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Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 POWER OIS Zoom Lens (Silver)

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  • Focal length range of 14mm-42mm (35mm format equivalent to 28mm – 84mm)

  • Micro Four Thirds Mount

  • Maximum wide aperture of f/3.5 (wide angle) – f/5.6 (tele)

  • Diagonal angle of view of 75 ? (wide) – 29 ? (tele)

  • Closest focusing distance of 0.66’

  • Power Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)

 Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 POWER OIS Zoom Lens (Silver)

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Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 POWER OIS Zoom Lens



Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 POWER OIS Zoom Lens has a focal length of 14-42mm (equivalent to 28-84mm on a 35mm equivalent). It has Panasonic’s Power O.I.S for great optical stabilization when hand-held. The lens comes with Nano surface coating to suppress ghosting and flares and has a 7-blade aperture diaphragm.


Panasonic is pleased to announce 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.


Exclusive Nano Surface Coating


Crystallizing 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 ghosts and flaring and natural atmospheres with remarkable transparency.


Compact Retractable Lens Barrel Design


Although the lens is not a single focus length lens but is a zoom lens, 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. Notably, the astonishingly short overall length is realized by the inclusion of 4 aspherical lenses. The zoom lever on the lens barrel gives user a stable zooming while manual focusing is also available with manual focus lever for more precise control.


Premium Lens Design


The new LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. lens offers a versatile zoom range of 14-42 mm (35 mm camera equivalent: 28-84 mm) suitable for a wide range of scenes from dynamic landscape to portrait. 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.


Plus, 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 picture with dramatic reduction of ghost and flare.


POWER O.I.S.


The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) which is newly integrated in the LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. makes it easy to shoot super clear shots even in low-lit situations such as in night time or indoors. With the improved sensitivity of the gyro sensor, the new POWER O.I.S. suppresses large, slow movement 2x more effectively**.



Support for Light Speed AF


When mounted on the cameras of LUMIX G Micro System, users can take advantage of the contrast AF system and the convenient functions applied from it. 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..****


Focus and Aperture Design


With its minimum focus distance of 0.2m (14-20mm) / 0.3m (21-42mm), the new lens provides a maximum photographic magnification of 0.34x (35 mm equivalent). 7 aperture blades consists a circular aperture diaphragm and produces an attractive smoothness in out-of-focus areas even shooting at large aperture.


Two Lens Barrel Color Options


Offering more fashionable, sophisticated look with two color option of black and silver, the new LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. perfectly matches any color of cameras from LUMIX G Micro System to be a part of the photographic life.


*When the lens is retracted.

**Compared with the conventional MEGA O.I.S..

***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. The firmware of the GF3 must be updated to Ver.1.1 or later. 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". The zoom position is at wide-end. 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)


Nano Surface Coating

Yes


Mount

Micro Four Thirds mount


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)


Minimum Aperture

F22


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

¿ 37mm / 1.5in


Max. Diameter

¿ 61mm / 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, Manual focus lever



  • Lens cap

  • Lens rear cap

  • Lens storage bag