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First Panasonic Leica DG 100-400mm f/4-6.3 MFT Lens Samples

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First Panasonic LEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 MFT lens sample images now available.

The high-end Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4-6.3 ASPH super telephoto zoom lens offers a truly expansive 200-800mm equivalent focal length range when attached to a Micro Four Thirds body.

Daniel J. Cox posted several samples at Naturalexposures.com website. The first samples shot with the lens mounted on a Panasonic GX8 body.

18 jpeg samples captured with the pre-production Panasonic LEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 MFT lens can also be seen at this Flickr album.

First Panasonic Leica DG 100-400mm f/4-6.3 MFT Lens Samples


The Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400 F4-6.3 will be available in early April with a price tag of $1,799.99. So we’ll see more samples from this lens this Spring.

Buying Guide
 Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4-6.3 ASPH $1,799.99 Amazon | B&H | Adorama

Panasonic Leica DG 100-400mm F4-6.3 Lens Specifications

Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size FourThirds
Focal length 100–400 mm
Image stabilisation Yes
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Maximum aperture F4.0 – F6.3
Minimum aperture F22.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Aperture notes Circular blades
Elements 20
Groups 13
Special elements / coatings 1 aspherical ED, 1 UED, 2 ED elements
Minimum focus 1.30 m (51.18)
Maximum magnification 0.25×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Micromotor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Extending front
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Focus distance limiter Yes
Weight 985 g (2.17 lb)
Diameter 83 mm (3.27)
Length 172 mm (6.75)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock Yes
Filter thread 72.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar Yes