Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. Lens

BH #PA81828LDG • MFR #H-E08018
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. Lens
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 16-36mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical ED and One UHR Element
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A versatile wide-angle zoom, the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. Lens from Panasonic is a 16-36mm equivalent lens that blends optical excellence with durable, refined physical design for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Designed in collaboration with Leica, this lens employs a series of low dispersion and aspherical elements to realize sharp and clear imagery with controlled fringing and aberrations, and a Nano Surface Coating also helps to minimize flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color accuracy. The durable metal lens body is splash, dust, and freezeproof for use in trying environmental conditions, and a fast 240 fps autofocus drive suits both photo and video shooting in a variety of working situations.
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Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8... Overview

A versatile wide-angle zoom, the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. Lens from Panasonic is a 16-36mm equivalent lens that blends optical excellence with durable, refined physical design for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Designed in collaboration with Leica, this lens employs a series of low dispersion and aspherical elements to realize sharp and clear imagery with controlled fringing and aberrations, and a Nano Surface Coating also helps to minimize flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color accuracy. The durable metal lens body is splash, dust, and freezeproof for use in trying environmental conditions, and a fast 240 fps autofocus drive suits both photo and video shooting in a variety of working situations.

Wide-angle zoom designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras, this lens offers a 16-36mm equivalent focal length range.
One aspherical ED element, three aspherical elements, two extra-low dispersion elements, and one ultra high-refractive index element all combine to suppress color fringing, chromatic aberrations, and spherical aberrations for high clarity, sharpness, and color accuracy.
Nano Surface Coating has been applied to individual elements to control lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
Fast 240 fps autofocus drive delivers smooth, accurate, and quiet focusing performance to benefit both stills and video applications.
Splash, dust, and freezeproof design benefits working in inclement weather conditions.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 885170317666

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8... Specs

Focal Length8 to 18mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 16 to 36mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8 to 4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Format CompatibilityMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View107° to 62°
Minimum Focus Distance9.06" / 23 cm
Maximum Magnification0.12x
Optical Design15 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.89 x 3.46" / 73.4 x 88 mm
Weight11.11 oz / 315 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.215 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.15 x 4.5 x 4.45"
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I notice that several owners of this lens have ...

I notice that several owners of this lens have complained about it being decentered. Is this still an issue or were only copies effected?
Asked by: Dan
Majority of our customers did not have any issue ( Over 99%)
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-16

How is this lens for night or astro photography?

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Date published: 2021-02-10

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Date published: 2021-02-03

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Does this lens support the focus bracketing/stacking feature on the Olympus E-M1 MkIII?
Asked by: Barry
Internal focus stacking for the Olympus EM1 III only works with certain Olympus lenses.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-03-25

Are there MTF curves published for this lens?

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Date published: 2019-12-12

Does it have any focus breathing? How severe?

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Asked by: Luca
As a photography lens this will have some focus breathing. We do not have a specific measurement, but it will be noticeable.
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Date published: 2019-08-04

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Would this be suitable for real estate photos mounted on a GH5?
Asked by: Barry
Absolutely, yes I would use this lens for interior and exterior shots. Gorgeous images from wide field of view with zero edge distortion and zero CA. I prefer the 8-18mm over the 12-35mm lens as it has just that much more wideness for those tight shots as well as the zoom. Certainly worth the investment. I believe you will enjoy the image quality. Great all-purpose lens.
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Is the included Hoya filter a slim enough profile ...

Is the included Hoya filter a slim enough profile to avoid vignetting with this lens at 8 mm?
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