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Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 for Micro Four Thirds

Panasonic have announced the development of the world’s first constant-aperture f/1.7 zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds.

Press release issued by Panasonic

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 trademark of Leica Camera.

Panasonic Release New Firmware Updates

Panasonic have issued new firmware updates for the Panasonic Lumix GH5, GH5S (pictured), G9 and GX9 compact system cameras.

Press release issued by Panasonic

Firmware Update To Enhance Performance and Usability for Premium Cameras

Cologne (Germany), 2018-09-25 – Panasonic is announcing the new firmware update programs for DC-GH5 (Firmware Version 2.4), DC-GH5S (Firmware Version 1.2) ,DC-G9 (Firmware Version 1.2) and DC-GX9 (Firmware Version 1.2) to further enhance their performance and usability.

The new firmware includes following upgrades:

LUMIX DC-GH5 Firmware Ver.2.4

1.Improvement of AF performance

2.Improvement of video recording operation

LUMIX DC-GH5S Firmware Ver.1.2

1. Improvement of AF performance

2. Improvement of stability during HDMI output

3. Improvement of video recording performance

4. Improvement of operation under specific lighting conditions (fluorescent lights, etc.)

LUMIX DC-G9 Firmware Ver.1.2

1.Improvement of AF performance

2.Improvement of operation under specific lighting conditions (fluorescent lights, etc.)

LUMIX DC-GX9 Firmware Ver.1.2

1.Improvement of operation under specific lighting conditions (fluorescent lights, etc.)

The details of the new firmware update for DC-GH5/GH5S/G9 are available at the following pages and the firmware programs are scheduled to be released on the LUMIX Global Customer Support website in late October 2018.

•Specifications are subject to change without notice.


LUMIX DC-GH5 Firmware Ver.2.4
http://www.panasonic.com/global/consumer/lumix/gh5_firmware.html

LUMIX DC-GH5S Firmware Ver.1.2
http://www.panasonic.com/global/consumer/lumix/gh5s_firmware.html

LUMIX DC-G9 Firmware Ver.1.2
http://www.panasonic.com/global/consumer/lumix/g9_firmware.html

LUMIX Global Customer Support
http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/index.html