Leica Vario-Elmar 14-50mm/F3.8-5.6 Mega O.I.S. Lens

The new lens comes in a more compact and light-weight body. According to the press release: “The LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR comprises 15 lens elements in 11 groups, including two aspherical lenses, minimising distortion and peripheral vignetting at the wide end. Two ED (extra-low dispersion) lenses reduce chromatic aberration to an absolute minimum. Across the entire 28-100 mm zoom range, it captures high-resolution, high-contrast images that are clear from corner to corner.
With a minimum focus distance of 29 cm even at full zoom, the new lens provides a maximum photographic magnification of 0.42x (35mm equivalent). This combines with Mega O.I.S. hand-shake correction to let you capture outstanding macro shots even at tele-end without using a tripod.”

The the seven-blade diaphragm aperture produces a nice DOF effect at telephoto end, and, the new lens system uses multi-coated lens elements that reduce ghosting and flare to an absolute minimum.
With Panasonic cameras, it is compatible with the face detection system.
The Leica 14-50mm f/3.8-5.6 lens will be available from October 2007 stand-alone or with the Panasonic DMC-L10 SLR kit.

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