Two Micro Four Thirds System Lenses by Panasonic
Pre-Photokina 2008: To coincide with the announcement of Lumix DMC-G1, Panasonic has also announced two new Micro Four Thirds System zoom lenses; the LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. and LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm/F4.0-5.6/MEGA O.I.S. Both lenses offer Image Stabilization and produce an equivalent field of view of 28-90 mm and 90-400 mm respectively.
A New Standard Zoom Lens of
Micro Four Thirds System Standard:
LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.
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 stabilizer, 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.
A New Telephoto Zoom Lens of
Micro Four Thirds System Standard:
LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm/F4.0-5.6/MEGA O.I.S.
Panasonic has unveiled today a new telephoto zoom interchangeable lens designed specifically for the cameras compatible with Micro Four Thirds System standard. The new LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm/F4.0-5.6/MEGA O.I.S. lens offers a zoom range of 45-200mm (35mm equivalent: 90-400mm) while achieving minimum aberration at all focal length, high-contrast representation and high color reproduction by implementing 3 ED lens elements.
The new LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm/F4.0-5.6/MEGA O.I.S. lens incorporates Panasonic’s Mega O.I.S. optical image stabilizer, which makes it easy to shoot super clear shots even in telephoto shooting or in low-lit situations without using a tripod 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.
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.
LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm/F4.0-5.6/MEGA O.I.S.
and 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.lens specifications
|Panasonic||LUMIX G VARIO
14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.
|LUMIX G VARIO
|Focal length||14-45mm (28- 90mm equiv)||45- 200mm (90- 400mm equiv)|
|Maximum Aperture||F3.5 - 5.6||F4.0 - 5.6|
|Angle of View||75°（Ｗ）-27°（Ｔ）
|Lens Construction||12 elements in 9 groups
(1 Aspherical lens)
|16 elements in 13groups|
|Minimum Focus Distance||0.3m at all focal lengths||1.0m at all focal lengths|
Approx. 0.17x / 0.34x
|Aporox. 0.19x / 0.38x|
|Overall Length||Approx. 100mm|
|Diaphragm Blades||7 blades|
|Standard Accessory||Lens Cap, Lens Hood, Lens Rear Cap, Lens Storage Bag|
Micro Four Thirds mount
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