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

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18 mm f/2.8-4 ASPH.
21 August 2017
Maciej Latałło

1. Introduction

In April 2017 the Micro 4/3 system was enlarged by another wide angle zoom lens, the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8–18 mm f/2.8–4 ASPH. It was a very interesting launch. The customers got a device with angles of view ranging from 62 to as much as 107 degrees and a very good aperture fastness as well. At the same time the lens is quite small and lightweight, with a filter thread just 67 mm in diameter. It means that, contrary to the instrument itself, you don’t need to pay through your nose for the filters.

Courtesy of Panasonic Polska, we got that device for testing very quickly and we were eager to check it out in practice. Was that lens up to scratch? How it managed to perform in our test? Let’s find out in the next chapters.

You are also invited to get acquainted with our test procedure, described in the article "How do we test lenses?" If you feel it’s still not enough, please go to our FAQ section where you can find some further explanation.

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

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