Along with two new Panasonic cameras: Lumix GX8 and FZ300, Panasonic also announced two new MFT lenses: Panasonic Leica DG 100-400mm f/4-6.3 Lens and Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 Lens.
Leica DG 100-400mm f/4-6.3 lens covering an equivalent range of 200-800mm, it will include Power O.I.S. stabilization. The Lumix G 25mm F1.7 will offer a 50mm equivalent focal range and, like the 100-400mm, will support DFD and high-speed AF on compatible Panasonic bodies.
The release date and price is not available yet, both lenses are under development.
New LEICA DG 200-800mm (35mm Equiv.) Zoom Lens Under Development
Panasonic is developing the first LEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 telephoto zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 200-800mm) for the Micro Four Thirds system standard to expand the lineup of DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) digital interchangeable lenses.
The LEICA DG lenses are designed and developed under the stringent quality standard certified by Leica that boast excellent optical performance. Four single focal length LEICA DG lenses have already introduced to the market and have been highly acclaimed by users worldwide.
The new telephoto zoom achieves exceptional imaging performance over the entire zoom range. It also features high speed digital signal exchange at 240 fps to comply with the high-speed, high-precision AF (Auto Focus) with DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology on LUMIX G cameras. Together with the POWER O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer), it lets users to focus on the target quickly to capture crisp, clear images. In addition, the new lens is both light and small and is splash/dust-proof to withstand heavy field use. As the new telephoto zoom lens excels in size and weight, it enables handheld 800mm (35mm camera equivalent) telephoto shooting without using a tripod.
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New LUMIX G 25 mm/F1.7 Single Focal Length Lens Under Development*
Panasonic is developing a LUMIX G 25 mm/F1.7 single focal length lens.
This lens is a 50mm (35 mm camera equivalent) single focal length lens with a large diameter. The 50mm focus distance offers almost the same viewing angle and sense of perspective of human eyes which means users can enjoy shooting a portrait or scenery as they see.
The new lens also supports high speed digital signal exchange at 240 fps to comply with the high-speed, high-precision AF (Auto Focus) with DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology on the LUMIX G cameras.
Panasonic will continue to further advance its product development to meet the diverse needs of customers in the expanding digital mirrorless camera market.
* Details of the product specifications, the date of release and the price are not yet finalized.
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