Panasonic Introduces New Super-Telephoto Lens

Editor - 8th November 2017

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New Compact & Lightweight Super-Telephoto Lens with POWER O.I.S.

– For Handheld 400mm Equivalent Telephoto Shooting

  • Sharpest-ever corner to corner image quality in LUMIX history
  • Highly versatile lens – Perfect for wildlife and sports photography
  • High-speed, high-precision lens perfect for the contrast AF system for both photo and video recording

Panasonic introduces a new 200mm f/2.8 super-telephoto lens, the LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S. (35 mm camera equivalent: 400 mm). The LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S. is the first large aperture, super-telephoto fixed focal length lens named LEICA DG. It boasts the sharpest-ever corner to corner image quality in LUMIX G CSC (Compact System) camera history. Featuring a fast constant aperture lens in a compact, lightweight design, and thanks to the O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer) enables handheld super-telephoto shooting.

With its 400mm super-telephoto focal length equivalent and stunning performance, the LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S. is suitable for  wildlife and sports photographers. The bundled 1.4x Teleconverter (DMW-TC14) increases the focal length to 560mm (35mm camera equivalent) for getting closer to the action.

The fast F2.8 aperture lets you capture fast-moving subjects while the POWER O.I.S. effectively compensates for the hand-shake movement, making it easier to shoot even without a tripod or in low-light situations. The lens is compatible with Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer) and Dual I.S. 2 systems when mounted on the Panasonic LUMIX G CSC cameras for the most effective image stabilisation.

Complying to LEICA’s stringent quality standard, the lens is comprised of 15 elements in 13 groups, featuring two UED (Ultra Extra-low Dispersion) lenses. The use of UED lenses and the crystallization of Panasonic cutting-edge optical technology helps achieve high resolution, high contrast corner to corner images while suppressing distortion and chromatic aberration.

Incorporating a triple linear motor system and max.240 fps sensor drive, the new LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S. achieves high-speed, high-precision AF system in both photo and video recording. This stunning AF performance is excellent for recording 4K video, where precise focusing is  especially required. In addition, the micro-step drive system as part of the aperture control helps the camera to smoothly manages brightness changes while panning.

It boasts a rugged, dust/splash-proof design and are even freeze-proof up to -10 to withstand professional use under harsh conditions.

Offered in beautiful, metallic black colour, it perfectly matches LUMIX G CSC cameras.

The LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S. can also be used with the 2.0x Teleconverter DMW-TC20 (optional accessory), which extends the focal length to 800mm (35mm camera equivalent) for capturing distant objects.

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The Panasonic LEICA H-ES200 Lens will go on sale in December 2017 and will RRP at £2,699 (€3,099).

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