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Panasonic 14-45mm and 45-200mm Micro Four Thirds Lenses

Panasonic 14-45mm Micro Four ThirdsPanasonic have unveiled two new Micro Four Thirds lenses to accompany the DMC-G1 camera. The LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. lens offers a zoom range of 28-90mm in 35mm terms, and the LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm/F4.0-5.6/MEGA O.I.S. lens offers an equivalent range of 90-400mm. You can use the camera’s contrast AF system when either lens is mounted on the DMC-G1, and both lenses feature optical image stabilisation. Pricing and availability of the Panasonic 14-45mm and 45-200mm is still to be announced.

Panasonic Press Release

Two brand new lens’s designed specifically for cameras compatible with Micro Four Thirds System

Panasonic has unveiled today a new standard zoom interchangeable lens and a new telephoto zoom interchangeable lens.

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 a 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 stabiliser, 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.

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 colour 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 stabiliser, 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.

Published: Friday, September 12, 2008

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Reader Comments

  1. just noticed that the lens no longer carry the tradename LEICA but LUMIX . what could this mean ?

    chencassandra at 04:42pm on Sunday, September 14, 2008

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