New 8-18mm f2.8-4 Leica lens

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Panasonic has the launched the second lens of the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series, covering 16 mm Ultra-Wide Angle to 36 mm with high mobility. The new LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series achieves superb picture quality and high performance for both photo and video recording but remains compact in nature. The 8-18 mm F2.8-4 is fully weather-sealed and freeze proof (to -10° C) and has a Nano Surface coating to reduce flare and ghosting.


  • Focusing distance from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto
  • Nano Surface Coating technology to minimize ghosts and flaring
  • Rugged, dust/splash-proof design
  • Freeze-proof down to -10° C
  • High-quality video recording capability
  • Zoom range of ultra-wide 8 mm to versatile 36 mm (35mm camera equivalent)
  • 15 elements in 10 groups: 1 x aspherical ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens, 3 x aspherical lenses, 2 x ED lenses, 1 x UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) lens.
  • Sensor drive @ max. 240 fps
  • Silent operation achieved by the inner focus drive system
  • Micro-step drive system in the aperture control
  • High-speed frame analysis

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