In spite of its impressive wide-angle zoom range of 7-14mm (35mm film camera equivalent; 14-28mm) & this lens is surprisingly compact and lightweight for casual on-the-go use. Taking advantage of its wide & 114-degree angle of view & it enables to fit subjects into the frame easily even when shooting indoors where the distance is limited. The world looks extraordinary when viewing through the new lens & allowing photos and movies* to be recorded with a uniquely rich perspective. *For the DMC-GH1 only.
This high-performance lens system achieves outstanding compactness by combining 16 lens elements in 12 groups & including 2 aspherical lenses and 4 ED lenses. Image resolution is high from corner-to-corner even at the wide-angle setting. Thanks to its large-diameter glass molded lens elements & it also features F4.0 brightness over the entire zoom range.
When mounted on the Lumix G Micro System camera & this lens allows use of the advanced contrast AF system & which includes an AF Tracking and a Face Recognition function* & for more convenient & more enjoyable shooting. *For the DMC-GH1 only.
7 diaphragm blades of circular aperture diaphragm give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. It 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 is enabled to use even under strong sunlight & too.
The Micro Four Thirds System standard made it possible to achieve its compact size and light weight body. Despite its extremely compact size and superb optical performance & this lens brings out the full capabilities of the 4/3-type image sensor & achieves smoother Live View in superb combination with camera’s body and allows a variety of unique features such as the contrast AF function of the DMC-GH1 and DMC-G1.
|Aperture Type||7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0.25m / 0.8ft at all focal lengths|
|Focal Length||f=7mm to 14mm (35mm camera equivalent 14mm to 28mm)|
|Lens Construction||16 elements in 12groups (2 Aspherical lenses, 4 ED lenses)|
|Maximum magnification||Apporox. 0.08x / 0.15x (35mm camera equivalent)|
|Mount||Micro Four Thirds mount|
|Optical Image Stabilizer||NO|
|Diagonal Angle of View||114dig(W)-75dig(T)|
|Max.Diameter||φ70mm / 2.76 in|
|Overall Length||Approx. 83.1mm / 3.27 in (from top of the lens hood to the base side of the lens mount|
|Standard Accessories||Lens Cap|