Panasonic has introduced new 1.4x and 2x teleconverters for LUMIX S Series telephoto zoom lenses. The teleconverters can be attached to the LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F4 O.I.S. (S-R70200)[i], converting it to a super telephoto lens with an extended zoom range of maximum 400mm, and high-speed, high-precision AF.
The teleconverters are also sealed, maintaining the integrity of this rugged dust/splash-resistant lens[ii], which is freeze-proof down to -10° Celsius.
Both teleconverters are also compatible with the upcoming 70-200mm / F2.8 S Series lens, to be introduced later in 2019. The DMW-STC14 has seven lenses including 2 UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index Lens) lenses in 4 groups, while the DMW-STC20 has eight lenses including 2 UHR lenses in 4 groups.
The new teleconverters will be available in Australia in mid-July. The DMW-STC14 is priced at $799RRP, and the DMW-STC20 is priced at $999RRP.
[i] The firmware needs to be updated to its latest version
[ii] Dust and Splash Resistant. To avoid damage when using lens under these conditions, it must be used in accordance with the associated instructions in the manual.