Panasonic 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 lens officially announced

Panasonic 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 standart zoom lens introduced at the CES 2017 event.

The lens is the first in the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit F2.8-4 premium series. The optic provides a focal length equivalent to 24-120mm on a Micro Four Thirds cameras. It has the support of Panasonic’s Dual IS system on compatible bodies to reduces camera shake.

Panasonic 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 lens will be available in metallic black option. Shipping will start from March with a price of $999.

Panasonic Announces 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 lens

The lens compromises 14 elements in 12 groups and offers nine aperture blades. The construction includes four aspherical and two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glasses. By this way the optic suppress spherical distortion or chromatic aberration to achieve stunning picture quality.

Panasonic 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 lens officially announced

The LEICA DG 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 lens fully covers a variety of daily shooting situations, from dynamic landscapes to portraits even in low-lit situations. The lens boast a rugged, dust/splash-proof design with a freeze-proof down to -10℃.

Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 24-120mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Linear Autofocus Motor
  • POWER Optical Image Stabilization
  • Splash, Dust, and Freezeproof Design
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Offered in sharp, metallic black color, the new LEICA DG 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 lens stylishly matches the LUMIX G DSLM cameras.

The new  premium Leica DG Series lineup will expand with additional lenses. It will consist of an 8-18mm wide zoom and 50-200mm telephoto zoom lenses. These upcoming models are currently under development.

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