Panasonic Leica DG 12mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens Review (Cameralabs)

leica12mm-with-gx80Gordon Laing has just posted a detailed review of the new released Panasonic LEICA DG SUMMILUX 12mm f/1.4 ASPH lens at the Cameralabs.com.  He tested this ultra wide prime lens on the Panasonic GX80(85) and found it very good with many pros: sharp into the corners even with the aperture wide-open; bright f1.4 focal ratio is a stop faster than rival primes; reasonably close focusing distance good for mild macro and splash and dust proof construction.

Verdict from Cameralabs:”In my tests, the Summilux 12mm f1.4 delivered sharp results into the corners even with the aperture wide-open; indeed just about the only evidence of shooting at the maximum aperture is some vignetting (darkening in the corners) which is easily correctable, and essentially disappears when you close it down a stop.. Like other Leica / Panasonic collaborations, the colour, contrast and rendering are all very satisfying to my eyes – check out my Gallery page for a selection of samples showing its quality and flexibility...

Panasonic LUMIX G LEICA DG SUMMILUX 12mm F1.4 ASPH lens is now in stock and shipping in most US stores.

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Sample Images:

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1/60, f1.4, 200 ISO, 12mm (24mm equivalent)

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1/2500, f4, 200 ISO, 12mm (24mm equivalent)

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1/60, f1.4, 200 ISO, 12mm (24mm equivalent)

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1/10000, f1.4, 200 ISO, 12mm (24mm equivalent)

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1/5000, f4, 200 ISO, 12mm (24mm equivalent)

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1/1600, f4, 200 ISO, 12mm (24mm equivalent)

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1/6400, f2.8, 200 ISO, 12mm (24mm equivalent)

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