The non-weather-sealed version of the lens is imminent.
The third-party lensmaker's new supertelephoto won't cost much more than an earlier 200-500mm model with no image stabilization.
When it ships, the new lens will offer long-range sports and wildlife shooters some new competition, but it's not as fast a supertele as some rivals.
This will either be the camera of the future or another toy to send to the island of misfit cameras.
The company's August lens offerings consist of a well-priced 200-500mm f5.6, second-generation 24-70mm f2.8 and midrange 24mm f1.8.
In addition to announcing it's got a telephoto zoom and fast prime lens under development, Panasonic unveils its approach to the focus-post-shot problem.
We welcome the 16-80mm f2.8-4 lens, but at $1,070 it's sadly out of the reach of a lot of advanced amateurs.
Have an X-mount camera? Here's what you have to look forward to.
The G3 X is slated to have a 1-inch sensor and a 25x zoom lens.
After 16 years, the versatile but elderly telephoto zoom now has a successor. The new 100-400mm lens has better optics and image stabilization, along with a higher price.