- This lens has a dust-proof and splash-proof construction. When using it, please be careful of the following. If the lens is not working properly, consult the dealer or your nearest Service Center.
- Please attach the lens to a dust-proof and splashproof digital camera.
- When detaching the lens from the digital camera, take care to ensure that sand, dust, splashes of water etc., do not get into the lens or the terminals.
- This lens is not waterproof and cannot be used to record underwater. For splash-proofing, the lens is constructed to resist the entry of water. If splashes of water etc. do adhere to the lens, wipe after use with a soft dry cloth.
- To improve the dust-proofing and splash-proofing of this lens, a lens mount rubber is used in the mounting portion. After changing the lens a number of times, you may find that the lens mount rubber has marked the mount portion of the digital camera body, which does not affect its performance. For information on changing the lens mount rubber, contact your nearest Service Center.
- Do not press the lens with excessive force.
- When there is dirt (water, oil, and fingerprints, etc.) on the surface of the lens, the picture may be affected. Lightly wipe the surface of the lens with a soft, dry cloth before and after taking pictures.
- To prevent dust and other particles from accumulating on or entering the lens, attach the lens rear cap when the lens is not in use.
- To protect the lens contact points , do not place the lens with its mount surface facing down. In addition, do not allow the lens contact points to become dirty. (See illustration )
About Condensation (Fogging of the Lens)
- Condensation occurs when there are differences in temperature and humidity as described below. Condensation can cause the lens to become dirty and lead to mold and malfunctioning, so exercise caution in the following situations:
- When the camera is brought indoors from outside during cold weather
- When the camera is brought into an air-conditioned car
- When cold air from an air conditioner is directly blown onto the lens
- In humid places
- If condensation occurs, turn the power off and leave it for about two hours. Once the camera acclimatizes to the surrounding temperature the condensation will go away naturally.
Product numbers correct as of January 2017. These may be subject to change.
- Lens Pouch
- Lens Cap
- Lens Rear Cap
- Lens Hood
- The lens rear cap and lens cap are attached to the interchangeable lens at the time of purchase.
Names and Functions of Components
- Lens surface
- Focus ring
Rotate to focus when taking pictures with manual focus (MF).
- Zoom ring
Rotate the zoom ring when you wish to take large (tele) or wide (wide angle) pictures.
- [O.I.S.] switch
When the lens is attached to the camera the stabilizer function is set to activate if the O.I.S. switch is set to [ON].
- We recommend setting the O.I.S. switch to [OFF] when using a tripod.
- [AF/MF] switch
This allows you to switch between Auto Focus (AF) and Manual Focus (MF).
- When either the [AF/MF] switch of the lens or the setting of the camera is set to [MF], Manual Focus (MF) is enabled.
- Lens fitting mark
- Contact points
- Lens mount rubber
- When recording on the wide-angle side and using the flash, the periphery of the screen may darken. In such cases, we recommend using the external flash.
- If you zoom after focusing, focusing errors may occur. After zooming, please perform the focusing again.
- In very quiet situations Auto Focus operating sounds may be recorded during motion picture recording. This is not a malfunction. In such situations, switching to Manual Focus will improve the situation.
- If you set the O.I.S. to [ON] when recording a motion picture, operating sounds may be recorded. If they become bothersome, we recommend setting the O.I.S. switch to [OFF] and mounting the camera on a tripod.
- Vignetting may occur if using 2 or more filters at the same time.
- It is possible to attach the lens cap with the filter already attached.
- When using the lens hood and a filter at the same time, attach the filter first.
- You cannot attach a conversion lens or adaptor to this lens. A filter may be used, but attaching any other element may cause damage to the lens.
Attaching the Lens Hood (Supplied Accessory) (See illustration )
Hold the lens hood with your fingers placed as shown in the picture ().
- Do not hold the lens hood in a way that twists or bends it. ()
- Align the mark () on the lens hood with the mark on the tip of the lens.
- Rotate the lens hood in the direction of the arrow until it clicks and then align the mark () on the lens hood with the mark on the tip of the lens.
- Removing the lens hood (See illustration )
Rotate the lens hood in the direction of the arrow while pushing the button on the lens hood.
- Temporarily Storing the Lens Hood (See illustration )
- Align the mark () on the lens hood with the mark on the tip of the lens.
- Rotate the lens hood in the direction of the arrow until it clicks into place.
- When taking pictures with the flash with the lens hood attached, the lower portion of the screen may turn dark (vignetting effect) and the control of the flash may be disabled because the photo flash may be obscured by the lens hood. We recommend detaching the lens hood.
Cautions for Use
Take care not to drop or knock the lens. Also take care not to put a lot of pressure on the lens.
- Take care not to drop the bag that you inserted the lens in as it may strongly shock the lens. The camera may stop operating normally and pictures may no longer be recorded. Also, the lens may be damaged.
- When carrying the digital camera with the lens attached, hold both the digital camera and the lens.
When using pesticides and other volatile substances around the camera make sure that they do not get onto the lens.
- If such substances get onto the lens they can damage the exterior case or cause the paint to peel.
Do not point the lens at the sun or other strong light sources.
- This could cause the lens to collect an excessive amount of light, resulting in fire and malfunction.
- Under no circumstances should the unit be stored in any of the following locations since doing so may cause problems in operation or malfunctioning.
- In direct sunlight or on a beach in summer
- In locations with high temperatures and humidity levels or where the changes in temperature and humidity are acute
- In locations with high concentrations of sand, dust or dirt
- Where there is fire
- Near heaters, air conditioners or humidifiers
- Where water may make the unit wet
- Where there is vibration
- Inside a vehicle
- Refer also to the owner's manual of the digital camera.
- When the unit is not going to be used for a prolonged period, we recommend storing with a desiccant (silica gel). Failure to do so may result in performance failure caused by mold, etc. It is recommended that you check the unit's operation prior to use.
- Do not leave the lens in contact with rubber or plastic products for extended periods of time.
- Do not touch the lens contact point. Doing so can cause failure of the unit.
- Do not disassemble or alter the unit.
Do not use while directly touching the lens at low temperatures for a long period of time.
- In cold places (environments below 0 oC (32 oF), such as ski slopes), prolonged direct contact with the metal parts of the lens may cause skin injury. Use gloves or similar when using the lens for long periods.
Do not use benzine, thinner, alcohol or other similar cleaning agents to clean the lens glass or exterior cabinet.
- Using solvents can damage the lens or cause the paint to peel.
- Wipe off any dust or fingerprints with a soft, dry cloth.
- Use a dry, dust cloth to remove dirt and dust on the lens mount rubber, zoom ring, or focus ring.
- Do not use a household detergent or a chemically treated cloth.
A sound is heard when the camera is turned on or off. A sound is heard from the lens when taking a picture of a bright subject such as when outdoors.
- This is the sound of lens or aperture movement and is not a malfunction.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
INTERCHANGEABLE LENS FOR DIGITAL CAMERA "LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-60 mm/F2.8-4.0 ASPH./ POWER O.I.S."
|f=12 mm to 60 mm
(35 mm film camera equivalent: 24 mm to 120 mm)
|9 diaphragm blades/circular aperture diaphragm
|F2.8 (Wide) to F4.0 (Tele)
|Minimum aperture value
|14 elements in 12 groups (4 aspherical lenses, 2 ED lenses)
|Nano surface coating
|In focus distance
|0.20 m (0.66 feet) to (Wide) / 0.24 m (0.79 feet) to (Tele) (from the focus distance reference line)
|Maximum image magnification
|0.3k (35 mm film camera equivalent: 0.6k)
|Optical image stabilizer
|Available (Switching ON/OFF)
|Available (Switching AF/MF)
|"Micro Four Thirds Mount"
|Angle of view
|84x (Wide) to 20x (Tele)
|Approx. 68.4 mm (2.7 inch)
|Approx. 86 mm (3.4 inch) (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
|Approx. 320 g (0.70 lb)
|j10 oC to 40 oC (14 oF to 104 oF)
|Dust-proof and splash-proof
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