Weekly News Round-up: Panasonic 9mm F1.7 and Tokina 33mm F1.2

This week, we have two new prime lenses, one for micro four thirds and one for the Fujifilm X-mount.

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 APSH

New micro four thirds products aren’t being released as frequently as in the past, but Panasonic (and OM System) like to remind us that the system is still very much alive. The latest addition is a fast wide-angle lens (18mm equivalent) made in collaboration with Leica. It is very compact and lightweight (130g), and the price is set at $500.

Panasonic 9mm F1.7
  • 12 elements 9 groups
  • 2 aspherical, 2 extra-low dispersion and 1 ultra-high refractive index elements
  • 7-blade circular aperture
  • AF motor compatible up to 240fps (camera AF system)
  • linear or non-linear focus ring (configurable in the menu)
  • Min. focus: 9.5cm (0.25x magnification, 0.5x equivalent)
  • 55mm filter thread
  • dust / splash resistant
9mm F1.7 on the Panasonic GH6

Tokina SZ 33mm F1.2

This fast prime lens is designed for Sony and Fujifilm APS-C camera, giving you an equivalent field of view of approximately 50mm. It’s manual focus only and costs $400.

  • 9 elements 7 groups
  • 11-blade aperture
  • clickless aperture ring
  • Minimal focus breathing (according to Tokina)
  • Min. focus: 50cm
  • 62mm filter thread
  • 605g
Tokina 33mm F1.2 attached to the Fujifilm X-T4