This ultra telephoto zoom lens 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. Furthermore, the weather-sealed 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, the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. can be mounted easily on all LUMIX Mirrorless cameras without needing a stand.
High Quality Lens Features
Clearing the stringent quality standard of LEICA, the lens system features is comprised of 20 elements in 13 groups, featuring two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses, an UED (Ultra Extra-low Dispersion) lens and an aspherical ED lens. The use of UED and aspherical ED lens achieves high resolution, high contrast image from corner to corner. Chromatic aberration is effectively suppressed thanks to the ED and UED lenses. Adoption of aspherical ED lens also helps dramatic downsizing despite its powerful 800mm (35mm camera equiv.) optical zoom. It also features 0.5x (35mm camera equiv.) capability for impressive macro shot.
LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.
Incorporating an inner focus drive system and linear motor, the new 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.
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 Single Lens Mirrorless) camera DMC-GX8.
Attractive and Smooth Functionality
Nine blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth defocus effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. The Zoom Ring Lock keeps the locked zoom position securely. A rotatable tripod mount attached to the lens helps quick change of horizontal/vertical composition. Highly reliable metal mount endures long time use. Additionally, the sophisticated metallic-finished look of the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-RS100400) suits the profile of stylish camera body of LUMIX G.
Compact & Lightweight
The H-RS100400E lens is easy to carry around with flexible framing thanks to its highly mobile body, making telephoto photography more accessible and user-friendly.
Supporting video capabilities with fine AF tuning and tracking performance which is compatible with 4K resolution (delicate focusing is required), aided by the silence of the lens operation.