In addition to the full-frame 6K announcement of the Panasonic S1H, Panasonic has also announced a fast aoerture, video-centric zoom for Micro Four Thirds and the availability of the 10-Bit V-Log Update (SFU2) for S1 users. The Leica DG Vario-Summilux F1.7 / 10-25mm offers a continuous F1.7, making it the world&s fastest wide-angle zoom for Micro Four Thirds. This means that the new MFT zoom is also likely to compete with Speedbooster setups.
The Leica DG Vario-Summilux F1.7 / 10-25mm equals 20-50mm in fullframe. In addition the powerful zoom features an unclicked aperture and a focus clutch from the start, which allows fast switching between AF and MF focusing.
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux F1.7 / 10-25mm in AF Mode
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux F1.7 / 10-25mm in MF mode
The lens system consists of 17 elements in 12 groups and features three aspherical lenses and four ED (Extra Low Dispersion) lenses that help suppress axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification.
In addition, according to Panasonic, special attention was paid to minimizing focus breathing and optimal AF support for current GH system cameras.
The weight of the Leica DG Vario-Summilux F1.7 / 10-25mm is 690g at 87.6mm Ø x 128mm. The filter thread is designed for 77mm filters. The aperture consists of 9 lamellas and the minimum focusing distance is 0.28m.
The Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux F1.7 / 10-25mm for MFT will be available from July 2019 for 1.999 Euro.
Exciting news is also available for the 10 Bit V-Log update for S1 users:
It&s nice to see that Panasonic is also bringing a waveform monitor to the Pansonic S1 with the V-Log update.
Furthermore, the 10 Bit V-Log Update (DMW-SFU2 = regular 199,- Euro) in the period from July to September as well as for existing Panasonic S1 customers is free of charge.