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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.


Together with the announcement of the Panasonic Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera DMC-G1 on Sptemebner 12th, Panasonic also announced a new interchangeable Lens, the LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.

It is a new standard zoom interchangeable lens designed specifically for the cameras compatible with Micro Four Thirds System standard...

PRESS SUMMARY

For detailed specifications see Panasonic web sitePanasonic 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.

Additional information: For detailed specifications see Panasonic web site
September 14, 2008
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