PanaLeica paying tribute to Pentax

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Zvonimir Tosic
Zvonimir Tosic Senior Member • Posts: 2,563
PanaLeica paying tribute to Pentax
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Leica and Panasonic taking a page from the book of Pentax, and learning too.

Brand new Panaleica 15mm/1.7 has, coincidentally, 9 elements in 7 groups, the FoV of 30mm equivalent and a max aperture of f1.7.

It sounds awfully similar to FA31 Ltd lens, which also has 9 elements in 7 groups, 31mm FoV and f1.8.

Of course, it is not a direct copy because it is a lens for a 4x smaller sensor size. But it is definitely a form of flattery.

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