Panasonic’s new, compact, high zoom lens is the LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-FS14140):
- A new member of LUMIX G digital interchangeable lens assortment
- The versatile lens can be used in a variety of situations to bring subjects up close and when shooting portraiture with unsharp backgrounds
PANASONIC CANADA INTRODUCES THE
LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm /F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.
New Compact and High Zoom Digital Interchangeable Lens Added to Line-up
MISSISSAUGA, ON (April 26, 2013) – Panasonic Canada Inc. today unveiled a new standard zoom lens, the LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-FS14140), as a new member of LUMIX G digital interchangeable lens line-up. Complying with the Micro Four Thirds System standard, the new lens offers a wide and long zoom range of 14-140mm (35mm camera equivalent: 28-280mm) to suit a large variety of shooting situations, with a compact and lightweight profile. This versatile lens can be used in a variety of situations to bring subjects up close and when shooting portraiture with beautifully blurred backgrounds.
Comprised of 14 elements in 12 groups, the lens system features three aspherical lenses and two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses to achieve dramatic downsizing, despite its powerful 10x optical zoom, while minimizing distortion and chromatic aberration.
The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) effectively compensates to shoot super clear shots even in low-light situations such as at nighttime or indoors.
Incorporating an inner focus drive system and stepping motor, the new LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm is capable of smooth, silent operation to work with the camera’s high-speed, high-precision contrast Autofocus (AF) system for both photo and video recording. It is also compatible with the sensor drive at maximum 240 fps to take maximum advantage of cameras with high-speed AF such as GH3 and the new G6.
The new LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm is built with a highly reliable metal mount, and uses multi-coated lens elements that minimize ghosts. Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractive blurred effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings.
A subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Panasonic Canada Inc. provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions to meet consumer, business and industrial needs. Consumers seeking more information on the company’s products can call Panasonic’s Customer Care Centre at 1-800-561-5505 or access Panasonic’s home page at www.panasonic.ca.