Smooth zoom, perfect video
For all your photo assignments, this ultra-compact lens is a must-have in your photo-taking gear. Its retractable optics increases your mobility while delivering smooth zooming and blur-free video recording. So you can capture sharp wide-angle to medium telephoto scenes at a focul distance of about 3x in all kinds of shooting situations: landscapes, daily goings-on or portraits. And revel in fantastic, high image quality results.
Power O.I.S. - ultra sharp photos
Capture scenes carefree or at the spur of the moment. The optical image stabilisation (O.I.S.) technology built directly into the lens ensures your photos will look great, with sharp blur-free contours across the entire picture.
Nano Surface Coating - clarity from all angles
Put an end to unwanted ghosting and flaring - the Nano Surface Coating has been applied to lenses within the system. This special, ultra-thin coating was developed originally by Panasonic to reduce bothersome reflections across the entire light spectrum. The result: crystal-clear pictures even if you're photographing a light source in the dark.
Power Zoom - the smart way to zoom
With this feature, you have yet another smart Panasonic innovation. That's because lenses with Power Zoom have a fully automatic, integrated motor that drives the zoom function - making for easy operation. This is especially great to have when recording a video: for example, you can determine the speed of the zoom so that you can capture subjects precisely even when zooming slowly. The moto is also whisper-quiet for more enjoable subtle shooting.
HD Video Support - perfect video-recording
With HD video support any user has everything they need for recording with their Lumix camera. Not only does it perform smooth aperture changes so there are no sudden jumps in exposure, it also boasts a silent design for enhanced capture of the scene's audio. What's more, it offers excellent tracking performance - so you won't miss a moment of the action.
9 elements in 8 groups
2 extra-low dispersion lenses
Aspherical (ASPH) lenses reduce size and weight, effectively preventing spherical and distortion aberration.
Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) lenses correct chromatic aberration rendering sharp, high-contrast images with clear colours from corner to corner.
|Features||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)|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0.2m / 0.66ft|
|Maximum magnification||Approx. 0.17x / 0.34x (35mm camera equivalent)|
|General||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|
|Standard Accessories||Lens rear cap|
|Standard Accessories||Lens storage bag|
|Others||Electric zoom lever|
|Others||Manual focus lever|