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New Panasonic 35-100mm F2.8 and 100-400mm Zoom Lenses

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Along with the new Lumix G9 II camera ($1,899 at B&HPhotoAmazonAdorama) Panasonic has unveiled a pair of new Micro Four Thirds lenses: the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 35-100mm F2.8 Power O.I.S. and the Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 II ASPH. Power O.I.S.

These two lenses are revised and updated versions of existing models with new optical designs and features.

The new Panasonic Leica 35-100mm F2.8 debuts at $1149, and the teleconverter-friendly Leica 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 will sell for $1599. Both lenses should be available in late October.

Panasonic G9 II at B&HPhotoAmazonAdorama
Panasonic 35-100mm F2.8 at B&HPhotoAmazonAdorama,
Panasonic 100-400mm f/4/6.3 II at B&HPhotoAmazonAdorama


Redesigned LEICA DG Lens: New Large-aperture Telephoto Zoom Lens with Outstanding Photographic Performance, High Mobility and Full-range F2.8 Brightness

This new ELMARIT full-range F2.8 lens delivers brightness in all zoom ranges, allowing photographers to enjoy a wide range of photography, such as evening shots that make use of the F2.8 brightness and bokeh effects that are unique to telephoto zoom shots and help to highlight the subject. An optimal lens structure comprising two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses and one UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lens ensures outstanding photographic performance throughout zoom ranges 70 mm to 200 mm*1. In addition to Panasonic’s unique Nano Surface Coating technology, the use of a light-shielding part to eliminate unwanted light inside the lens enables the production of clear, natural color with little ghosting and flare.

Main Features

1. F2.8 LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT lens for outstanding photographic performance throughout zoom ranges

2. High-speed, high-precision auto-focus for videography with Dual I.S. 2

3. Compact, lightweight model for excellent handheld photography and portability

*1 35 mm camera equivalent.

LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm/F4.0-6.3 II ASPH./POWER O.I.S. (H-RSA100400)

New Teleconverter-Compatible LEICA DG Lens for Full Life-size Macro Shooting*2 and Ultra Telephoto Zoom Photography

This new lens achieves stunning photographic performance throughout zoom ranges from the center of the frame to the edge. An optimally arranged lens structure featuring one aspherical lens, two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses, and one UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lens produces detailed and beautifully textured high-resolution, high-contrast images. With a focal length of 200 mm to 800 mm*3, the lens is ideally suited to capture a range of subjects that are difficult to approach, such as wild birds and animals, as well as sporting events. Moreover, the separately sold 2.0x teleconverter*4 enables 1600 mm full life-size macro shooting*2 for more impressive, detailed shots of flowers, animals, and other subjects.

Main Features

1. LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR lens for outstanding photographic performance throughout zoom ranges

2. Ultra telephoto zoom lens covering up to 1600 mm*2 for use in a wide range of shooting environments

3. Compact, lightweight, and excellent mobility with high-speed, high-precision auto-focus and teleconverter compatibility