Panasonic has updated its versatile 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 lens, adding a degree of splash and dust resistance. The Lumix G Vario 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 II ASPH Power OIS, which is equivalent to 28-280mm on a Micro Four Thirds body, has the same optics as its predecessor, with 14 elements, a seven-blade aperture and 240 fps AF control. The lens is remarkably compact given its focal range, with a length of 75mm (2.95") and weight of 265g (9.4 oz).

The new 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 II will ship in May for $599.

Press Release

The LUMIX G 14-140mm* Telephoto Zoom Lens for Micro Four Thirds System Undergoes Update

LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm* / F3.5-5.6 II ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA14140)
Featuring a Splash/Dust-Resistant Rugged Design
*35mm camera equivalent: 28-280mm

Newark, NJ (April 5, 2019) – Panasonic announced today that it has updated the LUMIX G telephoto zoom lens based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard. In addition to the versatile zoom range from wide-angle to telephoto, the new LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 II ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA14140) features a splash/dust-resistant* construction for heavy field use yet retains its stylishly compact profile remains lightweight.

The Practical zoom range of 14-140mm (35mm camera equivalent: 28-280mm) suits a wide range of shooting situations. It can capture dynamic landscapes, bring subjects up close, or shoot impressive portraits with beautifully defocused backgrounds.

Comprised of 14 elements in 12 groups, the lens system features three aspherical lenses and two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses to achieve dramatic downsizing of the powerful 10x optical zoom lens, while minimizing distortion and chromatic aberration.

The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) effectively compensates for not only small, fast movements, but also large, slow movements, making it easy to shoot super clear shots even in low-lit situations at nighttime or indoors.

Incorporating an inner focus drive system and stepping motor, the new LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 II 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.

The LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 II ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA14140) is built with a highly reliable metal mount, and uses multi-coated lens elements that minimize ghosts and flare. Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth defocus effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings.

* Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this lens is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.

* Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

The LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm will be available at valued channel partners in May for $599.99.

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 II ASPH Power OIS specifications

Principal specifications
Lens typeZoom lens
Max Format sizeFourThirds
Focal length14–140 mm
Image stabilizationYes
Lens mountMicro Four Thirds
Aperture
Maximum apertureF3.5–5.6
Minimum apertureF22
Aperture ringNo
Number of diaphragm blades7
Optics
Elements14
Groups12
Special elements / coatings2 ED, 3 aspherical elements
Focus
Minimum focus0.30 m (11.81)
Maximum magnification0.5×
AutofocusYes
Motor typeStepper motor
Full time manualNo
Focus methodInternal
Distance scaleNo
DoF scaleNo
Physical
Weight265 g (0.58 lb)
Diameter67 mm (2.64)
Length75 mm (2.95)
SealingYes
Zoom methodRotary (extending)
Power zoomNo
Zoom lockNo
Filter thread58 mm
Hood suppliedYes
Tripod collarNo