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PANASONIC LUMIX G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT PROFESSIONAL LENS, 8-18mm, F2.8-4.0 ASPH., Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (USA BLACK).
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- Professional high-quality LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT optics with Panasonic’s Nano Surface Coating. (1 ASPH. ED / 3 ASPH. 2 ED / 1 UHR)
- 2.25x optical wide angle zoom 8-18mm F2.8-4.0 (67mm Lens filter threads)
- Durability Metal body for Various weather conditions (splash proof/ dustproof/ -10C Freeze proof)
- Fast focus tracking via a 240 fps AF Drive
- Micro Four Thirds compactness - Overall length approx.. 88mm, approx. weight 315g
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LEICA Wide Angle Zoom
From wide-angle 8mm to 18mm in close-in spaces, the clarity of this LEICA DG lens expresses details, even in low light [F2.8-4.0]. Accommodates 67mm filters for greater creativity in photos and videos.
The Ultimate in Optics
With a LEICA DG Lens you shoot with the ultimate in optical quality and performance. Each lens meets and exceeds the strict quality standards set by LEICA Camera AG. Thanks to the sophisticated, pro-level design of these lenses, distortion is minimized to render brilliant, edge-to-edge clarity and detail in all your images.
Defy the Elements
With its splash/dust/freezeproof construction*, this durable lens is also tough enough to withstand heavy field use in nearly any weather or location. The system inside is protected from sand, rain and temperature. Now there's nothing holding you back from capturing the creative nature, landscape and other shots you want.
*The lens supports this feature in conjunction with splash/dust/freezeproof LUMIX cameras.
With the H-E08018 lens you will experience smooth aperture changes without sudden jumps in exposure during video capture, its silent design delivers enhanced audio capture in any scene. Just as reliably, its stunning AF performance records excellent 4K video, where precise focusing is especially essential.
Reduce unwanted ghosting and flaring for clarity with the Panasonic’s Nano Surface Coating. Developed by Panasonic, this ultra-thin coating reduces bothersome reflections across the entire light spectrum. The result: Crystal-clear pictures even when shooting a light source in the dark.
The exceptional H-E08018 lens comprises 15 elements in 10 groups:
- 1 aspherical Extra-Low Dispersion lens.
- 3 aspherical lenses.
- 2 Extra-Low Dispersion lenses.
- 1 Ultra High Refractive Index lens.
The Aspherical (ASPH) Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) lens helps reduce size and weight, for high-resolution, high-contrast images from corner to corner. ASPH lenses also reduce size and weight, effectively preventing spherical and distortion aberration.
ED lenses correct chromatic aberration rendering sharp, high-contrast images with clear colors from corner to corner.
An Ultra-High Refractive Index (UHR) lens improves optical performance, reduces size and weight and achieves uniform image quality from the center to the edges of the image.
For lenses capable of compensating for distortion, the horizontal axis of the MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) shows the distance from the center of the corrected image.
|Item Dimensions||7.24 x 4.49 x 3.46 inches|
|Item Weight||0.69 pounds|
|Lens Design||Fixed Zoom|
|Maximum Focal Length||18|
|Minimum Focal Length||8|
|Shipping Weight||1.2 pounds|
|Zoom Type||motorized zoom|
Panasonic LUMIX Mirror less Micro Four Thirds lenses deliver a no-compromise approach to optical performance for modern interchangeable camera enthusiasts and professionals. As an optical partner of legendary LEICA Lenses, the LUMIX LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 8-18mm F2.8-4.0 wide angle zoom Lens features the highest standards of detail and sharpness. Built for the outdoors, this professional grade lens features a splash / dustproof / freeze proof design when mounted on a compatible LUMIX G Mirror less camera. Featuring a fast 240-fps Auto Focus drive that is quite and ideal for 4K video and still photography. Make the switch from bulky DSLRs to the smaller, lighter, more compact Mirror less Micro Four Thirds system cameras and lenses from Panasonic LUMIX. (16-36mm 35mm Camera Lens Equivalent).
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The PanaLeica fixes pretty much everything I didn't like about the Olympus lens - it's smaller, much lighter (just a bit over half the weight!), and takes 67mm filters or filter holder adapters. It's the perfect walk-around lens, esp as it is also a little longer. Build quality seems really good - it may be half-a-step lower than the spectacular build quality of the Olympus PRO lenses, but it still feels very well built. Metal constructions, extremely smooth zoom and focus, and while the front element moves with zooming, it moves inside the barrel, so if you put a clear filter on top, you can assure no dust will go in. The "price" you pay - is that it's only 8mm wide, not 7mm, and that it's 2.8 only @ 8mm. Personally I find that a reasonable price to pay for what I get. If I need faster lens in the longer range, I can switch to other lenses.
In terms of image quality - I have not yet stress tested it - but it seems sharp across the range even wide open. AF is fast and accurate as with all modern m43 lenses. It is also parfocal. Finally - as I use it on Olympus (EM1II) I was a little concerned of potential issues with purple flaring as with the Panasonic 7-14/4. I'm glad to say I have not encountered such issues yet, despite aggressively shooting into light sources...