Panasonic has introduced its new zoom interchangeable lens, the LUMIX G VARIO 12-60mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.
The new lens features a splash/dust-proof design, and offers a 5x zoom range of 24-120mm that covers a variety of daily shooting situations from landscapes to portraits.
Panasonic LUMIX Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds lenses claims to deliver high optical performance. It features the high standards of detail and sharpness.
It comes with a splash and dustproof sealed body and offer good hand-held stability with Dual I.S. (Image Stabilization) compatibility.
It is also compatible with the sensor drive at max. 240 fps to take maximum advantage of cameras with high-speed AF.
It is also capable of recording 4K video, where precise focusing is required. Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces a smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings.
A metal mount assures durability for active use, and uses multi-coated lens elements that minimize ghosts and flare to further enhance its shooting performance.
It also comes with a 0.54x magnification capability for macro close-up shots. Comprised of 11 elements in 9 groups, the lens system features three aspherical lenses and an ED lens which suppresses spherical distortion or chromatic aberration to achieve high picture quality.
The LUMIX G VARIO 12-60mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH will be available in metallic black for $499.99.