The Leica DG 25mm f/1.4 II is an update to an existing Micro Four Thirds lens but is now splash and dust-resistant and is compatible with a maximum 240fps sensor drive for faster AF. It also offers a 50mm angle-of-view equivlanet (in 35mm equivalent terms) due to the 2x crop factor. The lens features a Nano coating, and is designed for optimum image quality, with minimal distortion, whilst being relatively compact and lightweight.
The Panasonic Lumix S Pro 24-70mm f/2.8 is, as its name suggests, a high-end release, made for Panasonic’s Lumix S full-frame series, offering 18 lens elements in 16 groups, dust and splash-resistance and focus-breathing suppression for film makers using this lens for video. The lens features a manual focus ring, with a manual focus clutch mechanism to make it easy to switch between AF and MF.
The 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is considered by many as the “go to” lens for full-frame cameras, such as the 24MP Panasonic Lumix S1, and as such, you’ll see the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens available for all full-frame camera brands.
The Leica DG 25mm f/1.4 II Asph. lens goes onsale 24 October for £579.99, while the Panasonic Lumix S Pro 24-70mm f/2.8 lens comes out on 26 September 2019 for £2,249.99.