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
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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How good for video is this lens when mounted on ...

How good for video is this lens when mounted on GH5 and walking ?
Asked by: Adam
If you're using this with the GH5's IBIS or with a gimbal/stabilizer, or both (best case scenario), you should not have much trouble. The effects of walking with a wide angle-of-view tends to be less severe, so you should be fine! :)
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-06-21

How good is this lens for video while walking ?

How good is this lens for video while walking ?
Asked by: Adam
To be honest, results will be vary based on your "tolerance". For one, the lens has no stabilization, meaning if your camera does not have in-body stabilization, you might see some jerkiness when shooting while moving. However, if you're using this with a gimbal/stabilizer, you should not have much trouble. Also, the effects of walking with a wide angle-of-view tends to be less severe. So depending on what you find acceptable, your results may vary. However, part from the issues with IS, this is an incredibly sharp MFT lens with a pretty solid aperture. It's also weather-resistant and a 240fps autofocus drive.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-06-21

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?

How is this lens for night or astro photography?
Asked by: Felita
At 8mm f 2.8 works well at longer focal length becomes f4 not as well
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-10

Is focus on this lens linear or fly by wire?

Is focus on this lens linear or fly by wire?
Asked by: Wes
This is focus by wire
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-03

Does this lens support the focus ...

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: 2021-06-13

Are there MTF curves published for this lens?

Are there MTF curves published for this lens?
Asked by: Tom
There is MTF information for this lens at: https://www.opticallimits.com/m43/1043_leica818f284?start=1
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2019-12-12

Does it have any focus breathing? How severe?

Does it have any focus breathing? How severe?
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.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-08-04
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