• Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)
  • Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)
  • Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)
  • Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)
  • Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)
  • Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)
  • Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)
  • Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)
  • Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)
  • Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)
  • Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)

Panasonic LUMIX Professional 8-18mm Camera Lens, G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-E08018 (Black)

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  • NANO SURFACE COATING: Professional, high quality LEICA DG VARIO ELMARIT camera lens optics with Panasonics Nano Surface Coating to reduce unwanted ghosting and flaring for crystal-clear pictures (1 ASPH ED / 3 ASPH 2 ED / 1 UHR)
  • HIGH SPEED AUTO FOCUSING: Upgraded faster focus tracking via a 240 fps linear motor performs smooth aperture changes so there are no sudden jumps in exposure for improved video performance
  • 4K VIDEO SUPPORT: Smooth aperture changes and a silent design for enhanced capture of the scenes exposure and audio; AF performance records excellent 4K video where precise focusing is essential
  • WIDE ANGLE ZOOM LENS: A 73.4 millimeter.225x optical wide angle zoom 8 to 18 millimeter focal length lens with F2.8 4.0 ASPH (67 millimeter lens filter threads) delivers intricate details elusive in other lenses, particularly when shooting in low light or adverse conditions
  • RUGGED HIGH PERFORMANCE DESIGN: Durable metal body camera lens braves the elements in nearly any kind of weather or shooting location (Splashproof / Dustproof / Freezeproof)

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A stunning wide angle zoomThis lens is a must have for Panasonic GH5 users. It's size is slightly larger than the kit Panasonic-Leica 12-60mm, but this lens is just as useful. This is my go-to lens for all gimbal work. The front element does not extend when zooming which means I don't have to adjust the balance of the gimbal whether I'm at 8mm or 18mm. An added plus for videographers and landscape photographers is the non-protruding front which allows for use of 67mm filters -- THIS IS HUGE! The lens itself is well built with smooth zoom rings, and it's par-focal to boot! Panasonic definitely took their time getting it right, and out-doing their own 7-14mm. So what are the downsides? In my mind there are two. The aperture is not a constant 2.8, but the loss of the light is smoothly transitioned as one zooms, instead of in jarring 1/3 stop clicks. The second is that when using with IBIS on Panasonic bodies (I've used on the G85 and GH5) you can occasionally get warped distortion (or "Jello" appearance) of the outer corners of the image. This has apparently been rectified in the most recent firmware release for the GH5, but I have yet to confirm whether it's actually an improvement or not. But this is nitpicking for negatives. On the whole this lens is excellent, with a great build and sharp image renderings. I highly recommend this lens.5Best Ultra Wide Angle Lens for M43Fantastic ultra wide angle lens. Build quality is superb, weather sealed and no purple flaring. Zoom range full frame equivalent of 16-36mm is nice to have and unlike other micro four third ultra wide angle lenses you have the ability to mount filters directly to this lens. Great for landscape and architecture photography.5Video demo with this exact lens. Perfect for real estate photographers. Awesome real estate photography lens.There has been no color correction made to this video. It's pretty much as raw as you can get, minus the compression of course and the text.I am filming on a GH5 with a Rode Videomic.Hope this helps! I didn't see a lot of reviews with actual video of this lens in use.5Great lens. The Ultimate m43 UWA lens IMHO.Great lens so far. Bought it as replacement for my Olympus 7-14/2.8. The Olympus 7-14/2.8 is an amazing lens, but I found it more useful when doing serious work, but a lot less for walk-around. It was big and heavy (in m43 standards), would not take normal filters, and the adapter for 100mm square filters for it was decent, but required gentle handling. Finally the bulbous front element always made me worried I would bump it into something.The PanaLeica fixes pretty much everything I didn't like about the Olympus lens - it's smaller, much lighter (just a bit over half the weight!), and takes 67mm filters or filter holder adapters. It's the perfect walk-around lens, esp as it is also a little longer. Build quality seems really good - it may be half-a-step lower than the spectacular build quality of the Olympus PRO lenses, but it still feels very well built. Metal constructions, extremely smooth zoom and focus, and while the front element moves with zooming, it moves inside the barrel, so if you put a clear filter on top, you can assure no dust will go in. The "price" you pay - is that it's only 8mm wide, not 7mm, and that it's 2.8 only @ 8mm. Personally I find that a reasonable price to pay for what I get. If I need faster lens in the longer range, I can switch to other lenses.In terms of image quality - I have not yet stress tested it - but it seems sharp across the range even wide open. AF is fast and accurate as with all modern m43 lenses. It is also parfocal. Finally - as I use it on Olympus (EM1II) I was a little concerned of potential issues with purple flaring as with the Panasonic 7-14/4. I'm glad to say I have not encountered such issues yet, despite aggressively shooting into light sources...5Most sensible choice on UWAAfter agonizing for several months, I bit the bullet and bought one to replace a 4/3 9-18. It is overall a better product than the old 4/3 UWA. Build and AF are two immediate improvements. In terms of IQ, there is little difference between the two in the center. However, edge performance is much better with this PL 8-18. CA is another improvement even though the old 4/3 is supposed to be good. I passed Oly 7-14 because it is too big, expensive and does not take filter. I also did not consider the m4/3 9-18 because it is too expensive relative to this PL 8-18.5GODLY LENS!!! Leica and Panasonic's BEASTSuper-wide angle to 36mm equiv. (18mm) makes everything so much easier. I used to shoot solely on fast primes so I was leaning towards the 12mm f/1.4 panaleica, but this baby came out and I pulled the trigger on this purchase. Not regretting a single moment.Aside from the heavier, bulkier build, which is easy to get used to, this lens provides varied perspectives with enough lighting and the image quality provided by the Leica design and Japanese engineering.Definitely try out this lens, and you might fall for it, too.Videographers, this lens is butter, the zoom is parfocal so you don't need to worry about autofocus, etc. Though the autofocus drive in this lens is very fast (240fps auto focus drive). 4K and on...puffintreesco.com5Great super wide lens but not great for low light.This is a great lens that s a perfect weight to balance to gimbals. It s sharp at all focal lengths in true Leica style. However, what kills it for me is the variable aperture. The Olympus 7-14, while lacking as much reach in the far end zoom, maintains a constant f/2.8 aperture. This is mostly a weakness for low light shooting, which I do regularly, so I ended up returning this lens to another solution.Additionally the lens flare from pinpoint light sources on screen, especially with LED DJ/concert lights isn t particularly pleasing. It looks a bit dirty for some reason.3HappyGreat lens- The same size as the stock kit G85 12-60mm Lumix lens. You have to experiment to see the conditions under which the super wide settings look best with minimum stretching and distortion of subjects, since although it keeps all lines straight, it WILL stretch subjects on far sides of frame. Super wide (under 12mm) best for landscapes or wide interiors-- OR when you are close to subject. IF you need even wider, the Rokinon 7.5mm is fantastic, and will fill the frame without vignetting on a m43 camera, albeit it will curve the sides of straight objects. I have both.5From a Olympus user, this is the best ultra wide m43 lens (better than the Olympus 7-14mm Pro)1. Background, I'm very familiar with the Olympus m43 line and some of the Panasonic lens line (i.e. I have the Olympus 12-40mm, 12-100mm, 40-150mm, Panasonic 12-35mm, 35-100mm etc... and I have some other stuff, but you get the point). I also forgot to mention that I've tested the Olympus 7-14mm and the Panasonic version as well.2. On a tangent, I wasn't impressed with the recent Panasonic / Leica 12-60mm as well as their super telephoto (100-400mm) and thus I was dubious about the quality of this lens. I readily admit I was wrong about my reservations about this lens; again, I'm not a Panasonic lens expert but of the various ones I've owned / tested, this is their most impressive lens.3. Several Impressions: -- Well built; I would say that the Olympus Pro lens feel more robust, but that's not to mean this isn't well built. -- Perfect size: this may relate to the above impression that it doesn't feel as robust compared to the Olympus Pro Line but for me, at least in this instance, that's a good or ok thing. Simply because the size is fairly compact, it is relatively light; really nice for a m4/3 camera. As an example, I would say that the Olympus 12-100mm is on the border of too large / heavy for a m43 camera and I use the EM1 v2. --Feel / action: very good and smooth --Quality: I haven't done scientific experiments but in comparing this to my other lens (at similar focal lengths, when possible) and shooting on a tripod etc... etc... Yes, this lens is excellent. Obviously most folks are going to wonder how sharp this lens is at 8mm; it's really good. I'm going to tick off people, but from my recollection and in reviewing my prior test shots (because I don't have the Olympus 7-14mm at home), this Panasonic is definitely sharper. Of course the Olympus is wider by 1mm, but the Panasonic has the overt advantage of size (i.e. lighter), image quality (yes, I'm opinion) and ability to utilize filters.Highly recommended5Ideal ultra wide zoom for MFTTop notch lens, perhaps the best zoom lens I ve ever had. Build quality outstanding, compact, useful zoom range, good fastness, takes filters - ideal zoom lens for MFT.5
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Description
  • NANO SURFACE COATING: Professional, high quality LEICA DG VARIO ELMARIT camera lens optics with Panasonics Nano Surface Coating to reduce unwanted ghosting and flaring for crystal-clear pictures (1 ASPH ED / 3 ASPH 2 ED / 1 UHR)
  • HIGH SPEED AUTO FOCUSING: Upgraded faster focus tracking via a 240 fps linear motor performs smooth aperture changes so there are no sudden jumps in exposure for improved video performance
  • 4K VIDEO SUPPORT: Smooth aperture changes and a silent design for enhanced capture of the scenes exposure and audio; AF performance records excellent 4K video where precise focusing is essential
  • WIDE ANGLE ZOOM LENS: A 73.4 millimeter.225x optical wide angle zoom 8 to 18 millimeter focal length lens with F2.8 4.0 ASPH (67 millimeter lens filter threads) delivers intricate details elusive in other lenses, particularly when shooting in low light or adverse conditions
  • RUGGED HIGH PERFORMANCE DESIGN: Durable metal body camera lens braves the elements in nearly any kind of weather or shooting location (Splashproof / Dustproof / Freezeproof)
Reviews

Customer Reviews

A stunning wide angle zoomThis lens is a must have for Panasonic GH5 users. It's size is slightly larger than the kit Panasonic-Leica 12-60mm, but this lens is just as useful. This is my go-to lens for all gimbal work. The front element does not extend when zooming which means I don't have to adjust the balance of the gimbal whether I'm at 8mm or 18mm. An added plus for videographers and landscape photographers is the non-protruding front which allows for use of 67mm filters -- THIS IS HUGE! The lens itself is well built with smooth zoom rings, and it's par-focal to boot! Panasonic definitely took their time getting it right, and out-doing their own 7-14mm. So what are the downsides? In my mind there are two. The aperture is not a constant 2.8, but the loss of the light is smoothly transitioned as one zooms, instead of in jarring 1/3 stop clicks. The second is that when using with IBIS on Panasonic bodies (I've used on the G85 and GH5) you can occasionally get warped distortion (or "Jello" appearance) of the outer corners of the image. This has apparently been rectified in the most recent firmware release for the GH5, but I have yet to confirm whether it's actually an improvement or not. But this is nitpicking for negatives. On the whole this lens is excellent, with a great build and sharp image renderings. I highly recommend this lens.5Best Ultra Wide Angle Lens for M43Fantastic ultra wide angle lens. Build quality is superb, weather sealed and no purple flaring. Zoom range full frame equivalent of 16-36mm is nice to have and unlike other micro four third ultra wide angle lenses you have the ability to mount filters directly to this lens. Great for landscape and architecture photography.5Video demo with this exact lens. Perfect for real estate photographers. Awesome real estate photography lens.There has been no color correction made to this video. It's pretty much as raw as you can get, minus the compression of course and the text.I am filming on a GH5 with a Rode Videomic.Hope this helps! I didn't see a lot of reviews with actual video of this lens in use.5Great lens. The Ultimate m43 UWA lens IMHO.Great lens so far. Bought it as replacement for my Olympus 7-14/2.8. The Olympus 7-14/2.8 is an amazing lens, but I found it more useful when doing serious work, but a lot less for walk-around. It was big and heavy (in m43 standards), would not take normal filters, and the adapter for 100mm square filters for it was decent, but required gentle handling. Finally the bulbous front element always made me worried I would bump it into something.The PanaLeica fixes pretty much everything I didn't like about the Olympus lens - it's smaller, much lighter (just a bit over half the weight!), and takes 67mm filters or filter holder adapters. It's the perfect walk-around lens, esp as it is also a little longer. Build quality seems really good - it may be half-a-step lower than the spectacular build quality of the Olympus PRO lenses, but it still feels very well built. Metal constructions, extremely smooth zoom and focus, and while the front element moves with zooming, it moves inside the barrel, so if you put a clear filter on top, you can assure no dust will go in. The "price" you pay - is that it's only 8mm wide, not 7mm, and that it's 2.8 only @ 8mm. Personally I find that a reasonable price to pay for what I get. If I need faster lens in the longer range, I can switch to other lenses.In terms of image quality - I have not yet stress tested it - but it seems sharp across the range even wide open. AF is fast and accurate as with all modern m43 lenses. It is also parfocal. Finally - as I use it on Olympus (EM1II) I was a little concerned of potential issues with purple flaring as with the Panasonic 7-14/4. I'm glad to say I have not encountered such issues yet, despite aggressively shooting into light sources...5Most sensible choice on UWAAfter agonizing for several months, I bit the bullet and bought one to replace a 4/3 9-18. It is overall a better product than the old 4/3 UWA. Build and AF are two immediate improvements. In terms of IQ, there is little difference between the two in the center. However, edge performance is much better with this PL 8-18. CA is another improvement even though the old 4/3 is supposed to be good. I passed Oly 7-14 because it is too big, expensive and does not take filter. I also did not consider the m4/3 9-18 because it is too expensive relative to this PL 8-18.5GODLY LENS!!! Leica and Panasonic's BEASTSuper-wide angle to 36mm equiv. (18mm) makes everything so much easier. I used to shoot solely on fast primes so I was leaning towards the 12mm f/1.4 panaleica, but this baby came out and I pulled the trigger on this purchase. Not regretting a single moment.Aside from the heavier, bulkier build, which is easy to get used to, this lens provides varied perspectives with enough lighting and the image quality provided by the Leica design and Japanese engineering.Definitely try out this lens, and you might fall for it, too.Videographers, this lens is butter, the zoom is parfocal so you don't need to worry about autofocus, etc. Though the autofocus drive in this lens is very fast (240fps auto focus drive). 4K and on...puffintreesco.com5Great super wide lens but not great for low light.This is a great lens that s a perfect weight to balance to gimbals. It s sharp at all focal lengths in true Leica style. However, what kills it for me is the variable aperture. The Olympus 7-14, while lacking as much reach in the far end zoom, maintains a constant f/2.8 aperture. This is mostly a weakness for low light shooting, which I do regularly, so I ended up returning this lens to another solution.Additionally the lens flare from pinpoint light sources on screen, especially with LED DJ/concert lights isn t particularly pleasing. It looks a bit dirty for some reason.3HappyGreat lens- The same size as the stock kit G85 12-60mm Lumix lens. You have to experiment to see the conditions under which the super wide settings look best with minimum stretching and distortion of subjects, since although it keeps all lines straight, it WILL stretch subjects on far sides of frame. Super wide (under 12mm) best for landscapes or wide interiors-- OR when you are close to subject. IF you need even wider, the Rokinon 7.5mm is fantastic, and will fill the frame without vignetting on a m43 camera, albeit it will curve the sides of straight objects. I have both.5From a Olympus user, this is the best ultra wide m43 lens (better than the Olympus 7-14mm Pro)1. Background, I'm very familiar with the Olympus m43 line and some of the Panasonic lens line (i.e. I have the Olympus 12-40mm, 12-100mm, 40-150mm, Panasonic 12-35mm, 35-100mm etc... and I have some other stuff, but you get the point). I also forgot to mention that I've tested the Olympus 7-14mm and the Panasonic version as well.2. On a tangent, I wasn't impressed with the recent Panasonic / Leica 12-60mm as well as their super telephoto (100-400mm) and thus I was dubious about the quality of this lens. I readily admit I was wrong about my reservations about this lens; again, I'm not a Panasonic lens expert but of the various ones I've owned / tested, this is their most impressive lens.3. Several Impressions: -- Well built; I would say that the Olympus Pro lens feel more robust, but that's not to mean this isn't well built. -- Perfect size: this may relate to the above impression that it doesn't feel as robust compared to the Olympus Pro Line but for me, at least in this instance, that's a good or ok thing. Simply because the size is fairly compact, it is relatively light; really nice for a m4/3 camera. As an example, I would say that the Olympus 12-100mm is on the border of too large / heavy for a m43 camera and I use the EM1 v2. --Feel / action: very good and smooth --Quality: I haven't done scientific experiments but in comparing this to my other lens (at similar focal lengths, when possible) and shooting on a tripod etc... etc... Yes, this lens is excellent. Obviously most folks are going to wonder how sharp this lens is at 8mm; it's really good. I'm going to tick off people, but from my recollection and in reviewing my prior test shots (because I don't have the Olympus 7-14mm at home), this Panasonic is definitely sharper. Of course the Olympus is wider by 1mm, but the Panasonic has the overt advantage of size (i.e. lighter), image quality (yes, I'm opinion) and ability to utilize filters.Highly recommended5Ideal ultra wide zoom for MFTTop notch lens, perhaps the best zoom lens I ve ever had. Build quality outstanding, compact, useful zoom range, good fastness, takes filters - ideal zoom lens for MFT.5
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