Panasonic introduces a Leica D large-diameter telephoto zoom lens. The new Leica D Vario-Elmar 14-150mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH. Mega O.I.S., lens offers an exceptionally long zoom range of 14-150mm (35mm equivalent: 28-300mm) and complies with the Four Thirds System to assure wide compatibility with other camera models. It will be available in the market from around November 2007. The new lens provides a considerably longer telephoto range than the previously released Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50mm F2.8-3.5 ASPH. Mega O.I.S. lens, yet is just as compact and lightweight. This impressive downsizing is the result of incorporating four aspherical lenses in the unit.
Panasonic is pleased to announce the LECIA D Vario-Elmar 14-50mm F3.8-5.6 Mega O.I.S. is a large- diameter standard zoom lens featuring a focal length from 14mm to 50mm and compliance with the Four Thirds System. Positioned below the previously released Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50mm F2.8 -3.5 ASPH. Mega O.I.S., the new lens comes in a more compact and light-weighted body while keeping the optical design and meeting Leica`s stringent quality and performance standards. It delivers high resolution and contrast from edge to edge especially at the telephoto end and captures beautiful portrait photos with an attractive smoothness in out-of-focus areas, produced by the seven-blade diaphragm aperture.