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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS

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Panasonic  Lumix G Vario 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS
Panasonic  Lumix G Vario 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS
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Initial Price: 
$330
  • Aspheric lens element 
  • Mega O.I.S. optical image stabilizer
  • Multi-coated lens elements that reduce ghosts and flare
  • Metal mount
Panasonic  Lumix G Vario 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS
Panasonic  Lumix G Vario 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS
Panasonic  Lumix G Vario 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS
Panasonic  Lumix G Vario 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS
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Overview

Description by Panasonic:

Standard zoom interchangeable lens designed specifically for the cameras compatible with Micro Four Thirds System standard.

Suitable for a wide range of scenes from portrait to landscape photography, the new LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens offers an zoom range of 14-45mm (35mm equivalent: 28-90mm) while featuring its ultra-compact size and light weight. The aspheric lens element also improves optical performance by minimizing distortion, even at the 28mm wide end.

The LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens incorporates Panasonic's Mega O.I.S. optical image stabilizer, which makes it easy to shoot super clear shots even in low-lit situations by suppressing the blur caused by a hand shake.

With its minimum focus distance of 30 cm even at full zoom, the new lens provides a maximum photographic magnification of 0.34x (35mm equivalent). Seven aperture blades give the aperture a rounded shape that, when shooting at larger aperture, produces an attractive smoothness in out-of-focus areas. Featuring a highly reliable metal mount, the new lens system uses multi-coated lens elements that reduce ghosts and flare to an absolute minimum, helping deliver a high optical performance.

Reviews

A very interesting comparison, mostly summed up in this phrase:

"The combination of  lower microcontrast, more uncorrected chromatic aberration and more local flare means that in general photographic use the Oly 12-50 mm lens, even when correctly focussed,  will often deliver less satisfying image quality than

Post date: 08/10/2012 - 06:35

"The Panasonic 14-45 is the first kit lens for the Micro Four Thirds format. It was originally released with the Panasonic G1 camera.

You can get this lens from either Amazon (Best Price + FREE Shipping), B&H Photo Video or Adorama. Whenever you buy something from those site, you help me keep adding cool stuff here
I would consider myself a semi pro photographer who buy way too many expensive lenses and

Post date: 27/02/2012 - 21:19

"A fundamental component of the Micro Four Thirds system design is the use of software to correct certain lens aberrations. For most users this is completely transparent - the camera corrects both the viewfinder image 'on the fly', and the JPEG files it records. Also, both the SilkyPix software supplied with G-series cameras and industry-standard alternatives such as Adobe Camera Raw convert raw files

Post date: 14/10/2009 - 00:00

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$330
Release Date: 
09/2008
Specifications
Lens type: 
Zoom
Lens Mount: 
Micro Four Thirds Mount
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
14 - 45mm
Internal zooming: 
No
Angle of view: 
75° - 27°
Zoom Ratio: 
3.2x
Max Magnification: 
0.2x
Lens construction: 
12 elements in 9 groups (1 Aspherical lens)
Diaphragm Blades: 
7 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.30m
Distance Scale: 
No
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
No
Stabilization system : 
Yes
Stabilization system details: 
Optical Image Stabilizer
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
60.0mm
Length: 
60.0mm
Weight: 
195.0 g
Body material: 
Plastic with metal mount
Weather sealing: 
No
Filter Diameter: 
52mm
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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