With summer in full bloom, having a zoom lens able to capture flora and fauna from a distance is a must. Today, Panasonic announced the release of the new LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 25-50 mm interchangeable lens for mirrorless cameras. This new full-range telephoto zoom lens is designed to be paired with the currently available LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm lens, which instead provides a wide-angle focus ideal for landscapes and in-close shooting.
The LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 25-50mm lens includes a large F 1.7 aperture for the entire 50-100mm zoom range, a capability that is being marketed to professional photographers and videographers alike. Ideal for low-light environments, the lens’s F 1.7 aperture provides a wider opening that allows more light to hit the camera’s sensor. The F 1.7 aperture also allows for beautiful bokeh, so that any shots of, say, a bald eagle can have an artsy blurred background.
The LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 25-50mm allows the user to take pictures from four separate focusing points–50mm, 75mm, 85,mm and 100m–making it the ideal long-range lens to be paired with the wide-angle LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm lens.
Made from 16 elements, the system features an aspherical lens and three Extra-low Dispersion lenses that remove axial chromatic aberration, which is variation in the length of each wavelength of light, and chromatic aberration, which refers to changes in the magnification of the different colors of light. Controlling these variations helps to produce quality high-resolution shots.
Compact and lightweight, the lens is also dust- and splash-resistant lens is designed to withstand harsh conditions including temperatures ranging to 10 degrees below zero.
The LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 25-50mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X2550) will be available at the end of August for $1,799.99.