- Good zoom range. Silent operation is ideal for video. Takes great pictures.
Published on: 12 October 2017
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It's a new cutting-edge interchangeable lens LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm/F4.0-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. (H-PS45175) 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.
The industry's first adoption of Multi-Actuator Floating Inner Focus System* which controls 3 lens groups separately by the individual actuator achieves downsizing in both size and weight. It also achieves high descriptive performance for resolution and contrast at entire zoom range 45-175mm (35mm camera equivalent: 90-350mm) without changing the overall length.In addition, the lens system features the inclusion of 2 ED lenses, which suppress chromatic aberration, contributing to high descriptive performance at entire zoom range.
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 Light Speed AF of approx. 0.15 second**. By speeding up the aperture control, shutter time lag is also shortened by approx. 20% compared with the LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm /F4.0-5.6/MEGA O.I.S..***
* For a digital interchangeable lens as of August 26, 2011./ ** 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. ****/ *** 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" at wide-end. ****/ **** The firmware of the GF3 must be updated to Ver.1.1 or later. Panasonic measurement method.
|Lens Construction||14 elements in 10 groups (2 aspherical lenses , 2 ED lens)|
|Mount||Micro Four Thirds mount|
|Nano Surface Coating||yes|
|Optical Image Stabilizer||YES (POWER OIS)|
|Focal Length||f=45-175mm (35mm camera equivalent 90-350mm)|
|Aperture Type||7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm|
|Aperture Range||F4.0(Wide) - F5.6(TELE)|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0.9m / 3.0ft|
|Maximum magnification||Approx. 0.2x / 0.4x (35mm camera equivalent)|
|Diagonal Angle of View||27°(Wide) to 7.1°(TELE)|
|Filter Size||φ46mm / 1.8in|
|Max. Diameter||φ61.6mm / 2.4in|
|Overall Length||Approx. 90.0mm (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount) / 3.5in|
|Weight||Approx. 210g / 7.4oz (excluding lens cap and lens rear cap)|
|Standard Accessories||Lens cap / Lens rear cap / Lens storage bag / Lens hood|
|Others||Electric zoom lever|
|Others||Manual focus ring|
|Others||Manual zoom ring|
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