WOOHOO! As promised, I received the long awaited Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4.0-6.3 ASPH zoom lens from Panasonic New Zealand today!
It was raining cats and dogs when this super-zoom arrived outside my front door and I was dying to take it out with the Lumix GX8 (came together) for a spin!
Not wanting to give these lovely Panasonic beauties a shower, even though they both can take the plunge because both are weather sealed... I thought for this wet day 1, I will just take some quick shots from our rain drenched deck!
But first, lets look at this Leica designed super-zoom...
First of all, this is a heavy and PRICEY zoom lens, is Leica lenses EVER CHEAP?
Our local Photowarehouse is asking NZ$2,499 for this 985g (34.7 oz) beauty!
Why so much?