Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. lens announced
Panasonic announced their new LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras.
Lens technical specifications:
||9 elements in 8 groups (2 aspherical lenses)
||Micro Four Thirds mount
|Optical Image Stabilizer
||Yes (MEGA O.I.S.)
||f=14mm to 42mm (35mm camera equivalent 28mm to 84mm)
||7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
||F3.5(Wide) - F5.6(Tele)
|Closest Focusing Distance
||0.2m / 0.66ft (at focal length 14-20mm), 0.3m / 0.98ft (at focal length 21-42mm)
||Approx. 0.17x / 0.34x (35mm camera equivalent)
|Diagonal Angle of View
||75°(W) - 29°(T)
||φ56mm / 2.2inch
||Approx.49mm / 1.9 inch (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
||Approx. 110 g / 3.88 oz (excluding lens cap, lens rear cap and lens hood)
||Lens cap, Lens hood, Lens rear cap
- A lens structure that combines compactness and high optical performance
- MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) - Panasonic's advanced hand-shake correction technology
- Minimum focus distance of 0.2m (14-20mm) / 0.3m (21-42mm)
- Contrast AF system support
- Circular aperture diaphragm
- Multi-coated lens elements minimize ghosts and flare
Lens MTF chart:
New Standard Zoom Lens in Compact and Stylish Design LUMIX G VARIO 14-42 mm / F3.5-5.6 II ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.
Panasonic is pleased to announce a new compact standard zoom lens LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 II ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. for LUMIX G based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard. LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 II ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. offers a versatile zoom range of 14-42 mm (35 mm camera equivalent: 28-84 mm) suitable for a wide range of situations from landscape to portrait. Comprising of 9 elements in 8 groups, the lens system adopts 2 aspherical lenses to achieve further reduction of both size and weight yet maintaining its high optical performance at entire zoom range. The inner focus system driven by a stepping motor assures astonishing comfort to take maximum advantage of high speed contrast AF system and in video recording.
Panasonic's MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) makes it easy to shoot super clear shots even at tele end or in low-lit situations by suppressing the blur caused by a hand shake.
With its minimum focus distance of 0.2 m (14-20 mm) / 0.3 m (21-42 mm) even at full zoom, the new lens provides a maximum photographic magnification of 0.17x (35 mm camera equivalent: 0.34x). 7 aperture blades consists a circular aperture diaphragm and produces an attractive smoothness in out-of-focus areas even shooting at large aperture.
The new LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 II ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. for LUMIX G is refined in its external design to offer metallic color options of black and silver to offer stylish look on the digital single lens mirrorless (DSLM) cameras of LUMIX G in shooting creative snapshots.
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