Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH is a fast wide-angle prime lens for Micro Four Thirds system cameras.
The premium Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 lens more reviews and sample images are now available from several photography sites. ePhotozine, PhotographyBlog and Photoreview has posted their full review for the lens. See the conclusions below.
The lens gets “reocmmended” with 4/5 stars at ePhotozine while it it is highly recommended by PB. Also 48 sample images taken with the new Pana-Leica 15mm f/1.7 ASPH lens can be seen here.
A Flickr set with 28 photos taken with a Leica Summilux 15mm f1.7 mounted on Panasonic Lumix GM1 and Olympus OMD EM1 bodies can be seen here.
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 Lens Reviews and Samples
From PhotographyBlog review :
Optically the Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH is an excellent performer. You can safely use it wide open for maximum bokeh and still achieve sharp results in the centre of the frame, or for optimum performance stop down to f/2.8, where even the edges of the frame are sharp. Chromatic aberrations are almost completely absent, while distortions are automatically corrected on both Olympus and Panasonic bodies.
From ePhotozine review:
The Leica name is like a seal of quality for Panasonic’s Micro Four thirds lenses, and this lens lives up to the reputation in many ways. One surprising way that it doesn’t is with the price. Yes, it may be more expensive than the closest equivalent lenses, but it’s not the kind of price that would have your bank manager asking questions.
The new Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 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.
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.