Covering a focusing distance from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto, this new LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series achieves exceptionally high descriptiveness for both photo and video recording and yet its size is kept compact. The lens takes advantage of Panasonic’s Nano Surface Coating technology to minimise ghosts and flaring, it boasts a rugged, dust and splash-proof design and is even freeze-proof down to -10 degree Celsius, to withstand professional use under harsh conditions.
The LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH. offers a zoom range of 100mm to super telephoto 400 mm (35mm camera equivalent). It 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. Furthermore, the 1.4x Teleconverter DMW-TC14 extends the focusing distance to 560mm (35mm camera equivalent) and the 2.0x Teleconverter DMW-TC20 to 800mm (35mm camera equivalent) for more close-up shots, both available for hire separately.
The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser) effectively compensates for the hand-shake movement, making it easy to shoot even without a tripod. The lens works with Dual I.S.* (Image Stabilizer) and Dual.I.S.2** when mounted on the compliant Panasonic LUMIX G cameras.
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 lens excels in video recording performance. In addition to the silent operation achieved by the inner focus drive system, the micro-step drive system in the aperture control section helps the camera to smoothly catch up to brightness changes when zooming or panning. The optical design achieves exceptional barycentric stability to minimise image shifts during zooming. The AF tracking performance in zooming is also improved thanks to high-speed frame analysis for focus control.
Allowing an attachment of a filter (67mm) such as ND or PL, this lens provides various expression in both photos and videos.
Capture all the beauty near and far
The long-awaited F2.8-4.0 LEICA DG telephoto zoom, with middle-telephoto 50mm (35mm camera equivalent: 100mm) will frame everything from beautiful portraits to ultra-telephoto 200mm (35mm camera equivalent: 400mm) wildlife photography. Maximum magnification of 0.25x (35mm camera equivalent: 0.5x) also brings you into the macro world. The stunning resolution of this LEICA DG lens renders everything clearly, from corner to corner. Designed for reliable use even in poor weather, this handy, high-quality lens is all you'll need to meet your challenges.
LEICA DG Lens – ultimate optics
Opt for a LEICA DG lens and get the ultimate in optical quality and performance. They naturally meet the strict quality standards set by Leica Camera AG. Thanks to the sophisticated design of these lenses. you will enjoy brilliant clarity all the way to the edges of your photos. At the same time, distortions of all kind are prevented to enable precise, sharp picture rendering. This means you have the ideal tool for pro-level images in the palm of your hand.
Nano Surface coating – clarity from all angles
Put an end to unwanted ghosting and flaring – the Nano Surface Coating has been applied to lenses within the system. This special, ultra-thin coating was developed originally by Panasonic to reduce bothersome reflections across the entire light spectrum. The result: crystal-clear pictures even if you're photographing a light source in the dark.
POWER O.I.S. – ultra-sharp photos
Capture scenes carefree or at the spur of the moment. The optical image stabilisation (O.I.S) technology built directly into the lens ensures your photos will look great, with sharp blur-free contours across the entire picture. Taking highly popular MEGA O.I.S. further, this advanced technology immediately compensates even large camera shake and vibrations that may occur in photography. So you can capture true-to-life scenes without the need for a tripod.
Splash/Dust/Freezeproof – More creative options
Brave the elements in nearly any kind of weather. or shooting conditions. This lens features a splash/dust/freezeproof construction*** that is tough enough to withstand even heavy field use. Now there is nothing holding you back from capturing creative nature and landscape shots.
Video Support – Perfect video recording
With video support any user has everything they need for recording with their LUMIX camera. Not only does it perform smooth aperture changes so there are no sudden jumps in exposure, it also boasts a silent design for enhanced capture of the scene's audio. What's more, the stunning AF performance of this lens records excellent 4K video, where precise focusing is essential.
Aspherical (ASPH) lenses reduce size and weight and prevent spherical and distortion aberration. Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) and Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion (UED) lenses correct chromatic aberration, rendering sharp, high-contrast images with clear colours from corner to corner. Ultra-High Refractive Index (UHR) improves optical performance, reduces size and weight, and achieves uniform image quality from the centre to the edges of the image.
* Dual I.S. can be used with LUMIX GX9, GX8 and GX80/85.
** Dual I.S.2 can be used with LUMIX G9, GH5, G80/G81/G85.
*** The lens supports this feature in conjunction with splash/dust/freezeproof LUMIX cameras. ‘Splash Proof’ is a term used to describe an extra level of protection this lens offers against exposure to a minimal amount of moisture, water or dust. ‘Splash Proof does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this lens is subjected to direct contact with water.