Panasonic Announce 8-18mm Ultra Wide Zoom

Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH.

Panasonic has announced a new lightweight and compact 8-18mm ultra-wide zoom lens.

The new lens has a wide f/2.8-4.0 max aperture, making it ideal for low light situations. It features Panasonic's Nano Surface Coating technology to minimise ghosting and flare.

The lens has a dust and splash-proof design as well as being freezeproof to -10 degrees C. 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 Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH will be available at the end of may with an RRP of £1049.

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