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 focal distance of about 3x in all kinds of shooting situations: landscapes, daily goings-on or portraits. And revel in fantastic, high-image-quality results.
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 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.
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.
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 zoom 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 motor is also whisper-quiet for more enjoyable, subtle shooting.
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:
- 4 aspherical lenses
- 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 colors from corner to corner.
For lenses that are capable of compensating distortion, the horizontal axis of the MTF shows the distance from the center of the corrected image.