Press release by Panasonic Canada
Panasonic Canada has announced that the company is developing the first LEICA DG 100-400 mm f/4.0-6.3 telephoto zoom lens (35-mm camera equivalent: 200-800mm) for the Micro Four Thirds system.
LEICA DG lenses are designed and developed in keeping with the stringent quality certification standards set by Leica. Four single focal length LEICA DG lenses have already been introduced to the market and have received worldwide acclaim.
The new telephoto zoom achieves exceptional imaging performance over the entire zoom range. It features high-speed digital signal exchange at 240 fps to comply with the high-speed, high-precision AF (Auto Focus) with DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology on the LUMIX G camera. Together with the POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), the lens allows users to focus on a target quickly to capture crisp, clear images. In addition, the new lens is highly versatile due to its splash/dust-proof rugged design which helps protect it during heavy field use.
The new telephoto zoom lens is well-proportioned in size and weight, which is a common advantage of all LUMIX G DSLM cameras, enabling handheld 800-mm (35-mm camera equivalent) telephoto shooting without using a tripod.
Panasonic is committed to the continued expansion of its digital interchangeable lens lineup with the addition of this new LEICA telephoto zoom lens to meet the wider-ranging needs of customers.