Lenses -> Panasonic 8-18mm F2.8-4 ASPH Vario Lens
Panasonic has the launched the second lens of the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series, covering 16 mm Ultra-Wide Angle to 36 mm with high mobility. The new LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series achieves superb picture quality and high performance for both photo and video recording but remains compact in nature. The 8-18 mm F2.8-4 is fully weather-sealed and freeze proof (to -10° C) and has a Nano Surface coating to reduce flare and ghosting.
|Specification / Feature||Value||Scores *||Rank **|
|Number of Lens Elements||15|
|Number of Lens Groups||10|
|Optical Zoom ||2.25||5.89||58|
|Max Aperture ||2.8||77.96||17|
|Max Aperture Wide ||2.8||77.96||17|
|Max Aperture Tele ||4||32.53||27|
|Focal Length Wide ||8 (or 16 in full frame equiv.)||79.61||12|
|Focal Length Tele ||18 (or 36 in full frame equiv.)||36.69||63|
|Min Focus Distance ||0.23m||96.85||17|
|Aperture Blades ||7||19.35||9|
|Sensor Format ||Micro Four Thirds|
|1st/3rd Party ||1st party|
|Lens Type ||Wide-Angle Zoom|
|Image Stabilisation ||No|
|Video Lens ||No|
|Tilt Shift ||No|
|Weather Resistant ||Yes|
|Filter Thread Size (mm) ||67mm|
|Lens Mount ||Micro Four Thirds|
|UK Price ||£995.00 at Amazon.co.uk (affiliate link)|
£1049.00 at Wex Photo Video (affiliate link)
* - Scores are calculated by comparing numerical specifications with other cameras. The highest ranking camera for a specification acheives a score of 100. The lowest ranking camera is scored as 0 and all the other cameras are scored in between 0 and 100 according to their merit.
** - Rank is calculated by ordering the scores for all cameras in descending order. The best scoring camera for a particular feature / specification will have a rank of 1.
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