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Great news for street, candid and low-light photographers: Panasonic has just announced a Leica Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH interchangeable lens for Olympus and Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras. With a field of view equivalent to a 30mm lens, the 15mm f/1.7 is said to be compact and light, and is branded with the Leica name.
Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 Key features:
- 9 lens elements in seven groups
- 3 aspherical lenses
- Nano surface covering minimizes reflections
- Extra-low refractive index coating
- Dramatically reduced ghosting and flare
- Inner focus system
- Auto and manual focus switch
- Metal lensmount
The Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 will be available in Silver or Black, starting in May at Adorama for $599.99. The lens can be pre-ordered now and orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Credit cards will not be charged until orders ship.