Panasonic is expanding its LEICA F2.8-4.0 Series with a versatile new wide angle zoom lens, the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 8-18mm / F2.8-4.0 ASPH. H-E08018 (35mm camera equivalent focal length: 16-36mm).
The H-E08018 is designed to deliver outstanding optical performance in a variety of shooting situations. The versatile 16-36mm focal length zoom range is great for shooting everything from dynamic landscapes to snapshots, and with a fast F2.8-4.0 aperture range the lens offers excellent low-light performance.
The LEICA 8-18mm lens also excels in video recording with a micro-step drive system for smooth aperture control. The 67mm filter thread allows for the use of ND and PL filters to further enhance the lens’ versatility. The lens can withstand use in harsh conditions with a rugged splash and dustproof design and is freeze proof down to -10°C.
Built to precise quality standards, the H-E08018 is comprised of 15 elements in 10 groups, including an aspherical ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens, two ED lenses and an UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) lens to deliver sharp images while thoroughly suppressing distortion and chromatic aberration.
The H-E08018 is compatible with the LUMIX G sensor drive at max. 240 fps to take advantage of the high-speed, high-precision Contrast AF. The AF tracking performance in zooming is also improved thanks to high-speed frame analysis for focus control.
|Lens Construction||15 elements in 10 groups (1 aspherical ED lens, 3 aspherical lenses, 2 ED lenses, 1 UHR lens)|
|Nano Surface Coating||Yes|
|Mount||Micro Four Thirds mount|
|Optical Image Stabilizer||No|
|Focal Length||f=8-18mm (35mm camera equivalent 16-36mm)|
|Aperture Type||7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm|
|Maximum Aperture||F2.8 (Wide) - F4.0 (Tele)|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0.23m / 0.75ft|
|Maximum magnification||Approx. 0.12x / 0.24x (35mm camera equivalent)|
|Diagonal Angle of View||107°(Wide) - 62°(Tele)|
|Max. Diameter||φ73.4mm / 2.89inch|
|Overall Length||Approx. 88mm / 3.46inch (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)|
|Weight||Approx. 315g / 11.1oz (excluding lens cap, lens rear cap and lens hood)|
|Standard Accessories||Lens cap, Lens rear cap, Lens hood, Lens storage bag|