WOW!!!! Are you happy now MFT shooters? Panasonic didn’t leave you behind today :)
This is a development announcement and there is yet no info about price and shipment start. Here is one more screengrab from Mistral (Thanks!) that shows the massive 77mm filter diameter!
Here is the official press text:
Panasonic develops fast wide-angle LEICA zoom-lens
- Professional LEICA DG 10-25mm zoom lens
- (35mm camera equivalent: 20-50mm) The World’s First Full-range F1.7 Wide Zoom Lens as of September 25, 2018
- Aiming to be the ultimate photo/video-hybrid digital interchangeable lens
- Constant aperture ensures harmonic depth of field while zooming
Cologne, Germany, 2018-09-25 – Panasonic Corporation announces that it is developing the LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 wide zoom digital interchangeable lens (35mm camera equivalent: 20-50mm). It is the world’s first* F1.7 wide-angle zoom lens for the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) system.
Taking full advantage of the MFT system standard, the new LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 lens is both: bright and compact. It is the first interchangeable lens to be introduced to the market featuring a full-range F1.7 high-speed aperture.
Integrating a click-less aperture ring that provides seamless aperture control, the new LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 lens aims to be the ultimate photo/video-hybrid digital interchangeable lens. The zoom range of the VARIO-SUMMILUX covers 10-25 mm: Starting from a wide angle and reaching to the natural perspective of human vision. It is designed and developed to fully support photography as well as video recording on a professional level.
LEICA DG lenses are designed to exceed the stringent LEICA quality standards to boast excellent optical performance. The new LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 achieves exceptional imaging performance over the entire zoom range, empowering users to capture precise details and expressions. Panasonic is committed to further expand the camera and lens line-up for the MFT system to meet customer demands and needs.
* As of September 25, 2018
•Details of the product specifications, the date of release and the price are yet to be advised.
•Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.
•SUMMILUX is a registered tradem