Get high F2.8 brightness over the entire zoom range with this high-speed zoom lens. Its focal length of 12 - 35mm (35mm camera equivalent: 24 - 70mm) covers wide-angle to standard to medium telephoto shooting. Not only ideal for capturing landscapes while traveling, this lens’s wide diameter gives you top-quality indoor shots too. Perceptive and defocusing effects add to the features, giving you exactly the kind of photos and videos you’re looking for. Its splash/dustproof design also makes it great for shooting outdoors, so you can use it in nearly any weather with a splash/dustproof LUMIX camera and be creative.
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 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.
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 conjunction with splash/dustproof LUMIX cameras.
14 elements in 9 groups:
- 4 aspherical lenses
- 1 Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion
- 1 Ultra High Refractive Index lens
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 colors from corner to corner.
Ultra-high refractive index (UHR) lenses improve optical performance, reduce size and weight, and achieve uniform image quality from the center to the edges of the image.
For lenses that are capable of compensating distortion, the horizontal axis of the MTF shows the distance from the center of the corrected image.
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"Clearly this is a flagship lens that is meant to compete with the best optics across all camera systems, not just within the CSC (Compact System Camera) domain."
H-HS12035E, What Digital Camera, Gold Award 01 October 2012
"There's nothing lightweight about the specifications, though: an all-metal lens barrel, waterproof seals, internal focusing and Optical Image Stabilisation are just a handful of its merits."
H-HS12035E, What Digital Camera, Best CSC Zoom lens 2012 01 November 2012