Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH

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Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH 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.

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Primary specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size FourThirds
Focal length 8–18 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Maximum aperture F2.8–22
Minimum aperture F4–22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Aperture notes Circular blades
Elements 15
Groups 10
Special elements / coatings Aspherical ED, aspherical, ED, UHR elements + Nano Surface Coating.
Minimum focus 0.23 m (9.06)
Maximum magnification 0.12×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 315 g (0.69 lb)
Diameter 73 mm (2.87)
Length 88 mm (3.46)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Power zoom No
Filter thread 67 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar No



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