Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. Now Available


Pre-order and receive it on August 12th
B&H Photo

A fast and optically refined wide-angle prime, the Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens from Panasonic is a 24mm equivalent lens designed for Micro Four Thirds digital cameras. Characterized by its truly bright f/1.4 maximum aperture, this lens is ideal for working in low-light conditions and also affords a wealth of control over focus placement for using shallow depth of field techniques. The optical design employs a pair of aspherical elements, two ultra extra-low dispersion elements, and one extra-low dispersion element in order to control both spherical and chromatic aberrations for a high degree of sharpness and clarity from edge to edge. Benefitting the optical assets, this lens also incorporates a smooth and quiet autofocus motor that is well-suited to both stills and video recording, and a manual AF/MF switch lends direct focus mode adjustment for more intuitive handling. Additionally, the all-metal construction of the lens is also weather-resistant in order to permit working in trying environmental conditions. Pairing Leica’s design legacy with Panasonic’s technological innovation, this versatile wide-angle prime is distinguished by both its optical merits as well as intuitive handling and contemporary functionality.

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 24mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • One ED Element, Two UED Elements
  • Weather-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Lens technical specifications:

Focal Length 12mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View 84°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.87″ (20 cm)
Magnification 0.1x
Elements/Groups 15/12
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Autofocus Yes
Filter Thread Front: 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.76 x 2.76″ (70 x 70 mm)
Weight 11.82 oz (335 g)


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