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

Leica Vario Elmarit 12 60mm Front Oblique View

This is the first of a new range of premium Leica DG optics, designed for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) format and reviewed here using the Panasonic Lumix G6 body. 12-60mm on MFT equates to a “35mm-equivalent” of 24-120mm, making an extremely versatile standard zoom range. Appended with the legendary Leica name, expectations will be high, so let’s see how the lens performs with a keen sense of anticipation.

Handling and Features

Right from the start, it’s clear that this is a premium quality, professional offering. Apart from the excellent finish we have a solid lens, dust, splash and freeze-proof down to -10C. The weight is a modest 320g, a perfect balance for the Panasonic Lumix G6 used for the review.

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