Panasonic Lumix G 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens announced

Panasonic Lumix G 12-60mm f:3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens
Panasonic announced a new Lumix G 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens for MFT cameras:

  • Price: $497.99
  • Shipping will start on April 28th
  • Production 1,000 pieces / month
  • Micro Four Thirds System Lens
  • 24-120mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/5.6
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • POWER O.I.S., Dual I.S. Compatible
  • Splash- and Dust-Proof Construction
  • Rounded Seven-Blade Diaphragm
  • Technical specifications:

Panasonic Lumix G 12-60mm f:3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens 2

Focal Length 12 - 60mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on Micro Four Thirds Format Focal Length: 24 - 120 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View 84.05° - 20.44°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" (20 cm)
Magnification 0.27x
Elements/Groups 11/9
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Filter Thread Front: 58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.60 x 2.80" (66 x 71 mm)
Weight 7.41 oz (210 g)

Panasonic Lumix G 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S.lens design and MTF charts:



Press release:

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic is introducing a new zoom interchangeable lens, the LUMIX G VARIO 12-60mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (35 mm camera equivalent: 24-120 mm) for the LUMIX G line of Micro Four Thirds System cameras. Featuring a splash/dust-proof design, the new lens offers a versatile 5x zoom range of 24-120mm (35mm camera equivalent) that covers a variety of daily shooting situations from dynamic landscapes to portraits.

For everyone interested in a modern alternative to bulky DSLR interchangeable lenses, Panasonic LUMIX Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds lenses deliver impressive, no-compromise optical performance. The durable, all-weather LUMIX 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens features the highest standards of detail and sharpness. Built for travel and great photo and video capture, it comes complete with a splash and dustproof sealed body.** And with Dual I.S. (Image Stabilization) compatibility, you'll shoot with unprecedented hand-held stability anywhere you go.
**When mounted on a compatible LUMIX G Mirrorless camera

Incorporating an inner focus drive system and a stepping motor, the new LUMIX G VARIO 12-60mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. is capable of smooth, silent operation to work with the camera's high-speed, high-precision contrast AF system for both photo and video recording. It is also compatible with the sensor drive at max. 240 fps to take maximum advantage of cameras with high-speed AF. This stunning AF performance is able to record 4K video, where precise focusing is required. Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. A highly reliable metal mount assures durability for active use, and uses multi-coated lens elements that minimize ghosts and flare to further enhance its shooting performance.

It also features 0.54x (35mm camera equiv.) magnification capability for impressive macro close-up shots.  Comprised of 11 elements in 9 groups, the lens system features three aspherical lenses and an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens which effectively suppresses spherical distortion or chromatic aberration to achieve stunning picture quality.

The LUMIX G VARIO 12-60mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. will be available in May at and valued channel partners in metallic black for $499.99.

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  • Spy Black

    Five bucks, ay?

  • They spilled water all over the camera. You think they’d be more careful with the new stuff.

  • Tsais

    Wish it was a bit brighter at the short end…
    I guess there’s hell to pay for the ultrawide angle 🙂

    • stpr

      I agree, a 2.8-4.0 would have been nice.

  • Shark

    Production 1,000 pieces / month

    that tells you something

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