PANASONIC INTRODUCES NEW TELEPHOTO DIGITAL INTERCHANGABLE LENS FOR LUMIX G SERIES
Panasonic’s Premium LUMIX G X VARIO 45-150 mm Telephoto Zoom Lens Achieves Exceptional Image Quality in a Compact, Lightweight Design
Mississauga, ON (July 18, 2012)) – Panasonic is pleased to announce a new interchangeable telephoto zoom lens for the Digital Single Lens Mirrorless LUMIX G series that complies with the Micro Four Thirds System standard, the LUMIX G VARIO 45-150 mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS45150). Featuring an ultra-compact size and lightweight body, the new lens offers a versatile zoom range of 45-150 mm (35 mm camera equivalent: 90-300 mm), allowing users to capture crisp, clear telephoto shots.
The new LUMIX G VARIO lens incorporates Panasonic’s MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), which makes it easy to shoot super clear shots even in low-light situations by suppressing the blur caused by hand movement. The lens’s superior inner focus system enables excellent resolution and contrast from full life-size magnification to infinity and the inclusion of a stepping motor makes focusing action smooth and silent for use in both video and photo recording. When mounted on the cameras of the LUMIX G Micro System line, users can also take advantage of the high-speed, high-precision AF (Auto Focus) System.
Comprised of 12 elements in nine groups, one UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) lens and two aspherical lenses in the new LUMIX G VARIO lens achieve uniform sharpness from the center to the corners for high optical performance. The lens’s seven aperture blades produce an attractive smoothness in out-of-focus areas, even when shooting at large aperture. Additionally, a multi-coated lens element reduces ghost and flare, to deliver high optical performance.
Available in a sophisticated metal look, the new LUMIX G VARIO lens will be available in black. Pricing and availability will be announced at a later date. For more information about Panasonic LUMIX digital cameras and lenses, please visit www.panasonic.ca.
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