Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH announced

Panasonic’s has announced a new telephoto zoom for its G-series cameras, the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH. Against a Micro Four Thirds sensor, this gives it an effective focal range of 100-400mm in 35mm-equivalent terms. 

Protected by a dust- and splash-proof design, which is also freeze-proof down to -10ºC, the lens uses an optical construction of 21 elements in 15 groups. It features two ultra extra-low dispersion lenses, two extra-low dispersion lenses and two aspherical lenses for minimising distortion. Panasonic’s Nano Surface Coating technology is present and correct to minimise flare and ghosting, while Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) compensates for camera shake. It’s even more effective when working in tandem with the Dual I.S. systems on Panasonic Lumix cameras.

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.