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Featuring high mobility, the LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. offers a versatile zoom range of 12-35 mm (35 mm camera equiv.: 24-70 mm) and F2.8 brightness throughout the entire zoom range. This lens is suitable for wide variety of occasions from daily snapshots including sceneries like sunsets or dimly lit indoor shots to the deliberate creative shots. High-performance X lens crystallises Panasonic’s optical technologies. Superb image rendering produces lifelike textures and natural atmospheres with remarkable transparency.
The Nano Surface Coating technology dramatically minimizes light 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 images with dramatic reduction of ghost and flare.
The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser) boasts double repression power compared to the MEGA O.I.S.. It is particularly effective for a low-frequency vibration, which is physically generated when pressing the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed. This greatly improves the quality of shots taken at night or indoors where flash cannot be used, or where the photographer doesn't want to use flash because it would spoil the mood. It captures beautiful photos in situations that previously resulted in blurring.
The new lens system uses 4 aspherical lenses, 1 UED lens and 1 UHR lens in 14 lenses in 9 groups to realise outstanding compactness, while maintaining the image quality. When mounted on the LUMIX G Micro System cameras, the LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm/F2.8 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. can take maximum advantage of contrast AF system, which boasts both high accuracy and high speed for more stress-free shooting. Notably the performance of AF is by far superior to the phase-difference AF when fast lens with smaller F value is used.
The LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm/F2.8 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. is recommended for shooting videos. In addition to its ability to use the auto focus in recording videos, a silent design that suppresses lens drive noise records sounds with greater clarity.
|Lens Construction||14 elements in 9 groups (4 aspherical lenses , 1 UED lens, 1 UHR lens)|
|Mount||Micro Four Thirds mount|
|Nano Surface Coating||Yes|
|Optical Image Stabilizer||Yes (POWER O.I.S.)|
|Focal Length||f=12-35mm (35mm camera equivalent 24-70mm)|
|Aperture Type||7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0.25m / 0.82ft|
|Maximum magnification||Approx. 0.17x / 0.34x (35mm camera equivalent)|
|Diagonal Angle of View||84°(Wide) to 34°(TELE)|
|Filter Size||φ58mm / 2.3in|
|Max. Diameter||φ67.6mm / 2.7in|
|Overall Length||Approx. 73.8mm / 2.9in (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)|
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.
Taking highly popular MEGA O.I.S. further, this advanced technology immediately compensates even large even large camera shake and vibrations that may occur in photography. So you can capture true-to-life scenes without the need for a tripod. In the end, you'll enjoy wonderfully crisp images.
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.
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.
Splash / Dustproof - more creative options
Brave the elements in nearly any kind of weather or shooting location. This lens features a splash/dustproof construction* that is tough enough to withstand even heavy field use. It protects the lens system inside from sand, rain and more, making it perfect for shooting under harsh conditions. Now there is nothing holding you back from capturing the creative nature or landscape shots you want.
*The lens supports this feature in conjuction with splash / dustproof Lumix cameras.
14 elements in 9 groups:
Aspherical (ASPH) lenses reduce size and weight, effectively preventing spherical and distortion aberration.
Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion (UED) lenses correct chromatic aberration rendering sharp, high-contrast images with clear colours from corner to corner.
Ultra-high refractive index (UHR) lenses improve optical performance, reduce size and weight, and achieve uniform image quality from the centre to the edge of the image.