Leica/Leitz 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 DG Vario M43

Native L Mount (MFT)


A standard zoom lens for the Micro Four Thirds system (M43) offering a versatile focal range of 24-120mm in 35mm terms.


Lens Groupset

Panasonic Lumix


L Mount/MFT Mount

Sensor Size/Coverage

Micro 4/3

Lens Type

Autofocus Lens, Zoom Lens

Power O.I.S. helps to combat camera shake, however lens extends when zooming, changing the centre of gravity meaning that if used for gimbals, a change of focal length will require rebalancing.  However at only 86mm (zoomed out) and 320g, it is extremely small and lightweight, so perfectly suited for Panasonic GH5 and equivalent and silent focussing make it extremely suited to video applications.

Focal Range

At the 12mm end of the zoom range, the lens has a diagonal angle of view of 84°, equivalent to that of a 24mm lens in a 35mm system.

At the 60mm end, the angle of view is 20°, which is the same as that of a 120mm lens on a 35mm full-frame camera.

Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH

Field of view at 12mm







Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPHField of view at 60mm

Lens Construction 14 elements in 12 groups (4 aspherical lenses, 2 ED lenses)
Nano Surface Coating Yes
Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Optical Image Stabilizer Yes (POWER O.I.S.)
Focal Length f=12-60mm (35mm camera equivalent 24-120mm)
Aperture Type 9 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Maximum Aperture F2.8 (Wide) – F4.0 (Tele)
Minimum Aperture F22
Closest Focusing Distance 0.20m/0.66ft (at focal length 12mm) / 0.24m/0.79ft (at focal length 60mm)
Maximum Magnification Approx. 0.3x / 0.6x (35mm camera equivalent)
Diagonal Angle of View 84°(Wide) – 20°(Tele)
Filter Size 62mm / 2.44inch
Max. Diameter 68.4mm / 2.69inch
Overall Length Approx. 86mm / 3.39inch (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
Weight Approx. 320g / 11.29oz (excluding lens cap, lens rear cap and lens hood)
Standard Accessories Lens cap, Lens rear cap, Lens hood, Lens storage bag
Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 DG Vario M43
Front and Rear Caps.

Flight Case: 28 x 26 x 18cm    1.90kg
Country Of Origin: Germany

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