- Excellent sharpness, colour, bokeh and rendering. One of the most underrated lenses.
- Would prefer true mechanical manual focussing rather than fly-by-wire.
Published on: 09 April 2021
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Designed for close-up shooting, the Panasonic LUMIX 30mm f2.8 Macro G ASPH MEGA OIS Lens from Panasonic is a 60mm-equivalent prime lens designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless digital cameras. Its macro capabilities enable a minimum focusing distance of 4.1" along with a 1:1 magnification ratio for life-size imaging of nearby subjects. One aspherical element helps to control chromatic aberrations and distortions and a multi-layer coating reduces ghosting and lens flare for increased contrast and color fidelity.
In addition to the optical performance, the lens also features a MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.), which compensates for the effects of camera shake for sharper hand-held shooting. A stepping AF motor and internal focusing design offer fast, smooth, and near-silent focusing performance and the rounded 7-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out-of-focus quality when working with selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques.
Taking advantage of the life-size magnification capability and deep depth of field, this compact lens offers excellent performance in shooting from casual macro shots, like flowers or food, to impressive portraits. It features an outstanding closest focusing distance of 0.105m allowing you to shoot true-to-life macro shots of flowers or small accessories.
The inclusion of a stepping motor makes the focusing action smooth and silent for use in both photo and video recording. When mounted on the LUMIX G cameras, you can take advantage of the high-speed, high-precision Contrast AF system with a 240 fps digital signal exchange, achieving high speed AF faster than approx. 0.5 sec (infinity - 0.105m).
Comprising of 9 lenses in 9 groups including an aspherical lens, the lens system achieves both high compactness and high optical performance. It incorporates a superior inner focus system that enables excellent resolution and contrast from full life-size magnification to infinity. Offered in sharp, metallic black, this lens stylishly matches the LUMIX G cameras.
|Features||Lens Construction||9 elements in 9 groups (1 aspherical lens)|
|Nano Surface Coating||-|
|Mount||Micro Four Thirds mount|
|Optical Image Stabilizer||Yes (MEGA O.I.S.)|
|Focal Length||f=30mm (35mm camera equivalent 60mm)|
|Aperture Type||7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0.105m / 0.345ft|
|Maximum magnification||Approx. 1.0x / 2.0x (35mm camera equivalent)|
|General||Diagonal Angle of View||40°|
|Filter Size||φ46mm / 1.8in|
|Max. Diameter||φ58.8mm / 2.3in|
|Overall Length||Approx. 63.5mm / 2.5in (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)|
|Weight||Approx. 180g / 6.35oz (excluding lens cap and lens rear cap)|
|Standard Accessories||Lens cap, Lens rear cap, Lens storage bag|
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