Panasonic has announced the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH Power OIS lens. This is the latest lens in its line of F2.8-4 zooms and the final,third model in the series. The other lenses in this range, are the Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0, and the wide-angle Leica 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0.
The 100-400mm equivalent zoom designed in collaboration with Leica for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Panasonic’s Power O.I.S. stabilization is included and works with Dual I.S. on compatible Lumix cameras. The lens 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.
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 50-200mm F2.8-4 will be available in June for $1700.
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH Power OIS lens
- Micro Four Thirds System
- 100-400mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
- Two UED Elements, Two ED Elements
- Two Aspherical Elements, One UHR Element
- Nano Surface Coating
- High-Speed 240 fps AF System
- POWER Optical Image Stabilizer
- Splash, Dust, and Freezeproof Design
Furthermore, the 1.4x Teleconverter DMW-TC141 extends the focusing distance to 560mm (35mm camera equivalent) and the 2.0x Teleconverter DMW-TC202 to 800mm (35mm camera equivalent) for more close-up shots.
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.
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.
Allowing an attachment of a filter (67mm) such as ND or PL, this lens provides various expression in both photos and videos.
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).