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Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH Power O.I.S. Lens

The Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 lens is crowned as the longest super telephoto zoom for micro four thirds system providing advanced optics with an equivalent 200-800mm focal range.

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PANASONIC LEICA 100-400MM / F4-6.3 telephoto zoom lens SUMMARY

  • image stabiliser in a light and compact body
  • High resolution LEICA DG lens
  • Optimised for 4K video filming
  • Accurate 240fps autofocus and silent zoom operation
  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Splash and dustproof
 
LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. offers 100-400mm (35mm camera equivalent: 200-800mm) while achieving astonishingly high mobility with its compact size of overall length approx.171.5 mm / 6.75 inch and light weight of approx.985g / 34.74oz. A powerful 800mm (35mm camera equiv.) focal length pulls distant activities up so close they appear to be happening right in front of your eyes. It also features 0.5x (35mm camera equivalent) capability for impressive macro shot.

Clearing the strangent quality standard of LEICA, the lens system features is comprised of 20 elements in 13 groups including 2 ED lenses, 1 UED lens and 1 aspherical ED lens. UED and aspherical ED lens achieve high-resolution, high-contrast image from corner to corner. ED and UED lens effectively suppress chromatic aberration. Aspherical ED lens also helps dramatic downsizing despite its powerful zoom. Nine blades produces an attractively smooth defocus effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. They provide superb image quality across the entire zoom range.

LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. features splash/dust-proof rugged design to stand against heavy field use such as wildlife photography. Thanks to the compact and light weight profile, this lens can be mounted easily on all LUMIX DSLM cameras without needing a stand*. The Zoom ring Lock keeps the locked zoom position securely. A tripod mount has also been incorporated to enable faster conversion between landscape and portrait orientation. * Requires External Tripod Mount when using the lens on DMC-GH4 camera with a Battery Grip.

Incorporating an inner focus drive system and stepping motor, the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. is capable of smooth, silent operation to work with the camera's high-speed, high-precision contrast AF system for both photo and video recording. It is also compatible with the sensor drive at max. 240 fps to take maximum advantage of cameras with high-speed AF. This stunning AF performance is excellent enough to record 4K video, where precise focusing is severely required.

The POWER O.I.S. (Optical image Stabilizer) effectively compensates for the hand-shake movement, making it easy to shoot even without a tripod. The lens works with Dual I.S. (image Stabilizer) system when mounted on Panasonic LUMIX DSLM (Digital Siangle Lens Mirrorless) camera DMC-GX8.

PANASONIC LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400MM F/4-6.3 ASPH POWER O.I.S. LENS SPECIFICATIONS

Lens Construction

20 elements in 13 groups (1 aspherical ED lens, 1 UED lens, 2 ED lenses)

Mount

Micro Four Thirds mount

Optical Image Stabilizer

Yes (POWER O.I.S.)

Focal Length

100-400mm (35mm camera equivalent 200-800mm)

Aperture Type

9 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm

Maximum Aperture

F4.0(Wide) - F6.3(Tele)

Minimum Aperture

F22

Closest Focusing Distance

FULL:1.3m, LIMIT:5.0m

Maximum magnification

Approx. 0.25x / 0.5x (35mm camera equivalent)

General

Diagonal Angle of View

12°(Wide) to 3.1°(TELE)

Filter Size

φ72mm / 2.8in

Max. Diameter

φ83mm / 3.3in

Overall Length

Approx. 171.5mm / 6.75in (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)

Weight

Approx. 985g / 34.74oz (excluding lens cap, lens rear cap, lens hood and external tripod mount)

Autofocus: Yes
Aperture ring: N/A
Constant Aperture: N/A
Lens CIPA Image stabilization rating: N/A
Colour: N/A
Diameter (mm): 83
Length (mm): 172
Weight (g): 985
Distance scale: N/A
DoF scale: N/A
Elements: 20
Environmental Sealing: N/A
Focus distance limiter: Yes
Focal length: 100 - 400 mm
Focus method: N/A
Filter Thread: N/A
Full time manual: Yes
Groups: 13
Hood supplied: Yes
Lens Image stabilization: Yes
Lens mount: N/A
Lens Materials: N/A
Maximum focal length: 400
Maximum magnification: 0.25
Maximum aperture (number): 4
Maximum aperture (text): N/A
Max Format size: N/A
Minimum focal length: 100
Lens Minimum focus distance (m): 1.3
Minimum aperture (number): 22
Minimum aperture (text): N/A
Motor type: N/A
Number of diaphragm blades: 9
Power zoom: N/A
Special elements / coatings: 1 aspherical ED, 1 UED, 2 ED elements
Tripod collar: Yes
Lens type: N/A
Zoom lock: Yes
Zoom method: N/A
Notes: N/A

Our Verdict

 

The Panasonic LEICA 100-400mm/F4-6.3 lens is ideal for shooting 4K video but is equally suited for taking outdoor photography and subjects at a long range.

We Love

  • Its silent zoom, perfect for wildlife photography
  • The typical LEICA build, but in a compact and light form
  • Its 4K video support

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  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements or dust within the lens
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

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