The Panasonic 10-25mm f/1.7 isn’t that expensive after all: Costs $1,797 at FocusCamera!

The Panasonic 10-25mm f/1.7 is now listed with a price of $1,797 at FocusCamera.

Specs:

  • Lens construction: 17 elements in 12 groups (3 aspherical lenses, 4 ED lenses, 1 UHR lens)
  • Mount: Micro Four Thirds mount
  • Focal length: f=10-25mm (35mm camera equivalent 20-50mm)
  • Aperture type: 9 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
  • Maximum aperture: F1.7
  • Minimum aperture: F16
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.28m / 0.92′
  • Maximum magnification: Approx. 0.14x / 0.28x (35mm camera equivalent)
  • Diagonal angle of view: 94° (Wide) – 47° (Tele)
  • Dust and splash resistant: Yes*
    • *Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this lens is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.
  • Recommended operating temperature: -10°C to 40°C (14°F to 104°F)
  • Filter size: φ77mm
  • Maximum diameter: φ87.6mm / 3.45″
  • Overall length: Approx. 128mm / 5.04″ (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
  • Weight: Approx. 690g / 24.34oz (excluding lens cap, lens rear cap and lens hood)
  • Model number: H-X1025

 

Press text:

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 Lens – H-X1025

LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH. H-X1025 from Panasonic is built for mirrorless Micro Four Thirds mount cameras and enables F1.7 aperture brightness throughout the entire 20-50mm (35mm camera equivalent) zoom range with exceptionally high optical performance clearing the stringent LEICA standards. Suitable not only for photo shooting but also for video recording to satisfy both professional photographers and videographers.

LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX

LEICA Camera AG’s strict quality standards optimized for photo/video has been developed into this ruggedized mirrorless Micro Four Thirds mount lens.

F1.7 Full Range

F.17 high-speed aperture brightness is available across the entire zoom range of 10-25mm (35mm camera equivalent of 20-50mm).

Lens System

Comprising 17 elements in 12 groups, the lens system features three aspherical lenses and four ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses that effectively suppress the axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification. Spherical aberration and distortion are also corrected by the aspherical lenses for stunningly high resolution. The use of aspherical lenses and the optimum design of the lens system results in a compact size and light weight despite its outstanding optical performance.

Performance

Compatibility with a maximum 240-fps high-speed sensor drive realizes high-speed, high-precision autofocusing. Notably, the new lens excels in video recording performance. In addition to the silent operation achieved by the inner focus drive system, the stepless “de-clicked” aperture ring and micro-step drive system in the aperture control section help the camera to smoothly catch up to brightness changes when zooming or panning. The optical design achieves exceptional barycentric stability to minimize image shifts during zooming. Adoption of a focus clutch mechanism enables instant AF/MF switching and accurate manual focusing. The lens also excels in video recording performance with a mechanism that suppresses focus breathing, which was a fatal problem of all interchangeable lenses designed for still image photography.

Panasonic announcement on May 31: New L-mount Cince Camera, new 10-25mm f/1.7 and new teleconverters!

Panasonic will have a major announcement on May 31. This is what we will get:

  • New Panasonic S Cine Camera
  • New 10-25mm f/1,7 MFT lens
  • New 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters for L-mount

In summary what we know so far about the new Panasonic S camera (via L-rumors.com).

Panasonic Cine Lumix will be announced on May 31
It’s L-mount

New Full Frame sensors
Cinematography dream gear
It’s built like a tank.
Slightly bigger than the S1-S1R for better heat dissipation

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Here are the leaked images of the lens and teleconverters:

via Nokishita

Surprise: Panasonic will announce a new Cine oriented L-mount camera on May 31

Surprise folks!

Panasonic has scheduled a big press event for a “top-secret” product announcement. All we know so far is that this is a Cine oriented LUMIX L-mount mirrorless camera. It will be Full Frame of course!

More info about this camera will be posted on L-rumors.com. Now let’s see if Sony will finally react to this news and launch the A7sIII.

Fully leaked GFX100 specs!

Nokishita leaked the full GFX100 specs (via Fujirumors):

Fujifilm GFX 100 Specs (google translated from Japanese)

  • Equipped with a backside illuminated CMOS sensor with 102 million pixels
  • High-speed image processing engine “X-Processor 4”
  • Achieves high-speed AF with up to twice the speed of the current model and excellent in moving object tracking
  • 3.78 million image plane phase difference pixels are placed on the entire surface of the image sensor (coverage ratio about 100%)
  • The accuracy of “face and pupil detection AF” has dramatically improved
  • In addition to face detection of objects farther away, it is also possible to achieve high followability even when the face turns sideways or is blocked by an obstacle.
  • Equipped with a 5-axis camera shake correction mechanism in the body that has an effect of up to 5.5 steps
  • Equipped with 4K / 30P video shooting function
  • Recording to an SD card 4K 30p 10bit 4: 2: 0, recording to an external media via HDMI 4K 30p 10bit 4: 2: 2
  • The first “GFX Series” to be equipped with “ETERNA” mode
  • In addition to rear liquid crystal monitor corresponding to 3.2 type 3 direction tilt, we adopt 2.05 type rear sub monitor newly
  • The newly installed 1.80 top screen sub LCD monitor can use “Virtual dial mode” to display dial design
  • Newly developed 5.76 million dots organic EL electronic view finder
  • View finder magnification 0.86 times, optional EVF tilt adapter “EVF-TL1” can be attached
  • It supports “16bit RAW” “16bit TIFF” recording
  • Newly developed Smooth Skin Effect, a new function that automatically performs skin retouching
  • We realize small size, light weight of thinnest part 48.9mm, approximately 1400 g (including two batteries, memory card, electronic view finder)
  • High dust and water proof performance and low temperature resistant structure with 95 places sealing
  • First to support “IEEE 802.11ac” as “GFX series”
  • Since two “NP-T125” can be mounted, approximately 800 images can be taken when using the rear LCD monitor
  • Power supply and charge from USB terminal is possible

Announcement on May 23!!!