ZS40/TZ60 vs the competition

Started Feb 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
21st Hermit
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Five Aspherical Elements
In reply to Ianperegian, Feb 17, 2014

Ianperegian wrote:

It is impressive how Panasonic has managed to make the ZS40 so compact. Apparently there is a lens element that slides sideways when the lens retracts.

That may be, but if you read the PhotoBlog specs, it shows 5 aspherical elements with 10 aspherical surfaces. Twas a day when one aspherical element was a big deal. The wonder of super computers and modern molded optics.

The control ring feature allows more internal depth to store all the nested zoom rings and elements. So less a feature and more a necessity.

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