The Redesigned F2.8 Large Aperture 24-70mm* Wide Zoom MFT Lens
LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-ES12035)
Panasonic is pleased to introduce a new large-aperture wide zoom lens, the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (35mm camera equivalent: 24-70 mm) for the LUMIX G Series that complies with the Micro Four Thirds standard. Achieving large aperture and integration of O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer) in a compact size, lightweight profile, the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. covers virtually any shooting situation. This lens is a redesigned replacement of the LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35 mm / F2.8 II ASPH., one of Panasonic’s Holy Trinity of LUMIX G Micro Four Thirds lenses, that has passed a stringent optical standard of LEICA.
The LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. is comprised of fourteen lens elements in nine groups including four aspherical lenses, one UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lens and one UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) to achieve high optical performance. The Glass material of the UHR lens element has been updated to that of higher transmittance to achieve even more natural color reproduction. Panasonic’s unique Nano Surface Coating provides effective antireflection coating that assures clear description. By applying thin coating with nanometer-level microstructure that features an ultra-low dispersion ratio, the reflection of the entire wavelength of 380-780 mm including visual light range are reduced. Together with a newly adopted light-shieling part, occurrence of ghost and flare is minimized.
For more versatile use, the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. features shorter focusing distance of 0.15m(at wide-end) with a larger magnification ratio of 0.21x (at 17mm), compared with the conventional LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 II ASPH. with 0.25m of focusing distance and 0.17x of magnification ratio.
The LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. is capable of smooth, silent operation to work with the camera’s high-speed, high-precision contrast AF system with the sensor drive at a maximum 240 fps. It also excels in video recording performance with a mechanism that suppresses focus breathing, which was a fatal problem of all interchangeable lenses designed for still image photography. This mechanism and the micro-step aperture control for smooth exposure change achieve professional quality video recording. Combining with the camera’s Body I.S. and the lens’ O.I.S., Dual I.S. 2 provides effective hand-shake correction.
The external design has been refined to be worthy of its LEICA name. With its approximately 306 g compact size and light weight, the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. features stunning mobility that Micro Four Thirds system boasts. The rugged dust/splash-resistant** design withstands use under harsh conditions even at 10 degrees below zero for high mobility. The filter diameter is 58 mm, with a 7-blade circular aperture diaphragm.
Panasonic is committed to the development of the Micro Four Thirds lenses for the further expansion of its lineup to fulfill the needs of customers.
* 35mm camera equivalent
** Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this lens is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.
• Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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