- Lens has small footprint when closed on a Panasonic GX8. When used for video Lens is smooth at zooming using lever and very quiet
Published on: 08 June 2016
It's a new cutting-edge interchangeable lens LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. with electric-powered zoom operation from the new premium lens brand "X" for LUMIX G Micro System that complies with Micro Four Thirds System standard. Crystallizing Panasonic's optical technologies, new premium lens brand "X" features superb image rendering for lifelike textures, crisp edge-to-edge contrast, a unique Nano Surface Coating for minimal ghosts and flaring and natural atmospheres with remarkable transparency.
Comprising of 9 lenses in 8 groups, the lens system features excellent contrast at entire zoom range. The inclusion of 4 aspherical lenses that helps achieving the downsizing of lens unit also improves optical performance by minimizing distortion, even at the 28 mm wide end. The 2 ED lenses effectively compensates for the chromatic aberration. And, the retractable-type zoom lens boasts outstanding compactness with approx. 26.8 mm** in length and approx. 95g in weight to realize ultra-high mobility.
Panasonic's Nano Surface Coating technology is adopted to minimize 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 image with dramatic reduction of ghost and flare.
Adopting an inner focus system driven by a stepping motor, the superior optical design realizes outstanding smoothness to support the high speed AF system of LUMIX G cameras. It achieves approx. 0.1 second Light Speed AF*** thanks to the downsizing of focus lens and its amount of movement. By speeding up the aperture control, shutter time lag is also shortened by approx. 40% compared with the LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH. /MEGA O.I.S..****
*For a digital interchangeable lens as of August 26, 2011./ ** When the lens is retracted./ ***The time for focusing on the subject is measured with the DMC-GF3 to move the lens position to ""2m"" from ""infinity"" position at wide-end. Panasonic measurement method.*5/ ****Measured with DMC-GF3. The time required to start exposure after the shutter button is fully pressed after the lens position is moved from "infinity" to "2m". The zoom position is at wide-end.*5/ *5 The firmware of the GF3 must be updated to Ver.1.1 or later. Panasonic measurement method.
|Lens Construction||9 elements in 8 groups (4 aspherical lenses , 2 ED lens)|
|Mount||Micro Four Thirds mount|
|Nano Surface Coating||yes|
|Optical Image Stabilizer||YES (POWER OIS)|
|Focal Length||f=14-42mm (35mm camera equivalent 28-84mm)|
|Aperture Type||7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm|
|Aperture Range||F3.5(Wide) - F5.6(TELE)|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0.2m / 0.66ft|
|Maximum magnification||Approx. 0.17x / 0.34x (35mm camera equivalent)|
|Diagonal Angle of View||75°(Wide) to 29°(TELE)|
|Filter Size||φ37mm / 1.5in|
|Max. Diameter||φ61mm / 2.4in|
|Overall Length||Approx. 26.8mm (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount, under the condition when lens is stored) / 1.1in|
|Weight||Approx. 95g / 3.4oz (excluding lens cap and lens rear cap)|
|Standard Accessories||Lens cap / Lens rear cap / Lens storage bag|
|Others||Electric zoom lever|
|Others||Manual focus lever|
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