In addition to announcing a strategic partnership with Sigma and Leica on the full-frame mirrorless L-mount as well as two new full-frame cameras, Panasonic has also announced the development of a 10-25mm F1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds.

It has an equivalent field of view of a 20-50mm and will be the fastest wide angle zoom available for the system.

No word yet on price or when it will ship.

Press release

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