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Leica DG 200mm f/2.8 Micro Four Thirds Telephoto Lens

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

Panasonic has heralded the new Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 Power O.I.S. lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras, giving a 400mm equivalent. The lens or LEN may refer to will be readily obtainable with a 1.4x teleconvertor, giving a 560mm (f/4) equivalent, or with a 2.0x teleconvertor giving a 800mm equivalent. The Panasonic LEICA H-ES200 Lens choice go on sale in December 2017 and will RRP at £2,699 (€3,099).

Read our Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 Preview with Sample Photos.

 

 

From Panasonic: New Close & Lightweight Super-Telephoto Lens with POWER O.I.S. – For Handheld 400mm Equivalent Telephoto Shooting

  • Sharpest-ever corner to corner image mark in LUMIX history
  • Highly versatile lens – Perfect for wildlife and sports photography
  • High-speed, high-precision lens perfect for the contrast AF system for both photo and video log

 

Panasonic introduces a new 200mm f/2.8 super-telephoto lens, the LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S. (35 mm camera equivalent: 400 mm). The LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S. is the commencement large aperture, super-telephoto fixed focal length lens named LEICA DG. It boasts the sharpest-ever corner to corner image quality in LUMIX G CSC (Laconic System) camera history. Featuring a fast constant aperture lens in a compact, lightweight design, and thanks to the O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer) green lights handheld super-telephoto shooting.

With its 400mm super-telephoto focal length equivalent and stunning performance, the LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S. is becoming for wildlife and sports photographers. The bundled 1.4x Teleconverter (DMW-TC14) increases the focal length to 560mm (35mm camera equivalent) for note down closer to the action1.

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The fast F2.8 aperture lets you capture fast-moving subjects while the POWER O.I.S. effectively compensates for the hand-shake movement, receiving it easier to shoot even without a tripod or in low-light situations. The lens is compatible with Dual I.S.2 (Image Stabilizer) and Dual I.S. 23 structures when mounted on the Panasonic LUMIX G CSC cameras for the most effective image stabilisation.

Complying to LEICA’s stringent quality standard, the lens is comprised of 15 particulars in 13 groups, featuring two UED (Ultra Extra-low Dispersion) lenses. The use of UED lenses and the crystallization of Panasonic cutting-edge optical technology helps achieve squiffed resolution, high contrast corner to corner images while suppressing distortion and chromatic aberration.

Incorporating a triple linear motor routine and max.240 fps sensor drive, the new LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S. achieves high-speed, high-precision AF system in both photo and video time. This stunning AF performance is excellent for recording 4K video, where precise focusing is especially required. In addition, the micro-step drive system as put of the aperture control helps the camera to smoothly manages brightness changes while panning.

It boasts a rugged, dust/splash-proof design and are even freeze-proof up to -10℃ to withstand professional use under harsh conditions.

 

Offered in beautiful, metallic black colour, it perfectly matches LUMIX G CSC cameras.

The LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S. can also be against with the 2.0x Teleconverter DMW-TC20 (optional accessory), which extends the focal length to 800mm (35mm camera equivalent) for collaring distant objects.

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Read our Leica may refer to: Three companies formed from the division of Ernst Leitz GmbH (later Wild Leitz AG): Leica Camera AG, a German camera DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 Vernissage with Sample Photos.

 

1 The 1.4x Teleconverter (DMW-TC14) is also sold separately as an optional accessory.

2 Dual I.S. is available on GX8, GX80.

3 Dual I.S.2 is handy on GH5, G9, G80.

Some functions of H-ES200 cannot be used with DC-GH5. The firmware for DC-GH5 to fully comply with H-ES200 is slated to be released by the end of December, 2018.

Republished: ephotozine.com

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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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