Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm F1.4 ASPH Lens - H-X012E

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The Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm F1.4 ASPH Lens features a large F1.4 aperture that supports low-light and astrophotography, as well as demanding video applications, and produces an impressive, natural defocusing effect. The 24mm wide angle (in 35mm equivalence) has appeal from dramatic landscape shots to architecture and drone photography. An aperture ring provides direct, intuitive control. With an inner focus drive system and a stepping motor, the Leica DG Summilux 12mm is capable of smooth, silent operation together with Panasonic’s high-speed, high-precision Depth from Defocus (DFD) technology for both photo and video recording. DFD supports the precise focusing essential for recording 4K video.

Integrating two aspherical lenses, two UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses and an ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lens, the lens system comprises 15 elements in 12 groups. The adoption of five special lenses makes it possible to clear the stringent Leica standard for exceptional image quality with high resolution and minimum distortion. Nine blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings.

  • F1.4 brightness for a shallow depth of field to let your subject stand out
  • Superb image quality that passes a stringent Leica standard
  • Splash/dustproof construction* that is tough enough to withstand even heavy field use
  • DFD supports the precise focusing essential for recording 4K video


A Wide View Elaborate Detail
The 12mm Leica DG Lens with F1.4 was created to satisfy professional needs for shooting landscapes. It captures dynamic scenes with rich perspective and high resolution. Rendering each point of light with crisp clarity, making it ideal for shooting individual stars and tiny lights. In addition, its splash/dustproof structure and intuitive aperture ring control handle a wide range of situations. The lens mount, the barrel and the hood are all made of metal to provide a sleek, sophisticated design that enhances the joy of shooting.

Video Support for Perfect Recording
With video support, you have has everything you need for recording with your LUMIX camera. The lens performs smooth aperture changes so there are no sudden jumps in exposure, and it also boasts a silent design for enhanced capture of the scene’s audio. What’s more, the stunning AF performance of this lens records excellent 4K video, where precise focusing is essential.

Splash/Dustproof - More Creative Options
Brave the elements in nearly any kind of weather or shooting location. This lens features a splash/dustproof construction* that is tough enough to withstand even heavy field use. It protects the lens system inside from sand, rain and more, making it perfect for shooting under harsh conditions. Now there is nothing holding you back from capturing the creative nature or landscape shots you want.

Leica DG Lens - Ultimate Optics
Opt for a Leica DG Lens and get the ultimate in optical quality and performance. They naturally meet the strict quality standards set by Leica Camera AG. Thanks to the sophisticated design of these lenses, you will enjoy brilliant clarity all the way to the edges of your photos. At the same time, distortions of all kind are prevented to enable precise, sharp picture rendering. This means you have the ideal tool for pro-level images in the palm of your hand.

*The lens supports this feature in conjunction with splash/dustproof LUMIX cameras.


Lens Construction 15 elements in 12 groups (2 aspherical lenses, 1 ED lens, 2 UED lenses)
Nano Surface Coating -
Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Optical Image Stabiliser -
Focal Length f=12mm (35mm camera equivalent 24mm)
Aperture Type 9 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Maximum Aperture F1.4
Minimum Aperture F16
Closest Focusing Distance 0.20m
Maximum magnification Approx. 0.1x / 0.2x (35mm camera equivalent)
Diagonal Angle of View 84°
Filter Size 62mm
Max. Diameter 70mm
Overall Length Approx. 70mm (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
Weight Approx. 335g (excluding lens cap, lens rear cap and lens hood)

Box Contents

  • Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm F1.4 ASPH Lens
  • Lens cap
  • Lens rear cap
  • Lens hood
  • Lens storage bag