Consisting of 12 lenses in 9 groups, the lens is said to deliver excellent contrast from the centre to the corners, equal brightness at the entire zoom range, and high resolution. Two ED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses minimize chromatic aberration. An aspherical lens helps achieve high optical performance while allowing dramatic downsizing of the lens.
The MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) effectively compensates for vibration, and the lens has a metal mount, plus multi-coated lens elements to minimize ghosting and flare.
The lens incorporates an internal focus system which enables excellent resolution and contrast from full life-size magnification to infinity. The inclusion of stepping motor makes the focusing action smooth and silent for use in both photo and video recording.
The Lumix G Vario 35-100 mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. will be available in either silver or black in mid-November.