Panasonic announces ultra-wide, ultra-compact camera lens

Panasonic has expanded its LUMIX G series lens lineup with the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm F1.7 (H-X09), an ultra-wide, large-aperture prime lens designed for videographers and photographers.

“We’re excited to continue to grow the wide range of Micro Four Thirds lenses available, supporting creators in developing unique lenses to fill the gaps in their kit,” said Aaron Waters, Panasonic’s product marketing manager for the imagery.

“This wide-angle, wide-aperture lens comes at an affordable price, and we expect it to be a popular choice for vlogging, landscapes, macro, and astrophotography.”

Being affordable in its context, Panasonic is probably looking to bridge the gap between casual and professional photography, providing a high quality product that meets the needs of a wide range of skill levels.

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With its tiny 130 gram weight and rugged dust and splash resistant design, the LEICA H-X09 is built to conquer the world and can be used anywhere, even in environments down to -10 degrees Celsius .

Its focusing distance sits at just 0.095m, which combined with its 0.25x magnification ratio makes it perfect for macro shooting.

Its inclusion in the LUMIX range means that it is compatible with accessories such as the 240 fps LUMIX G Sensor Reader. Video quality is further enhanced by its ability to suppress focus breathing during recording.

The LEICA H-X09 is available from July 2022 for RRP $849 at major Australian specialty photography retailers.

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