Review Lens: Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH.

Lens Overview - Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8

A versatile wide-angle zoom, the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. Lens from Panasonic is a 16-36mm equivalent lens that blends optical excellence with durable, refined physical design for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Designed in collaboration with Leica, this lens employs a series of low dispersion and aspherical elements to realize sharp and clear imagery with controlled fringing and aberrations, and a Nano Surface Coating also helps to minimize flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color accuracy. The durable metal lens body is splash, dust, and freezeproof for use in trying environmental conditions, and a fast 240 fps autofocus drive suits both photo and video shooting in a variety of working situations.

Wide-angle zoom designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras, this lens offers a 16-36mm equivalent focal length range.
One aspherical ED element, three aspherical elements, two extra-low dispersion elements, and one ultra high-refractive index element all combine to suppress color fringing, chromatic aberrations, and spherical aberrations for high clarity, sharpness, and color accuracy.
Nano Surface Coating has been applied to individual elements to control lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
Fast 240 fps autofocus drive delivers smooth, accurate, and quiet focusing performance to benefit both stills and video applications.
Splash, dust, and freezeproof design benefits working in inclement weather conditions.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 885170317666

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8 Latest Price



Focal Length8 to 18mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 16 to 36mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8 to 4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Format CompatibilityMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View107° to 62°
Minimum Focus Distance9.06" / 23 cm
Maximum Magnification0.12x
Optical Design15 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.89 x 3.46" / 73.4 x 88 mm
Weight11.11 oz / 315 g

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Lens Technical

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH.Pentax HD DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AWCanon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM
Name Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH.Pentax HD DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AWCanon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/2.8f/2.8f/2.8
Year 201720192019
Mount Type Micro 4/3Pentax KAFCanon RF
Lens Type Lens SuperwideLens SuperwideLens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens Supertelephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $1100$1840
Lens Zoom ZoomZoomZoom
Lens Range 81170
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Apr. 2017Jan. 2019Feb. 2019
Brand PanasonicPentaxCanon


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