A new leak on the Panasonic website gives us more details about the new 14mm f/2.5 lens. If you visit the Panasonic Germany page click on “Download Datenblatt“. The pdf doesn’t contain the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 details as one would expect but the new 14mm lens specs! (Thanks to the anonymous sender that found the leak!)
The 14mm f/2.5 lens
- 6 elements (3 aspherical lenses)
- closest focus distance 18cm
- Filter size 46mm
- Overall Lenght 20,5mm
- It weights 55g!!! That’s 45g less than the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens
- I don’t know if the price referrs to the 20mm or the new 14mm lens (399 Euro)
And here the google english translation of the presentation text:
“The new pancake lens LUMIX G 2,5 / 14mm Asph. characterized by very compact, slim design and light weight. His effort optical design consists of 6 elements in 5 groups including 3 asphärische elements. They provide for mini male distortion and chromatic aberration, and a uniformly high up in the sharp corners.
Its characteristics make the 2.5 / 14mm versatile. The 14mm focal length equivalent to 28mm in KB format and is suitable für snapshot für landscape and interior photography. It is supported, the variable contrast AF system with the functions such as face recognition. The LUMIX G 2,5 / 14mm Asph. is equipped with a solid metal mount, and the Mehrschichtvergütung the lens elements provides for a high-contrast image reproduction without reflections or ghost images. Naheinstellungsgrenze: 18cm, angle: 75 degrees, weight: about 55g, filter diameter: 46 mm.”
P.S: Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto are selling the 20mm lens for $349.99 only.