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Panasonic Leica DG 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH lens

introduction

  • ultra wide angle zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds system covering 16-36mm fov in full frame terms
  • announced April 2017
  • although not as wide as the Olympus mZD 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens, this allows one to use a filter which is not possible on the 7-14mm without a special large filter adapter, and thus makes this lens better suited to landscape work where a gradient ND filter can be useful

specs

  • 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0
  • 15 groups of 10 lenses (3 aspheric lenses, 1 aspheric ED lens, 2 ED lenses and 1 UHR lens)
  • weathersealing
  • close focus 0.23m giving 0.12x macro
  • 240fps AF speed
  • 'barycentric stability' - whatever is in the center of the image at one focal length remains exactly centered as the lens is zoomed in and out
  • micro-step drive system in the aperture control to allow the camera to smoothly open and close the aperture
  • Nano coating
  • 67mm filter
  • 73.4 mm × 88 mm long
  • 315g
  • $US1099

previews and reviews

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