Panasonic Introduces New Telephoto Zoom Lens

Editor - 28th February 2018

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The New Telephoto Zoom Lens for Superb Image Quality
Covering 100 mm to 400 mm* Super Telephoto with High Mobility
*35mm camera equivalent

Panasonic have introduced a new telephoto zoom digital interchangeable lens, the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 50-200mm / F2.8-4.0 ASPH. (35 mm camera equivalent: 100-400 mm). This is the third lens to be introduced as part of the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series.

Covering a focusing distance from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto, this new LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series achieves exceptionally high descriptiveness for both photo and video recording and yet its size is kept compact.

All the lenses take advantage of Panasonic’s Nano Surface Coating technology to minimise ghosts and flaring. They boasts a rugged, dust and splash-proof design and are even freeze-proof down to -10 degree Celsius, to withstand professional use under harsh conditions.

The new LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH. offers a zoom range of 100mm to super telephoto 400 mm (35mm camera equivalent). It covers a variety of daily shooting situations, from wildlife to indoor sports, and even supports portrait shots, taking advantage of the f/2.8-4.0 high-speed performance.

Furthermore, the 1.4x Teleconverter DMW-TC14 extends the focusing distance to 560mm (35mm camera equivalent) and the 2.0x Teleconverter DMW-TC20 to 800mm (35mm camera equivalent) for more close-up shots.

The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser) effectively compensates for the hand-shake movement, making it easy to shoot even without a tripod. The lens works with Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer) and Dual.I.S.2 when mounted on the compliant Panasonic LUMIX G cameras.

Comprising a total of 21 elements in 15 groups, the lens system features two UED (Ultra Extra-low Dispersion) lenses, two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses and two aspherical lenses. The use of these lenses effectively suppress spherical distortion or chromatic aberration to achieve high resolution and contrast from centre to corners.

Paired with a compatible Lumix G camera that is capable of sensor drive at a maximum 240 fps, you can take full advantage of high-speed, high-precision Contrast AF. It also helps to reduce wobbling. Notably as a result, the new lens excels in video recording performance.

In addition to the silent operation achieved by the inner focus drive system, the micro-step drive system in the aperture control section helps the camera to smoothly catch up to brightness changes when zooming or panning. The optical design achieves exceptional barycentric stability to minimise image shifts during zooming. The AF tracking performance in zooming is also improved thanks to high-speed frame analysis for focus control.

Allowing an attachment of a filter (67mm) such as ND or PL, this lens provides various expression in both photos and videos.

Offered in, metallic black, it matches the current LUMIX range, as well as complimenting existing lenses in the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series.

The LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series covers from 16 to 400mm (35mm camera equivalent) with three excellent lenses to provide versatile way of use and superb picture quality:
LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 8-18mm / F2.8-4.0 ASPH. (H-E08018)
LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-60mm/F2.8-4.0 ASPH. (H-ES12060)
LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 50-200mm / F2.8-4.0 ASPH. (H-ES50200).

•Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
•LEICA is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.
•ELMARIT is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

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