Panasonic has just announced the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm F2.8-4 ASPH Power OIS lens. It is a relatively fast telephoto zoom lens, equipped with 12 elements, including two ultra extra-low dispersion, two extra-low dispersion and two aspherical. It’s the third lens in the series after the Panasonic 8-18 and Panasonic 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 lens. It covers a 100-400mm equivalent range featuring a dust/splashproof design, weather sealed and O.I.S.. This new mirrorless zoom costs $1,697.99, available for Pre-Order at B&H/ Adorama.
Newark, NJ (February 26, 2018) Panasonic introduces a new telephoto zoom digital interchangeable lens, the compact LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 50-200mm / F2.8-4.0 ASPH. (35 mm camera equivalent: 100-400 mm), the third lens to be introduced from its LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series. And like all lenses in the series, includes Panasonic’s Nano Surface Coating technology to minimize ghosts and flaring, plus a rugged, dust/splash-proof design that is freeze-proof to -10℃.
The LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 50-200mm / F2.8-4.0 ASPH. has a zoom range of 100mm to super telephoto 400 mm (35mm camera equivalent) to cover shooting situations from wildlife and indoor sports to portraits. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) effectively compensates for hand-shake movement to shoot even without a tripod. The lens works with Dual I.S.*1 (Image Stabilizer) and Dual.I.S.2*2 when mounted on compliant Panasonic LUMIX DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) cameras.
Comprising 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 sensor drive at max. 240 fps takes full advantage of cameras with high-speed, high-precision Contrast AF for exceptional video recording performance, and an inner focus drive system ensures smooth, silent operation. A micro-step drive system in the aperture control helps the camera smoothly catch up to brightness changes when zooming or panning. The optical design provides exceptional barycentric stability to minimize image shifts during zooming.
By attaching a filter (67mm) such as ND or PL, the lens provides a wider range of expression in photos and video. A 1.4x Teleconverter DMW-TC14*3 extends focusing distance to 560mm (35mm camera equivalent) and the 2.0x Teleconverter DMW-TC20*3 to 800mm (35mm camera equivalent) for more close-up shots.
The LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 50-200mm will be available in stores at the end of June 2018.
|Lens type||Zoom lens Pre-Order B&H/ Adorama.|
|Max Format size||FourThirds|
|Focal length||50–200 mm|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9|
|Special elements / coatings||2 aspherical + 2 UED + 2 ED elements, Nano Surface Coating|
|Minimum focus||0.75 m (29.53″)|
|Motor type||Linear Motor|
|Full time manual||Yes|
|Weight||655 g (1.44 lb)|
|Diameter||76 mm (2.99″)|
|Length||132 mm (5.2″)|
|Zoom method||Rotary (extending)|
|Filter thread||67 mm|
In November last year, Panasonic released Panasonic Lumix G9, and the Panasonic Leica DG Elmarit 200mm F2.8 Power OIS lens. They are now in stock and shipping in most US stores:
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