Wednesday, November 8, 2017

LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S

Apart from Panasonic's Lumix G9 announcement , the company also announced the LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S .- A leica branded Panasonic lens which ,when connected to a micro 4/3s body gives a field of view of 400mm (35mm equivalent) . The lens , which is said to feature excellent corner sharpness and OIS - optical image stabilization is perfect for wildlife and sports shooters as it also supports a teleconverter option DMW-TC14 which multiplies the 400mm by 1.4x giving a 560mm (35mm equivalence ) or the DMW-TC20 which gives a 800mm equivalence . Featuring 15 elements in 13 groups and two UED - extra low dispersion elements and a silent triple linear motor for precise AF action .The lens features a metal body and is dust ,water and freeze resistant (-10 degrees C) . Pricing is said to be £2,699 , $3000 ,€3,099.

The lens IS however said to work with only select Panasonic cameras . Although the list has not been made official ,the press release does indicate that the GX8 , GX80 will support IS and the later models - G89 , GH5 ,G9 will support IS2 (A more advanced IS feature )

Written by Rakitha for MasHD

Source / Press release - 43rumors

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