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Panasonic To Ship Fast 25mm Prime Lens Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

2 September 2015

Panasonic has announced it will soon be shipping its inexpensive 25mm f1.7 Micro Four Thirds prime. At 25mm the new lens represents a normal viewing angle, equivalent to a 50mm prime in the 35mm format.

Panasonic said the new lens supports high speed digital signal exchange at 240 fps to comply with the high-speed, high-precision autofocus with Depth from Defocus technology on the Lumix G camera.

The lens itself does not feature any optical stabilization.


Highlights of the new 25mm prime include:

  • The 25mm lens represents a normal viewing angle (35mm camera equivalent of 50mm)
  • Appealing background bokeh from its f1.7 aperture and seven-blade diaphragm
  • Lightweight and compact, with only a 2.05-inch length
  • One UHR element for even illumination and sharpness
  • A pair of aspherical elements to reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations
  • Stepping motor delivers fast, smooth and near-silent autofocus for both stills and movies


Specifications for the Panasonic 50mm f1.7 are:

Focal Length 25mm, a 35mm camera equivalent of 50mm
Mount Micro Four Thirds
Magnification Approx. 0.14x or 0.28x in 35mm camera equivalents
Construction 8 elements in 7 groups (1 Ultra High Refractive Index lens, 2 Aspherical lenses)
Filter Size 46mm
Dimensions 2.4-inch diameter x 2.05-inch length
Weight 4.41 oz.


Availability wasn't announced but the lens will ship with both front and rear lens caps, a lens pouch and a one-year warranty. It is apparently available in either black or silver versions, although we've only seen black listed for pre-order.

Adorama ($249) and B&H ($297.99) are accepting pre-orders now with free shipping.

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