Panasonic Launches New Telephoto Zoom

February 26, 2018

Panasonic’s newest telephoto is built to take a licking (metaphorically!) and keep on ticking.

The LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 50-200mm / F2.8-4.0 ASPH delivers a 35mm camera equivalent focal length of 100-400mm in a dust, splash and freeze proof design.

Beyond its rugged exterior, the lens uses Panasonic’s Nano Surface coating to reduce flare and ghosting.

The lens has built-in image stabilization system and is compatible with Panasonic camera bodies that support the company’s dual stabilization technology (where the lens and camera body stabilizer work in tandem to deliver a sharper image).

The 50-200mm uses an inner focus drive system and a micro-step drive system for aperture control. It’s compatible with a 1.4x (DMW-TC14) and 2x (DMW-TC20) teleconverters if you need a little extra reach.

Look for the lens in June for $1,700. It is available for pre-order now.

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