Panasonic has announced the release of the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm f/1.7 ASPH lens for micro four thirds systems - or a 30mm equivalent for 35mm cameras. The prime lens is anticipated to have a particularly quick and smooth AF, featuring an AF/MF switch on the lens, as well as an aperture ring. It will be available in May for $599.
Check out the full press release below:
NEWARK, NJ (March 26, 2014) - Panasonic is proud to announce the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH interchangeable lens for the Micro Four Thirds format. (35 mm camera equivalent: 30 mm). The new LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. allows photographers to capture images with beautiful defocus features produced by F1.7 lens. The SUMMILUX 15mm lens is very compact and lightweight. The lens will be available in the U.S. at www.shop.panasonic.com and photo specialty retailers.