This week, Panasonic UK have announced a new standard zoom lens: the LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. This lens give you the 35mm equivalent focal length of 24-70mm. Coupled with the fixed f/2.8 aperture, the lens is suitable for capturing a wide range of scenes, from dynamic landscapes to portraits, taking advantage of beautiful defocus or fast shutter speed.
The optical quality of this is to a very high specification, featuring superb image rendering for lifelike textures, crisp edge-to-edge contrast and a unique Nano Surface Coating for minimal ghost and flare and natural atmospheres with remarkable transparency. Panasonic's Nano Surface Coating technology is adopted to minimise the reflection at entire visual light range (380nm-780nm) by applying the extra-low refractive index coating with nano-sized structure on the surface of the lens. It results in the super clear picture with dramatic reduction of ghost and flare.
In similar fashion to many of Panasonic’s other micro four-thirds lenses, this is equipped with Power O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer) which effectively compensates for not only small, fast movement but also large and slow making it easy to shoot super clear shots even in low-lit situations such as at night time or indoors where flash may not be possible. To help, Panasonic have tried to make this lens as small and lightweight as possible, without affecting it’s performance. Weighing only 305g in weight and 73.8mm in length, this high mobility has been achieved by including 4 aspherical lenses. The 12-35mm also incorporates an improved inner focus system, which enables excellent resolution and contrast to keep the size / weight down.
Many users of compact system cameras will use their camera not only to shoot stills, but also HD Movie. Panasonic have considered this when designing this lens, incorporating a steeping motor which makes the focusing action not only smooth but also silent.
For full details and to place an order for the Panasonic G X VARIO 12-35mm f/2.8 Asph. Power O.I.S, please click here.