New 10-25mm F1.7 lens for Panasonic M4/3 Lineup, Teleconverters for Full-Frame Lineup

  By Kaitlyn Kerr

 

In addition to their development announcement of the S1H mirrorless camera, Panasonic has announced a new Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 lens for their micro 4/3 system.

The lens, which is likely to be popular with video users running a GH5/GH5S, is a versatile wide zoom (20-50mm in full-frame equivalent) with a fully de-clicked stepless aperture ring for silent and smooth shooting. It also has a focus clutch to easily switch between manual and automatic focusing, with precision in manual. The inner focus drive also helps with silent autofocus while shooting, and the lens has been designed to suppress any focus breathing.

The lens features 17 elements in 12 groups, 3 of which are aspherical and 4 ED (extra-low dispersion) to correct for chromatic aberrations. The 10-25mm F1.7 is expected in July of 2019 at a price of $2499.99.

Panasonic also announced two weather and dust-sealed teleconverters for their full-frame S-Series lineup. Both teleconverters can be used with the S PRO 70-200mm F4 O.I.S. lens, and will be compatible with the S PRO 70-200mm F2.8, expected later this year.

The DMWTC14, a 1.4x teleconverter will be $799.99 and the DMWTC20, the 2.0x teleconverter will be $999.99, both expected in July.

 

Kaitlyn Kerr

Kaitlyn Kerr

Kaitlyn is a craft beer enthusiast and self-labelled film nerd. Suitably, she is one of the hosts of Calgary's Beers & Cameras meetup group. She also drinks too much coffee and wants to see too many places. When not helping coordinate events or exploring whatever city, town, or backroad she can, she also works as a freelance photographer and assistant.