October will see the release of the Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 II ASPH. lens (H-XA025), confirming Panasonic’s support for the Micro Four Thirds system.

Angled view of the new Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 II ASPH. lens. (Source: Panasonic.)

Designed for use with Panasonic’s Lumix G series cameras it is compatible with the Lumix G sensor drive at 240 fps and supports high-speed, high-precision autofocusing. Silent operation is achieved by the inner focus drive system, making this lens suitable for use when recording video clips. The optical design comprises nine elements in seven groups, with two aspherical lenses and one UHR (Ultra High Refractive) index lens, which together achieve uniform description from the centre to the corners of the frame. The effective focal length of this lens is equivalent to 50mm in 35mm format and the lens has a rugged splash/dust-resistant design.

The H-XA025 will be available in Australia in October 2019 from photographic specialists

and consumer electronics retailers for an RRP of AU$999. Click here for further information.