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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm lens firmware update

Panasonic releases a firmware update for the Lumix G Vario 14-45mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS014045) lens.

Firmware version 1.1 includes improvement of the auto focus performance in AFc mode for taking photos. It also enhances performance of auto focusing and stability of O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) while reducing noise of aperture control for taking movies when mounted on the DMC-GH1 camera, except for FHD mode...
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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH overview

A 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 lens offers a zoom range of 14-45mm (35mm equivalent: 28-90mm) while featuring its ultra-compact size and light weight. The aspherical lens element also improves optical performance by minimizing distortion, even at the 28mm wide end.

The 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 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 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.

Additional information: All about the Panasonic Lumix G Vario lenses
May 25, 2009
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