Panasonic Announces Compact, Lightweight ultra-telephoto LEICA Lens

Panasonic has announced the introduction of a new telephoto single focal length lens, the LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm HES200.

“The new H-ES200 lens is designed to be the perfect partner for the LUMIX G9,” says Scott Mellish, Product Marketing Manager, Imaging, Panasonic.

“The F2.8 aperture is designed for low light shooting at dusk or dawn, while the 200mm focal length is a staple for sports and wildlife photography.”

This ultra-telephoto lens offers outstanding high speed and low light performance in a lightweight design. The lens achieves stunning results for action photography, while still attaining compact mobility at a 200mm focal length – unheard of in other camera systems. For even greater versatility, a bundled 1.4x Teleconverter extends focal length to 560mm.

The fast F2.8 aperture captures rapidly moving subjects, while the Power OIS (Optical Image Stabiliser) compensates for hand-shake to enable shooting without a tripod and in low-light situations.

For powerful stabilisation, the lens works with Dual I.S.ii (Image Stabilisation), and the Dual I.S. 2iii system when mounted on compatible Panasonic LUMIX DSLM cameras.

The lens incorporates 15 elements in 13 groups, including two UED (Ultra Extra-low Dispersion) lenses. These lenses and Panasonic’s cutting edge optical technology achieve high-resolution, high-contrast imaging from corner to corner while suppressing distortion and chromatic aberration.

Incorporating a triple linear motor system, the LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm/F2.8/POWER OIS is compatible with the LUMIX G sensor drive at 240fps to take advantage of the high-speed, high-precision DFD (Depth From Defocus) focusing system. This stunning AF performance supports the precise focusing required for 4K video.

The H-ES200 has a rugged dust and splash-proof design for field use, and is freeze-proof down to -10 degrees Celsius.

The new lens will be available in January 2018, priced at $4299 from photographic specialists.

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