Panasonic Leica 50-200mm f/2.8-4 Lens Announced, Price $1,697.99, Preorder Now!

The previously rumored Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH POWER OIS Lens is now officially announced. The new Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens is priced at $1,697.99 and it will be available for pre-order at B&H, Adorama.

Pre-order links:

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 Lens: $1,697.99 at B&H, Adorama.

Panasonic Leica 50-200mm f/2.8-4 Lens Key Features:

  • 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

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.

LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series:

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4: $1,097.99 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4: $997.99 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4: $1,697.99 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama

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