Panasonic Announces Two New Lenses, Post Focus Technology


Panasonic has announced the development of two new lenses along with a new technology called Post Focus.

The company is developing Leica DG 100–400mm f/4-6.3 telephoto zoom lens covering an equivalent range of 200–800mm for some of the Lumix Cameras with interchangeable lenses. The dust and splash-proof lens will feature digital signal exchange at 240 fps, autofocus with Depth From Defocus technology, a Power Optical Image Stabiliser.

Leica DG 100–400mm f/4-6.3 lens

Leica DG 100–400mm f/4-6.3 lens

Panasonic is also working on developing a Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 single focal length lens (35 mm camera equivalent) with a large diameter. Like the Leica DG 100–400mm lens, the G 25mm lens will also feature digital signal exchange at 240 fps and an autofocus with Depth From Defocus technology.

The Post Focus technology will allows users to select a focus point for an image after capture. The new technology combines Depth From Defocus technology and the 4K Photo technology and it functions by shifting focus during a 30fps burst of 4K footage. The company will introduce the Post Focus via a firmware update for Lumix GX8, Lumix FZ300 and some other models in late 2015.

The company has not announced any details regarding the price of the two upcoming lenses.

Tags: Post Focus technology, Leica DG 100–400mm f/4-6.3, Depth From Defocus technology, Power Optical Image Stabiliser, Lumix G 25mm f/1.7