Panasonic Introduces New MFT Lenses, Including a Cheaper 25mm f/1.7

Panasonic 14-140 Black Matte
Besides the V-Log update for the Panasonic GH4, the company also announced a few new lenses to add their arsenal of Micro 4/3 glass.

These lenses include the Lumix G 25mm f/1.7, the Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II, and matte black versions of the $700 Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 and $300 Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6. Here is a little more info on the new lenses.

Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens

Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens
  • Micro Four Thirds System Lens
  • 50mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.7 to f/22
  • One Ultra-High Refractive Index Element
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Stepping AF Motor
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Filter: 46mm
  • Weight: 4.4 Ounces
  • Price: $300

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Lens 

  • Micro Four Thirds System Lens
  • 28-84mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • MEGA Optical Image Stabilization
  • Supports Lumix Dual I.S. Feature
  • Compact Design Measures 1.9" Long
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Filter: 46mm
  • Weight: 3.88 Ounces
  • Price: $250

All of these lenses are available to pre-order right now, but should be shipping very soon. For more info, check out this page over on B&H    

Your Comment


Too bad there's no optical stabilization on the 25mm lens, which would make it better for hand-held shooting. ( the new 42.5mm f/1.7 lens has it, so why not the 25mm ??? )

Maybe they're saving OIS for an updated 25mm f/1.4 lens.

September 2, 2015 at 12:38PM, Edited September 2, 12:39PM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

This is the same price as the Olympus 25mm now. Hmmmmmmm=) And what will the "real" difference be between this and the Leica, besides a minor speed difference? Choices, choices.

September 2, 2015 at 5:17PM, Edited September 2, 5:20PM

Motion Designer/Predator

What we really need is a set of sharp f1 primes from Panasonic & Olympus at the appropriate 24mm, 35mm, 50mm & 85mm full frame equivalents.

At f1.7, we're only at f3.4 full frame equivalent in Depth of Field terms. If we can get to f2 full frame equivalent (i.e. an f1 Micro Four Thirds lens) then we can finally leave our full frame cameras at home when we travel.

September 8, 2015 at 6:51AM

Chantal Lyndon
Casual photographer. Surgeon.

Panasonic have the 42.5mm f/1.2 with optical image stabilization, but it make take a while before other high-speed AF OIS lenses show up. I agree that these lenses should be there for this format.

September 9, 2015 at 1:54PM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer