We already told you that Panasonic will keep working with Leica on new lenses. Finally “someone” told us which lenses you could be seeing in Q4 2009 or Q1 2010.
-Â 20mm f/1.7 (This is the only lens Panasonic has officially announced). This lens hasn’t be made in collaboration with Leica and should be released in autumn.
– 16-50mm f/2.5-4.8 OIS (summarit)
– 30mm f/1.4 OIS (summilux)
The last two lenses should be released together with the new Panasonic MicroFourThirds camera at the end of the year.
UPDATE: The 16-50 f/2.8-4.5 should be optimized for video. That explains the 16mm starting focal length which is unusual for photography but a normal focal length for videocameras.
UPDATE2: I made a little mistake. The source told me the 16-50mm lens will have a f/2.5-4.8 aperture! That’s why it is called Summarit (because it starts with 2.5)!
P.S.: I know it sounds a little unusual but we will soon see if the source has been right!
If you need lenses I remind you that Panasonics 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 Lumix lens is in stock at amazon.com (with heavy discount for $308 only!).
And sadly, still none in stock :(5