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January 05, 2016 13:45 ET

Panasonic Announces the 100-400mm f/4-6.3 Leica DG Vario-Elmar Aspherical Telephoto Zoom Lens, More Info: B&H

Photography News: Panasonic Introduces a New 200-800mm Equivalent Weather-Resistant Aspherical Power Optical Image Stabilizer Telephoto Zoom Lens for Micro Four Thirds System Cameras

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 05, 2016) - B&H is pleased to share the announcement of the Panasonic 100-400mm f/4-6.3 Lens, a new super zoom for Micro Four Thirds shooters, offering an expansive 200-800mm equivalent focal-length range. Made in collaboration with Leica, the optical design incorporates aspherical ED, UED, and ED elements to prevent chromatic and spherical aberration throughout the zoom range for high image sharpness and clarity. Benefitting a lens with such long reach, Power O.I.S. is also featured to combat camera shake, and is compatible with Lumix G-series cameras' Dual I.S. function for enhanced shake reduction when shooting stills or recording movies. Also supporting multimedia shooters, a 240 fps AF motor offers fast autofocus performance that is smooth, precise, and near-silent during operation.

Panasonic 100-400mm f/4-6.3 Leica DG Vario-Elmar Aspherical Lens Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 200-800mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • 1 Aspherical ED, 1 UED and 2 ED Elements
  • High-Speed 240 fps AF, Focus Limiter
  • Power O.I.S., Dual I.S. Compatibility
  • Built-In Rotating Tripod Collar & Hood
  • Weather-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded Nine-Blade Diaphragm

While long in reach, the Panasonic 100-400mm f/4-6.3 is a relatively lightweight, compact optic that is easier to travel with than equivalent super telephotos for DSLR systems. A compact two-part tripod collar allows for fast transitions between landscape and portrait perspectives, and also avails consistent access to Focus Limiting, Power O.I.S., and AF/MF levers, regardless of the shooting orientation. For photographing outdoors, an integrated hide-away lens hood prevents unwanted lens flare and ghosting, and gapless construction renders the lens both dust- and moisture-resistant for working in harsh environments.

The Panasonic 100-400mm f/4-6.3 Leica lens is constructed of 20 elements in 13 groups and incorporates a number of aspherical and extra low dispersion elements to assure best quality and avoid flaring.

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Power O.I.S. mechanism helps to control camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. This system is also compatible with the Dual I.S. function in select Lumix G cameras, which more effectively minimizes the appearance of camera shake by using both sensor-shift and lens-shift type stabilization methods.

Read more about the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens at B&H Explora blog

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