Panasonic today introduces a new wide zoom lens, the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 8-18mm / F2.8-4.0 ASPH.

The lens covers a focusing distance from ultra wide angle to super telephoto.

Offering fantastic picture quality and high performance for both photos and video recordings, Panasonic have still managed to keep the size compact.

The Nano Surface Coating technology is employed to minimize ghosts and flaring.

This superb lens is incorporated in a dust/splash proof design, and it is even freeze -poof to a temperature of -10C when the lens needs to work professionally in harsh conditions.

Now for the technical information.....

Comprising 15 elements in 10 groups, the lens system features an aspherical ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens, three aspherical lenses, two ED lenses and an UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) lens.

The sensor drive at max. 240 fps enables to take full advantage of cameras with high-speed, high-precision Contrast AF.

The optical design achieves exceptional barycentric stability to minimize image shifts during zooming.

Want to learn more? See the latest press release from Panasonic HERE.