually not low cost. The previous Panasonic 12-35mm f / 2.eight has an MSRP of round $ 1,000. Because the opening of 10-25 is twice as vast, we may have anticipated worse.