$500 Panasonic Leica 9mm f/1.7 lens for MFT is now officially out

May 17, 2022

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$500 Panasonic Leica 9mm f/1.7 lens for MFT is now officially out

May 17, 2022

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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A few days ago, we learned that Panasonic was about to go wide. We took a peek at the leaked specs and two leaked photos of the company’s new lens, and now it’s officially out.

The Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 9mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens has just been released. It’s a lightweight wide-angle lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras, and one of the widest MFT lenses on the market.

To be fair, we’ve already learned quite a lot from the leaked list of specs. But in case you missed it, let me introduce you to Panasonic’s widest MFT lens. With a focal length of 9mm, you get the 18mm equivalent focal length on your MFT camera. Even though it’s a wide prime, it can be pretty versatile thanks to its close focus. It offers a minimum focusing distance of just 3.7″, so you can get pretty close to that plant or bug and put it into your scene.

The lens is suitable for both videos and stills. It’s an autofocus lens, and the company promises smooth and near-silent autofocus. It’s compatible with micro-step aperture control, which enables smooth exposure changes while recording video.

Let’s take a look at the full specs and a few more photos, this time officially released:

Focal Length9mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.7
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View100°
Minimum Focus Distance3.7″ / 9.5 cm
Maximum Magnification0.25x
Optical Design12 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.4 x 2″ / 60.8 x 52 mm
Weight4.6 oz / 130 g

There isn’t really a huge choice of wide MFT lenses out there. Before the new 9mm lens was released, the widest lens from Panasonic was the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH. But now you have a broader choice of wide-angle lenses for your MFT camera. The DG Summilux 9mm f/1.7 ASPH. is available for preorders, and the price is $497.99.

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4 responses to “$500 Panasonic Leica 9mm f/1.7 lens for MFT is now officially out”

  1. Inoe Avatar
    Inoe

    “There isn’t really a huge choice of wide MFT lenses out there. Before the new 9mm lens was released, the widest lens from Panasonic was the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH.

    Please stop misleading your audiences. In your previous article about the leak, someone has already pointed out the existence of the other wide lenses from Panasonic. These lenses already exist:
    – Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4
    – Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4
    – Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8
    – Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7

    1. Dave Haynie Avatar
      Dave Haynie

      And the Lumix 14mm f/2.5

      1. N. D. Avatar
        N. D.

        And then, all the olympus lenses, and third party wide lenses (kowa, laowa, samyang, etc).

        1. Dave Haynie Avatar
          Dave Haynie

          Sure… he was just saying “from Panasonic”, but of course, that doesn’t matter all that much. Everyone seems to the Laowa 7.5mm f/2.0. I probably would, too, if I didn’t already have the Zuiko 7-14mm f/2.8.

          M43 has to be licensed, but anyone can get in to the club. Until recently it was the most popular mirrorless platform. Sony pushed past in total number of lenses (close to 250), at least in part because the open sourced the E-Mount.