Panasonic Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4 Hands-on Preview

We go hands-on with the new premium Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Micro Four Thirds lens.

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Panasonic Leica 12 60mm (6)

We recently has a chance to have a look at the new premium Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Micro Four Thirds lens, which is equivalent to 24-120mm in 35mm terms. The lens will be available as part of a kit with the new Panasonic Lumix GH5, and focus was quick and snappy when we were using the lens. The lens has a solid metal construction, with physical switches on the side of the lens, and an extending lens barrel. 

Key Features

  • 5x optical zoom, 24-120mm equivalent
  • Fast, accurate focusing and silent operation
  • Spash, dust, freezeproof
  • 240fps AF linear motor
  • 5-axis dual IS 2 compatible
  • 4 ASPH, 2 ED elements
  • Power Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)

Panasonic also showed two other Leica branded lenses, at Photokina 2016, and these lenses are:

  • 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0, equivalent to 16-36mm (Under development)
  • 50-200mm f/2.8-4.0 (TBD), equivalent to 100 to 300mm. (Under study)

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH Photos of Equipment

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Comments


cmbfoto 4 1
5 Jan 2017 3:57AM
I like the the 12-60mm and for travel my Oly lens went through a few airports together. The other partner was the sister 50-200mm. So I'm wondering what that new 12-60 is going to run...

Chris
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6 Jan 2017 4:43AM
A really attractive lens. I haven't seen mentioned anywhere the zoom is internal or not. Can you pls confirm. TIA.
joshwa Plus
9 905 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2017 8:13AM

Quote:A really attractive lens. I haven't seen mentioned anywhere the zoom is internal or not. Can you pls confirm. TIA.


Hi BostonC - it's not internal, one of the pictures of the lens, shows the lens extended, thanks Josh
josa 7 25 Czech Republic
11 Jan 2017 1:18PM
Almost. Except price and weight. Maybe I'll buy it. Constant F4 would be lighter and cheaper!

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