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H-X012 Micro Four Thirds

Model # HX012

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A wide view.
Elaborate detail.

This 12mm LEICA DG lens with F1.4 (35mm camera equivalent: 24mm) 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.

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.

Splash / Dust Resistant

Brave the elements in nearly any kind of weather or shooting location. This lens features a splash/dust resistant 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.

*The lens supports this feature in conjunction with splash/dust resistant LUMIX cameras. Splash Resistant is a term used to describe an extra level of protection this lens offers against exposure to a minimal amount of moisture, water or dust. Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this lens is subjected to direct contact with water.

Video Support -
perfect video-recording

With video support any user has everything they need for recording with their LUMIX camera. Not only does it perform smooth aperture changes so there are no sudden jumps in exposure, 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.

Lens Construction

15 elements in 12 groups:

- 2 aspherical lenses
- 2 Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion lenses
- 1 Extra-Low Dispersion lens

Aspherical (ASPH) lenses reduce size and weight, effectively preventing spherical and distortion aberration.

Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) and Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion (UED) lenses correct chromatic aberration rendering sharp, high-contrast images with clear colors from corner to corner.

MTF Chart

For lenses that are capable of compensating distortion, the horizontal axis of the MTF shows the distance from the center of the corrected image.

Features:

  • 12 mm / 24 mm (35 mm camera equiv.) Focal Length
  • F1.4 Maximum Aperture
  • 62 mm / 2.44 in Filter Size

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