Alongside the brand new Lumix G9II, Panasonic has additionally introduced redesigned variations of two of its premium telephoto zooms. First up is the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 II ASPH Energy OIS, which supplies a 200-800mm equal ultra-telephoto vary. This new mannequin updates the agency’s present 2016-vintage 100-400mm optic whereas sustaining the identical compact, light-weight design.
Opening the listing of updates is a Zoom Restrict change, which the agency claims will present “improved working really feel of the zoom ring”. It’ll be fascinating to see how this works in follow, as the present lens’s zoom operation is notoriously stiff. Focus monitoring efficiency whereas zooming can also be mentioned to be improved.
One other main replace is compatibility with Panasonic’s DMW-TC20A 2.0x teleconverter, which extends the telephoto attain to completely 1600mm equal, whereas offering life-size macro. It’s additionally potential to make use of the discontinued DMW-TC14 1.4x teleconverter. Elsewhere key specs keep a lot the identical, together with a minimal focus distance of 1.3m, 72mm filter thread, splash/mud/freeze-resistant design, and 985g weight. The Panasonic 100-400mm II is about to be out there in November for £1,499, in comparison with £1,199 for the present lens.
Panasonic’s second reworked lens is the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 35-100mm F2.8 Energy OIS. This guarantees improved resistance to flare, due to Nano Floor Coating and a brand new light-shielding baffle inside. In different respects, although, it’s apparently a lot the identical as the present Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm F2.8 II Energy OIS. It’s additionally due on sale in November, for £1,099 (once more, a notable enhance over the present model’s £799 avenue value).
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Redesigned: H-ES35100 Giant-aperture Telephoto Zoom Lens with Excellent Photographic Efficiency and the Teleconverter-compatible H-RSA100400 Extremely Telephoto Zoom Lens from the LEICA DG Collection of LUMIX G Lenses
Panasonic is proud to introduce the H-ES35100 and H-RSA100400 interchangeable lenses for the LUMIX G Collection that adjust to the Micro 4 Thirds system normal. These telephoto zoom lenses are in step with LEICA’s stringent optical requirements and obtain excellent photographic efficiency.
Panasonic boasts a lineup of 32 Micro 4 Thirds interchangeable lenses, of which 15 are LEICA DG lenses. Designed for a variety of customers from professionals and digicam fans to digital mirrorless digicam newcomers, Panasonic will proceed to suggest other ways of having fun with artistic pictures and videography by its various lineup of interchangeable lenses.
LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 35-100mm/F2.8/POWER O.I.S. (H-ES35100)
Redesigned LEICA DG Lens: New Giant-aperture Telephoto Zoom Lens with Excellent Photographic Efficiency, Excessive Mobility and Full-range F2.8 Brightness
This new ELMARIT full-range F2.8 lens delivers brightness in all zoom ranges, permitting photographers to get pleasure from a variety of pictures, akin to night photographs that make use of the F2.8 brightness and bokeh results which can be distinctive to telephoto zoom photographs and assist to spotlight the topic. An optimum lens construction comprising two ED (Further-low Dispersion) lenses and one UED (Extremely Further-Low Dispersion) lens ensures excellent photographic efficiency all through zoom ranges 70 mm to 200 mm*1. Along with Panasonic’s distinctive Nano Floor Coating know-how, the usage of a light-shielding half to eradicate undesirable mild contained in the lens allows the manufacturing of clear, pure shade with little ghosting and flare.
- F2.8 LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT lens for excellent photographic efficiency all through zoom ranges
- Excessive-speed, high-precision auto-focus for videography with Twin I.S. 2
- Compact, light-weight mannequin for glorious handheld pictures and portability
LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm/F4.0-6.3 II ASPH./POWER O.I.S. (H-RSA100400)
New Teleconverter-Appropriate LEICA DG Lens for Full Life-size Macro Capturing*2 and Extremely Telephoto Zoom Images
This new lens achieves gorgeous photographic efficiency all through zoom ranges from the middle of the body to the sting. An optimally organized lens construction that includes one aspherical lens, two ED (Further-low Dispersion) lenses, and one UED (Extremely Further-Low Dispersion) lens produces detailed and superbly textured high-resolution, high-contrast pictures. With a focal size of 200 mm to 800 mm*3, the lens is ideally suited to seize a variety of topics which can be troublesome to method, akin to wild birds and animals, in addition to sporting occasions. Furthermore, the individually bought 2.0x teleconverter*4 allows 1600 mm full life-size macro taking pictures*2 for extra spectacular, detailed photographs of flowers, animals, and different topics.
The LUMIX LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm/F4.0-6.3 can be out there in November 2023 for RRP £1,499.
- LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR lens for excellent photographic efficiency all through zoom ranges
- Extremely telephoto zoom lens protecting as much as 1600 mm*2 to be used in a variety of taking pictures environments
- Compact, light-weight, and glorious mobility with high-speed, high-precision auto-focus and teleconverter compatibility