Panasonic Leica 45mm F2.8 Macro lens with OIS
Pre-IFA 2009: Panasonic has also announced the Leica DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm F2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. macro lens. This optically stabilized lens is bundled into a compact body measuring approximately 2.5 inches x 2.5 inches, with an inner focus mechanism that keeps the overall length constant on focusing. The optical construction consists of fourteen elements in ten groups, including one aspherical and one ED element, and the aperture mechanism uses 7 rounded blades for smoothly blurred backgrounds. The minimum focus distance is 15cm, and a switch on the lens barrel allows this to be limited to 50cm for longer range work.
A New Micro Four Thirds Digital Interchangeable Lens
LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm / F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.
with Outstanding Image Quality and High Mobility
September 2: 2009: Panasonic also unveiled a new macro lens of world renowned Leica name LEICA* DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm / F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (35mm camera equivalent: 90mm) for another member of the LUMIX G Micro System.
Awaited long from enthusiastic photographers worldwide, the new LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm / F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. boasts a superb image quality with minimum distortion, chromatic aberrations as well as ghosts and flares that passes a stringent Leica standard to goes beyond their expectations.
The new lens system uses both an aspherical lens and an ED len in its fourteen lenses in ten groups to realize outstanding compactness, taking advantage+ of the Micro Four Thirds standard to achieve dramatic downsizing while minimizing distortion and chromatic aberration.
Panasonic's Mega O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) suppresses the blurring that is commonly caused by hand-shake, making it easy to shoot clear shots for sharply focused macro shot or in dimly lit places without using a tripod.
It incorporates inner focus system of three groups of floating structure, which enables excellent resolution and contrast without changing its overall length from full life-size magnification to infinity. The inclusion of stepping motor makes the focusing action smooth and silent for use in both photo and movie recording.
The closest focusing distance can be instantly changed to 15cm or 50 cm(0.5 ft to 1.64 ft) with the switch on the lens barrel according to the shooting opportunity. The LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm / F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. lens also excels in portraits, middle-range snapshot, or landscapes in addition to the original full life-size macro shots.
When mounted on the LUMIX G Micro System Camera, the new lens allows use of the advanced contrast AF system, which includes a Face Recognition function, for more convenient, more enjoyable shooting. 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.
The new LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm / F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. lens also features a highly reliable metal mount, and uses multi-coated lens elements that minimize ghosts and flare to further enhance its optical performance.
* LEICA is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH. ELMARIT is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG. The LEICA DG lenses are manufactured using measurement instruments and quality assurance systems that have been certified by Leica Camera AG based on the company's quality standards.** Four ThirdsTM and Micro Four ThirdsTM, and Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds Logo marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Olympus Imaging Corporation, in Japan, the United States, the European Union and other countries
|Focal length||45 mm|
|35mm equivalent focal length
|Diagonal Angle of view||27°
• 14 elements/10 groups
|Number of diaphragm blades||
7, Circular aperture diaphragm
|Minimum focus||• Full :0.15m / 0.50ft
• Limit: 0.5m/1.64ft
Approx. 1.0x (2.0x 35mm-equivalent)
|Filter thread||• 46mm|
Front and rear caps
|Weight||225 g (7.94 oz)|
|Dimensions||63mm diameter x 62.5mm
(2.48 x 2.46 in)
|Lens Mount||Micro Four Thirds|
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