First Panasonic LEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 MFT lens reviews now available online from several photography sites.
The very first super-tele lens reviews comes from ePhotozine and Daniel Cox. Dpreview also posted a gallery of sample images taken with the new Panasonic’s MFT lens.
The high-end telephoto zoom lens offers a truly expansive 200-800mm equivalent focal length range when attached to a Micro Four Thirds body.
First Panasonic Leica DG 100-400mm f/4-6.3 MFT Lens Reviews
From ePhotozine verdict :
Sometimes there are few choices in certain niches. This Panasonic Leica DG 100-400mm lens fits its purpose very well indeed, at a price which, although high, is reasonable in its class. If we want a high quality optic for sports, birding, wildlife, photo-journalism and other long range applications then this is it. The close focusing that brings closer subjects into range is a bonus.
From Daniel Cox Dual IS test with the Panasonic GX8
The new Olympus lens is getting rave reviews for it’s Dual IS with the Olympus bodies so I thought I should try something similar with the new Leica 100-400mm and the GX8. I have given permission for downloading these images in their full size JPEG form. Below is the link and the password for download.
Leica 100-400mm Dual IS with Lumix GX8
The Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400 F4-6.3 will be available from March 25th with a price tag of $1,799.99. So we’ll see more samples from this lens this Spring.
Lens Technical Specifications
|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Max Format size||FourThirds|
|Focal length||100–400 mm|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Maximum aperture||F4.0 – F6.3|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9|
|Aperture notes||Circular blades|
|Special elements / coatings||1 aspherical ED, 1 UED, 2 ED elements|
|Minimum focus||1.30 m (51.18″)|
|Full time manual||Yes|
|Focus method||Extending front|
|Focus distance limiter||Yes|
|Weight||985 g (2.17 lb)|
|Diameter||83 mm (3.27″)|
|Length||172 mm (6.75″)|
|Zoom method||Rotary (extending)|
|Filter thread||72.0 mm|