Leica 14-150mm Four Thirds Lens in the Works

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Leica 14-150mm Four Thirds Lens

Panasonic and Leica are working on a new Leica D Vario-Elmar 14-150mm/ f3.5-5.6 zoom lens for the Four Thirds system. This will have an equivalent zoom of 28-300mm in the 35mm format.

Aside from providing a longer telephoto range, the new Leica lens also incorporates Panasonic’s Mega O.I.S. optical image stabilizer – which uses the Venus Engine LSI – allowing for easy super-telephoto shots without using a tripod.

When used with the Lumix DMC-L1 or the Leica Digilux 3, the aperture ring provides intuitive control along with the focus and zoom rings.

Panasonic says the new lens is the first Leica D lens to incorporate Extra Silent Motor (XSM) technology, which assures quick, quiet, accurate auto focusing control.

Price and availability of the new lens are still to be announced.

[Site Panasonic Japan]

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