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Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25 mm f/1.7 ASPH

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25 mm f/1.7 ASPH
23 September 2019
Maciej Latałło

1. Introduction

During Photokina 2018 Panasonic informed about their work on the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25 mm f/1.7 ASPH. That announcement was met with significant interest because it concerned a lens combining an unusual range, from almost ultra wide to the classic standard angle of view, and an excellent aperture fastness. What's more, all of this was supposed to be put into a solid but shapely barrel that would allow you to employ classic, screw-on filters 77 mm in diameter. The producers also promised an efficient and fast autofocus motor.

The official launch of this lens took place in June 2019 and several weeks later the new Panaleica hit the shelves with a price tag of about $1800. You can't call that cheap but if a piece of equipment has the word 'Leica' in their name it is usually rather expensive - we've been used to that. Still, ordering the instrument for our tests we hoped that excellent parameters would go hand in hand with brilliant optical performance so that high price would be at least partially understandable.

We would like to thank Panasonic Polska for a quick delivery of the lens we borrowed for a full test. Our impressions can be found in the following chapters – enjoy your reading!

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Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25 mm f/1.7 ASPH - Introduction

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25 mm f/1.7 ASPH - Introduction