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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH
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  • Two Aspherical lenses and four ED lenses.
  • Seven blades aperture 
  • Multi-coated lens elements that minimize ghosts and flare
  • Metal mount
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH
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Overview

Description by Panasonic:

Interchangeable ultra wide-angle zoom lens, LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm/F4.0 ASPH. In spite of its impressive wide-angle zoom range of 7-14mm (35mm camera equivalent; 14-28mm), the lens is surprisingly compact and lightweight for casual on-the-go use.

Taking advantage of its wide, 114-degree angle of view, users can easily fit subjects into the frame even when shooting indoors where the distance is limited. The world looks extraordinary when viewed through the new lens, allowing photos and movies to be recorded with a uniquely rich perspective.

This high-performance lens system achieves outstanding compactness by combining 16 lens elements in 12 groups, including two aspherical lenses and four ED lenses. Image resolution is high from corner-to-corner even at the wide-angle setting. It also features F4.0 brightness over the entire zoom range thanks to its large-diameter glass molded lens elements.

When mounted on LUMIX G Micro System Camera, the lens allows use of the advanced contrast AF system, which includes a Face Recognition function, for more convenient, more enjoyable shooting. Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings.

The LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm/F4.0 ASPH. lens also features a highly reliable metal mount, and uses multi-coated lens elements that minimize ghosts and flare to further enhance its optical performance. The optimally designed lens hood enables use even under strong sunlight.

Reviews

Gordon Laing tests this camera with a Panasonic GX1 camera:

"The Panasonic Lumix 7-14mm f4 may be one of the earliest native lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system, but remains one of the most compelling, delivering superb quality across its focal range from standard wide to extreme wide angle.

With coverage that's equivalent to 14-28mm in the full-frame format, the Lumix 7-14mm is ideal for capturing expansive landscape views and enormous buildings inside and out. It conveniently starts where most general purpose lenses stop, providing the photographer with wider and wider coverage until

Post date: 13/02/2013 - 19:02

"The Panasonic 7-14mm lens is the first and the best ultra wide angle lens for the Micro Four Thirds format to date. You can get this lens from either Amazon (Best Price + FREE Shipping), B&H Photo Video or Adorama. Anytime you use those links, you are helping me writing more cool stuff on this site. Thanks for your help!

During the launch date, there are many excitement and buzz around this lens. The 7mm focal length is

Post date: 27/02/2012 - 21:22

Probably the best wide-angle zoom lens available for any mirrorless mount. It also costs as much or more than the best mirrorless cameras.

"The LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm F4.0 ASPH lens offers virtually silent focusing. In use, we have also found the system surprisingly quick on the DMC-GH2, though not quite as zippy as the GH2 and 14-140mm lens combo.
Manual focusing is possible in a focus-by-wire fashion. This should not put you off using it as it feels pretty natural in use,

Post date: 01/01/2011 - 00:00

Specifications

DXO Mark Score
Resolution: 
9.0 P-Mpix
Transmission: 
4.4 TStop
Distortion: 
0.90%
Vignetting: 
-1.5 EV
Chr. aberration: 
19.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Zoom
Lens Mount: 
Micro Four Thirds Mount
AF Motor type: 
DC Motor
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
7 - 14mm
Internal zooming: 
No
Angle of view: 
114° - 75°
Zoom Ratio: 
2.0x
Max Magnification: 
0.1x
Lens construction: 
16 elements in 12 groups (2 aspherical lenses, 4 ED lenses)
Diaphragm Blades: 
7 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/4.0
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.25m
Distance Scale: 
No
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
No
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
70.0mm
Length: 
83.0mm
Body material: 
Plastic with metal mount
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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