Just How Good Is the Tiny Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 9mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens?

At just two inches long and 4.6 ounces (130 g) in weight, the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 9mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens is ridiculously portable, making it a great wide angle option for Micro Four Thirds photographers and filmmakers. If you are looking for a wide angle lens with a wide aperture for your kit, check out this awesome video review that takes a look at the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from DPReview TV, this great video review takes a look at the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 9mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens. At $498, the 9mm f/1.7 is a relatively affordable lens, though it still comes with a range of useful features, including:

  • Two aspherical elements for reduced spherical aberrations and increased sharpness
  • Two extra-low dispersion elements and one ultra-high refractive index element for reduced chromatic aberrations and increased sharpness
  • Quiet autofocus and reduced focus breathing for video work
  • Micro-step aperture control for smooth exposure changes for video work
  • Minimum focusing distance of 3.7 inches for maximum magnification of 0.25x
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • Rugged construction for working in inclement environments

Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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