Panasonic 8-18mm F2.8-4.0 Leica Micro 4/3 Lens

Panasonic 8-18mm F2.8-4.0 Leica Micro 4/3 Lens
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Branching into wider fields of expression
This wide zoom lens fuses LEICA's image rendering capabilities and nimble mobility. From ultra-wide-angle 16 mm landscapes to standard 36 mm snapshots (35 mm camera equivalent), the incredible resolution of this LEICA DG lens renders everything clearly from corner to corner. It also accommodates a 67 mm filter for greater creativity in both photos and videos.

Designed for reliable use even under poor weather conditions, this agile, high-quality lens is ideal for shooting in the field.

Nano Surface Coating – clarity from all angles
Put an end to unwanted ghosting and flaring – the Nano Surface Coating has been applied to lenses within the system. This special, ultra-thin coating was developed originally by Panasonic to reduce bothersome reflections across the entire light spectrum. The result: crystal-clear pictures even if you’re photographing a light source in the dark.

Video Support – perfect video-recording
With video support any user has everything they need for recording with their LUMIX camera. Not only does it perform smooth aperture changes so there are no sudden jumps in exposure, it also boasts a silent design for enhanced capture of the scene’s audio. What’s more, the stunning AF performance of this lens records excellent 4K video, where precise focusing is essential.

Splash / Dust / Freezeproof – more creative options
Brave the elements in nearly any kind of weather or shooting location. This lens features a splash / dust / freezeproof construction* that is tough enough to withstand even heavy field use. It protects the lens system inside from sand, rain and more, making it perfect for shooting under harsh conditions. Now there is nothing holding you back from capturing the creative nature or landscape shots you want.

* The lens supports this feature in conjunction with splash / dust / freezeproof LUMIX cameras.

Lens Construction

15 elements in 10 groups:

– 1 Aspherical Extra-Low Dispersion lens
– 3 Aspherical lenses
– 2 Extra-Low Dispersion lenses
– 1 Ultra High Refractive Index lens

Aspherical (ASPH) Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) lens helps reduce size and weight, achieving high resolution, high contrast image from corner-to-corner. Aspherical (ASPH) lenses also reduce size and weight, effectively preventing spherical and distortion aberration.

Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) lenses correct chromatic aberration rendering sharp, high-contrast images with clear colors from corner to corner.

Ultra-High Refractive Index (UHR) lens improves optical performance, reduces size and weight, and achieves uniform image quality from the center to the edges of the image.

MTF Chart
For lenses that are capable of compensating distortion, the horizontal axis of the MTF shows the distance from the center of the corrected image.

  • Focal Length: 8 - 18 mm / 16 - 36 mm (35 mm camera equiv.)
  • Maximum Aperture: F2.8 (Wide) - F4.0 (Tele)
  • Filter Size: 67 mm