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Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH Evaluate

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH
Introduction

The Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH is a brand new quick normal zoom lens for the Micro 4 Thirds digicam system. It’s the world’s first normal zoom lens to supply a most aperture of f/1.7 all through its vary.

That includes silent, high-speed focusing because of a 240fps high-speed inside focus drive system, the mud/splash/freeze-resistant Panasonic 10-25mm lens provides a flexible focal vary of 20-50mm in 35mm phrases.

Optically it is comprised of 17 parts in 12 teams, together with three aspherical lenses and 4 ED (Additional-low Dispersion) lenses, and has 9 diaphragm blades which assist give the aperture a rounded form.

The Leica DG 10-25mm has a de-clicked aperture ring for simpler video recording, and there is additionally a standard focus clutch mechanism which allows immediate AF/MF switching and correct guide focusing.

The Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH lens is priced at £1,799.99 / $1,999.99 within the UK and the US, respectively.

Ease of Use

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

Given the quick most aperture of f/1.7 on supply all through the zoom vary, the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH is unsurprisingly giant and heavy for a Micro 4 Thirds lens, measuring 12.8cm in size and weighing 690g.

Zooming is not inner, so the lens barrel extends when zooming out from 10mm to the 25mm focal size, the place it reaches its most size (it is really shortest at 13mm).

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

The lens has a spotlight clutch mechanism relatively than an AF/M change for selecting the focusing mode. When the focusing ring is pushed ahead, the lens is locked into autofocus mode. When the focusing ring is pulled again, the focusing distance scale with depth-of-field markings is revealed and you’ll manually focus with the lens – very neat.

Be aware that this can be a focus-by-wire lens which makes use of a stepping motor. There are laborious stops at each ends of the 0.28m/0.92ft to infinity focusing vary, however no depth of area scale on the barrel.

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

The Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH lens provides silent focusing, making it excellent for video recording. In use, we discovered the AF system to be very fast, correct and dependable on the flagship Panasonic G9 digicam.

The Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH has a standard aperture ring on the lens barrel, which lets you set the aperture in 1/three steps, full with aperture markings on the lens barrel. The aperture can also be proven within the viewfinder or on the LCD display screen as you alter it.

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

The relatively skinny aperture ring toggles between auto aperture management (the ring is ready to A) or guide aperture management (the ring is ready to one of many aperture values).

The aperture ring proved to be properly damped in use, though as a result of the ring is declicked, the lens is best fitted to video use than for stills, because it’s troublesome to set the aperture precisely to one of many 1/third values with out having to double-check it by way of the viewfinder or rear LCD display screen.

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

The 77mm filter thread doesn’t rotate on focus, which is sweet information for customers of polarisers and graduated impartial density filters.

The Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH has a lens mount is, fortunately, made from steel. The lens additionally boasts a mud and splash-proof design and is even freeze-proof right down to -10℃, though Panasonic stops wanting calling it totally weatherproof.

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

Usefully the lens comes with a good high quality petal-shaped hood with a button to lock it into place and launch it. Panasonic additionally embody a material storage bag within the field.

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

Focal Vary

On the 10mm finish of the zoom vary, the lens has a diagonal angle of view of 94°, equal to that of a 20mm lens in a 35mm system.

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH Discipline of view at 10mm

On the 25mm finish, the angle of view is 47°, which is the identical as that of a 50mm lens on a 35mm full-frame digicam.

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH Discipline of view at 25mm

Chromatic Aberrations

Chromatic aberrations, sometimes seen as purple or blue fringes alongside contrasty edges, aren’t an issue with the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH lens.

Gentle Fall-off and Distortion

With the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH lens set to its most aperture of f/1.7, you can see some mild fall-off within the corners, however nothing too extreme. There’s some pretty apparent barrel distortion too at 10mm, however once more it isn’t too excessive.

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH Vignetting at 10mm

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH Vignetting at 25mm

Macro

The Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH lens has a most 0.14x magnification ranking and is ready to focus at 0.28m / 0.92ft away from the topic.

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

Bokeh

Bokeh is a phrase used for the out-of-focus areas of {a photograph}, and is often described in qualitative phrases, comparable to clean / creamy / harsh and so forth. Within the Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH lens, Panasonic employed a diaphragm with 9 rounded blades, which has resulted in very good bokeh, at the very least in our opinion. Nevertheless, recognising that bokeh analysis is subjective, we now have offered a couple of examples on your perusal.

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH

Sharpness

With a view to present you ways sharp this lens is, we’re offering 100% crops on the next pages.

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