Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S

April 24, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses | 1 Comment |
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The Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. is a new 28-280mm equivalent superzoom lens for Micro Four Thirds system cameras. Significantly lighter and more compact than Panasonic's previous 14-140mm lens, the new Lumix G VARIO 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH./POWER OIS is capable of taking maximum advantage of cameras with high-speed AF such as the Panasonic GH3 and the new Lumix G6. Incorporating the manufacturer's POWER O.I.S. optical image stabiliser, the new lens is also optimised for HD video recording. The new Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. lens will be available from the end of June, priced at £599.

Panasonic Press Release

The LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm: Panasonic’s new Versatile Lens for Shooting Everything from Landscapes to Sports Photos

DIS, Vienna 24th April 2013 – Panasonic has launched the LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S lens, an interchangeable lens suitable for shooting everything from vast, open landscapes to action packed sports photos.

The new lens includes 10x optical zoom, comes in a stylish compact, metal body and is designed specifically for Digital Single Lens Mirrorless LUMIX G cameras and the Micro Four Thirds System standard.  It is also compatible with the sensor drive at max.240 fps to take maximum advantage of cameras with high-speed AF such as the LUMIX DMC-GH3 and the new LUMIX DMC-G6. 

The LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm (35mm equivalent focal length: 28-280mm) is also optimized for HD video recording and is perfect for capturing crisp, blur-free images when shooting sporting events and other distant subjects.

The lens incorporates Panasonic’s POWER O.I.S. optical image stabiliser, which includes a lens shift system enabling stable framing even in a telephoto position.  This effectively compensates for not only small, fast movement but also large, slow one making it easy to shoot super clear shots even in low-lit situations such as in night time or indoors.

The LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm is the latest addition to Panasonic’s LUMIX G microsystem, which includes the world’s largest range of Micro Four Thirds lenses and accessories, making sure you have the right set-up to capture every moment. The lens range includes the premium lens brand, ‘X’ for LUMIX G – ultra-compact electronic power zoom lenses which utilise the best in advanced optical performance. 



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#1 Andy

It will be interesting to see how it compares size-wise with Tamron's planned 14-150mm superzoom http://www.tamron.com/en/news/2013/0129.html

2:49 pm - Wednesday, April 24, 2013