Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6

Interchangeable Lens

Press release:
Panasonic has unveiled today a new standard zoom interchangeable lens designed specifically for the cameras compatible with Micro Four Thirds System standard. Suitable for a wide range of scenes from portrait to landscape photography, the new Lumix G Vario 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. lens offers an zoom range of 14-45mm (35mm equivalent: 28-90mm) while featuring its ultra-compact size and light weight. The aspheric lens element also improves optical performance by minimizing distortion, even at the 28mm wide end.

The new Lumix G Vario 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. lens incorporates Panasonic’s Mega O.I.S. optical image stabiliser, which makes it easy to shoot super clear shots even in low-lit situations by suppressing the blur caused by a hand shake. When the lens is mounted on the newly announced Lumix G Micro System DMC-G1 camera, you can use the contrast AF system, which is implemented in the DMC-G1 to offer a wide variety of convenient functions.

With its minimum focus distance of 30 cm even at full zoom, the new lens provides a maximum photographic magnification of 0.34x (35mm equivalent). Seven aperture blades give the aperture a rounded shape that, when shooting at larger aperture, produces an attractive smoothness in out-of-focus areas. Featuring a highly reliable metal mount, the new lens system uses multi-coated lens elements that reduce ghosts and flare to an absolute minimum, helping deliver a high optical performance.

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Specifications

Lens Construction

12 elements in 9 groups (1 Aspherical lens)

Mount

Micro Four Thirds mount

Optical Image Stabiliser

YES

Focal Length

f=14mm to 45mm (35mm film camera equivalent 28mm to 90mm)

Aperture Type

7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm

Aperture

F3.5(Wide) - F5.6(Tele)

Minimum Aperture

F22

Closest Focusing Distance

0.30m at all focal lengths

Maximum magnification

Approx. 0.17x / 0.34x (35mm film camera equivalent)

Diagonal Angle of View

75°(W)~27°(T)

Filter Size

φ52mm / 2.05 in

Max. Diameter

φ 60mm / 2.36 in

Overall Length

Approx. 60mm / 2.36 in (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)

Weight

Approx. 195g / 6.88oz

Standard Accessories

Lens Cap, Lens Hood, Lens Rear Cap, Lens Storage Bag


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