Panasonic Launches World-First High Performance Interchangeable Power Zoom Lenses8th September 2011     By: Panasonic Media

LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm and LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm


Panasonic is proud to announce the arrival of two new high performance interchangeable lenses for Lumix G System cameras; the Lumix G X H-PS14042 and X H-PS45175. The new ultra compact electronic power zoom lenses are the first from the premium lens brand, 'X' for Lumix G. Lumix G X lenses are a new breed of the highest quality zoom lenses, based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard. Their focal lengths complement each other perfectly for quality wide angle, portrait and landscape imagery.

The new Lumix premium 'X' brand is at the forefront of the next generation of camera lenses; utilising the best in advanced optical performance. The new lenses feature Panasonic's unique nano surface coating technology, optical image stabilisation (POWER O.I.S.) and aspherical and ED glass elements to achieve superb image quality while maintaining compact and light design.

 

Small in your pocket, big in performance - The new 14-42mm X Zoom lens


Specifically, the new LUMIX G X H-PS14042 lens offers a versatile zoom range that extends from 14mm to 42mm (35mm equivalent: 28-84 mm) making it suitable for a wide range of scenes, from dynamic landscape shots to impressive portrait images. The collapsible power zoom lens is ultra-compact when not in use, and expands to a 3x zoom lens when switched on. It is approximately the same size as a 20mm pancake lens but with the added features that a zoom brings. The two ED lenses and four aspherical lenses correct a variety of aberrations to deliver excellent optical performance whilst minimising distortion levels and chromatic aberration even at the 28mm wide-end.

In comparison to the Lumix G Standard 14-42mm kit lens, these new lenses provide significant improved optical performance yet achieve a 58% reduction in size (when turned off) and a 48% reduction in weight.

So close but yet so far - The new 45-175mm X Zoom lens


The new LUMIX G X H-PS45175 tele-zoom lens has a versatile focal range from 45mm to 175mm (35 mm equivalent: 90-350 mm). It features notably high contrast and resolution for images shot at its wider-end, which makes it great for taking portrait shots; meaning it complements the LUMIX G X H-PS14042 lens perfectly. In an industry-first, the adoption of its fast motorised Multi-Actuator Floating Inner Focus System ensures that air and dust isn't sucked into the lens during zooming or focusing, and downsizing in both size and weight is achieved while improving image quality.

The Lumix G X Vario lenses are a perfect complement to the Lumix GH2, G3, GF3 or GF2 digital camera and are expected in New Zealand late November.

To learn more, take a look at the Lumix G Series Digital Camera range.

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