Panasonic 14-140 mm lens

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Panasonic has unveiled a new standard zoom lens, the Lumix G Vario 14-140 mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. / Power O.I.S for Micro Four Thirds G-series cameras.

It is the 35 mm camera equivalent of 28-280 mm.

Comprised of 14 elements in 12 groups, the lens system features three aspherical lenses and two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses to achieve dramatic downsizing, despite its 10x optical zoom, while minimizing distortion and chromatic aberration.

The optical image stabilizer effectively compensates to shoot super clear shots even in low-light situations such as at nighttime or indoors, says the company.

Incorporating an inner focus drive system and stepping motor, the lens is capable of smooth, silent operation to work with the camera’s high-speed, high-precision contrast autofocus (AF) system for both photo and video recording. It is also compatible with the sensor drive at maximum 240 fps to take maximum advantage of cameras with high-speed AF such as GH3 and the new G6.

The new 14-140 mm lens is built with a metal mount, and uses multi-coated lens elements that minimize ghosting.

Neither pricing nor availability have been announced.

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