Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH

May 21, 2012 | Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses | 4 Comments |
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The Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH is a new standard zoom lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. Offering a versatile zoom range 24-70mm in 35mm terms and a fast maximum aperture throughout the focal range, the Panasonic 12-35mm lens is comprising of 14 lenses in 9 groups, utilises Panasonic’s Nano Surface Coating technology for reduction of ghosting and flare, and features a built-in Optical Image Stabilizer. The Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm will be available in June for £999.

Panasonic UK Press Release

New Micro Four Thirds Digital Interchangeable Standard Zoom Lens

LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-HS12035)

Featuring F2.8 Brightness at Entire Zoom Range

Panasonic is proud to announce a new digital interchangeable standard zoom lens LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-HS12035) (35 mm camera equivalent: 24-70 mm) for the LUMIX G Micro System

Crystallising Panasonic’s optical technologies, the “X” lens features superb image rendering for lifelike textures, crisp edge-to-edge contrast, a unique Nano Surface Coating for minimal ghost and flare and natural atmospheres with remarkable transparency.

The new LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm lens offers a versatile zoom range of 12-35mm (35mm camera equivalent: 24-70mm) featuring F2.8 brightness at entire zoom range. It is suitable for capturing a wide range of scenes, from dynamic landscapes to portraits, taking advantage of beautiful defocus or fast shutter speed.

Panasonic’s Nano Surface Coating technology is adopted to minimise the reflection at entire visual light range (380nm-780nm) by applying the extra-low refractive index coating with nano-sized structure on the surface of the lens. It results in the super clear picture with dramatic reduction of ghost and flare.

The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) which is newly integrated in the LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm effectively compensates for not only small, fast movement but also large and slow making it easy to shoot super clear shots even in low-lit situations such as at night time or indoors.

Comprising of 14 lenses in 9 groups, the UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lens minimises chromatic aberration while the UHR (Ultra High Reflective) lens realises high descriptive performance from corner to corner. It features high contrast and resolution from the centre to the corner at entire zoom range, making it possible to capture the details of scenery and a portrait with rich perspective. The inclusion of 4 aspherical lenses helps achieve the downsizing of the lens unit and boast outstanding compactness with approx. 73.8 mm in length and approx. 305 g in weight for high mobility.

The lens also incorporates a superior inner focus system, which enables excellent resolution and contrast without changing its overall length from full life-size magnification to infinity. The inclusion of stepping motor makes the focusing action smooth and silent for use in both photo and video recording. When mounted on the cameras from the LUMIX G Micro System, users can take advantage of the high-speed, high-precision Contrast AF system.

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. Highly reliable metal mount endures long time use.

Designed to stand against splash/dust with a rubber ring on the lens mount, the sophisticated metallic-finished look of the LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. suits the profile of a stylish camera body from the LUMIX G Micro System.

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#1 lekko

thanks your informations

5:51 pm - Monday, May 21, 2012

#2 rohit kothari

panasonic come up again with a nice lens technical detail look quit good best for macro work i guess

10:09 am - Tuesday, May 22, 2012

#3 WPWebs

I have seen advertise of Panasonic LUMIX on TV

5:21 pm - Tuesday, May 22, 2012

#4 mr ol'skool

Nice lens from what i've read about it so far....pity the price is rather 'high-end' !

I wonder if it comes with a lens cap & hood for this cost ?

6:03 pm - Monday, May 28, 2012