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Capture the moment with Lumix G9 II & Leica lenses

Posted on Sep 13, 2023

The Lumix G9 II offers budding videographers flexible framing, slow motion and shake correction for shooting on-the-go

Panasonic has revealed its latest releases – the Lumix G9 II and two Leica lenses. Tipped as the brands ‘most advanced Micro Four Thirds’ camera, it has phase detection autofocus and a live MOS sensor. It is geared towards the next generation of photographers and videographers, the launch appeals to a wide range of shooting situations.

In line with the ever-evolving demands of creative photography and videography, G9 II promises high-resolution, high-quality images and rich colours straight from the camera. Panasonic has applied its expertise in recognition technology to incorporate phase detection auto-focus (PDAF) and a high-speed shooting mode, providing the opportunity for improved power and performance. Focussed on flexibility, the G9 II appeals to creators from various fields.

The new 25.2-megapixel Live MOS sensor and new engine facilitate rich colour tones and when combined with the PDAF, is capable of tracking fast-moving objects clearly. Burst shooting at 60fps in AFC and SH pre-burst recording options are available to ensure the decisive moment in the action is not missed.

Panasonic has worked to improve its image stabilisation, by combining 8-stop body image stabiliser (B.I.S), 7.5-stop 5-axis dual I.S. 2, and advanced Active I.S. for increased video image stabilisation. These features provide greater support for handheld shooting.

Pricing and availability

The Lumix G9 II will be available in November 2023 and will be priced at £1699.

To find out more, head to the Panasonic website.

Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 35-100mm F2.8 lens

The Leica DG lens has been reimagined for increased performance, mobility and brightness. The Elmarit full-range F2.8 lens delivers brightness in all zoom ranges, giving photographers the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of photography styles including evening shooting. Users can make use of F2.8 brightness and bokeh effects that are unique to telephoto zoom shots, and the optimal lens structure which comprises of two ED lenses and one UED lens, adapting across the entire zoom range. Nano surface coating technology covers the lens to deal with unwanted light inside the lens, promising clear, natural colour with little ghosting and flare.

The LUMIX LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 35-100mm/F2.8 will be available in November 2023 for £1099.

Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 lens

Meet the new Leica DG lens that is compatible with teleconverters for full life-size macro shooting and ultra-telephoto zoom photography. The new lens promises stunning photographic performance throughout the zoom ranges to the edge of the frame. Similar to the 35-100mm lens, this lens has been arranged for optical performance with one aspherical lens, two ED lenses and one UED lens, which produce texture and high contrast.

With a focal length of 200mm-800mm, this lens is suited to capturing wild birds and animals, as well as fast-paced sporting events. The 2.0x teleconverter (sold separately) enabled 1600mm full-life size macro shooting for detailed shots of flowers, animals and other subjects.

The LUMIX LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm/F4.0-6.3 will be available in November 2023 for £1499.

For more, head to the Panasonic website.

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