Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 Lens Review and Test Results

DxOMark posted their test results for the new Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 mft lens.

They reviewed the fast wideangle prime lens which is currently priced for $599 and the lens had a very good score and sharper than the Olympus 17mm.

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 lens scored 21 points and this is a overall good score with very good transmission and high peak sharpness. The new Panasonic Leica 15mm f1.7 tested with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 micro four thirds shooter. 

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Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 Lens Review and Test Results

Comparison with Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 vs. Olympus 17mm f/1.8 vs Olympus 12mm f/2

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From DxOMark Review:

It’s good to see Panasonic add premium quality primes although this particularly model appears to be an odd choice of focal length falling between the conventional 24/28mm and 35mm equivalents.

At $599 and bundled with a metal hood and pouch, it compares favorably in both price and performance with the 17mm f1.8 from Olympus (although $500, that model ships without any accessories). Both compromise some aspects of performance for the sake of certain practicalities but the higher peak sharpness and improved uniformity of the Leica lens is difficult to ignore.

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 Lens Price

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 lens price is $599.99. The new prime lens is available from the camera stores below.

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The new LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. allows photographers to capture supreme daily life pictures with beautiful bokeh. The lens offers an angle of view equivalent to 30mm on full frame, and features an aperture ring at the front of the barrel.