Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH is the newest lens intended to be used with the micro four thirds system. The focal length of 8-18mm is the equivalent of 16-36mm for full frame, thanks to which the lens is very versatile, especially when it comes to video-making.
The optical system consists of 15 elements placed in 10 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses, 2 elements made of low-dispersion glass and one UHR lens. The lens has also been equipped with NSC coatings.
1). Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH is equipped with a quiet, fast and precise autofocus drive and a 7-blade aperture (f/2.8 is f/22). The whole construction is, of course, sealed.
The lens is available on pre-sale for $1100.