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New Panasonic Leica 12-60mm Lens And Lens Renewals Announced

Panasonic has announced a new lens as well as the renewal of 4 Lumix G lenses.

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Panasonic has announced the launch of a new standard zoom Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Micro Four Thirds lens as well as the renewal of 4 Lumix G Micro Four Thirds lenses. 

The new Leica DG 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH. Power OIS lens has a 5x zoom range and is the first in a lens of lenses to be introduced in Panasonic's new f/2.8-4.0 series. The new lens is said to excel in video shooting performance thanks to a silent in focus drive system and a micro-step drive system in aperture control, allowing the camera to smoothly adapt to brightness changes when making videos. 

It's compact, dust and splash-proof design is freeze-proof down to -10 degrees C. The Leica DG Vario-Elmarit f/2.8-4.0 series line-up will expand with additional lenses. An 8-18mm (16-36mm, 35mm camera equivalent) wide zoom lens and 50-200mm (100-400mm, 35mm camera equivalent) telephoto zoom lens are currently under development.

Take a look at our hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH. lens

Panasonic is renewing four LUMIX G digital interchangeable lenses to achieve increased performance and mobility:

  • Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm / f/2.8 II ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.
  • Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm / f/2.8 II / POWER O.I.S.
  • Lumix G Vario 45-200mm / f/4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S.
  • Lumix G Vario 100-300mm / f/4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S.

We also went hands-on with the new 45-200mm, and 100-300mm lenses here.

All of these new lenses comply with the advanced functions of the latest LUMIX G digital cameras, now supporting POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer), 5-axis Dual I.S., and 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 when mounted on a Panasonic LUMIX G camera.

The LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / f/4.0-5.6 II and LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / f/4.0-5.6 II now comply with the sensor drive at maximum 240 fps to take full advantage of cameras with high-speed, high-precision Contrast AF. The AF tracking performance in zooming has also been improved thanks to high-speed frame analysis for focus control.

These two lenses now also boast dust and splash-proof durability. A total of nine lenses in the full LUMIX G lens line-up now feature a rugged design to withstand use under tough conditions.

Panasonic has released firmware Ver.1.1 for the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm  f/4.0-6.3 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. lens, making it compatible with the latest image stabilising function 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2.

5-axis Dual I.S. 2 is effective when the lenses are used with the LUMIX GH5 or G80 cameras. Combining an O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and B.I.S. (Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis), it compensates for larger movements which were conventionally uncontrollable, boasting even more powerful and effective blurring suppression. 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 works for both photo and video recording, including 4K video.

The new firmware will be available at the LUMIX Customer Support website in February 2017.

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