After splitting the GH-series into two, with the flagship GH6 targeted at professional videographers and the new GH5 Mark II aimed more at bloggers, Panasonic unveils the development of a new lens on the G Series line-up: the LEICA DG 25-50mm f/1.7. As with all G series lenses, the new 25-50mm zoom will cover Micro Four Thirds sensors using the Panasonic G mount.
Covering an equivalent 50-100mm focal length range, this zoom pairs with the existing Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH (which has become a favorite of filmmakers, using Micro Four Thirds cameras as video platforms) to cover a wide-angle to telephoto range. These two lenses have common aperture, high descriptive performance, shape, and operability so that it is easy to make the creator’s own unique image product using these two lenses with minimal workflow.
The lens will be coming sometime in 2021, but there is no indication yet about pricing. As a guide, the Panasonic LEICA DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH retails for around $1800.