Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm Mega O.I.S.Micro Four Thirds Lens

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An Ultra Compact Pancake Retractable Lens

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42 mm f/3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens An ultra compact pancake that's retractable with 3x zoom (Acts like a 28-84 mm SLR lens) for the Lumix Micro 4/3 mount that's just about the dimensions and weighs pretty much the same as the Panasonic 20mm pancake lens. It measures 2.4 x 1.87"/61 x 47.7 mm (while the short dimension shrivels down to 1.05"/26.8 mm while the power is switched off).

It's weight is only 3.35 oz/95 g. Its not only small and lightweight, this X lens contains the high performance specifications such as autofocus while recording movies, nano surface coat that drastically minimizes flair and ghosting, plus Power Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.) for greatly enhance picture crispness and blur diminution. A pair of ED lens elements counteract chromatic aberration, while the silent fabrication makes this the perfect lens for video shooting.

Really condensed 14-42 mm (same as 28-84 mm SLR) 3x zoom lens with a Nano surface coat minimizes ghosting and flare Power Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.) Silent AF while recording movies

Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 Asph./Power OIS (H-PS14042) lens, designed to retract to reduce its size. Panasonic said the GF3X, when combined with the new lens, is the company's smallest and lightest compact system camera.

With electric-powered zoom operation, the retractable Power Zoom lens is reportedly 26.8mm in length, and weighs about 3.35 ounces. The GF3X and G X lens can achieve Light Speed AF of approximately 0.1 second, according to the company. Features include Power OIS for shooting in low light, a zoom lever on the lens barrel, manual focusing, and 1,920 by 1,080 FullHD video in the AVCHD format ✓


Super Compact 3x 14-42 mm Zoom Lens
28-84 mm Equivalent in 35 mm Format
Nano Coating Reduces Ghosting and Flare
Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization)
Silent Autofocus During Movie Recording

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Lens styleZoom lens  
Max Format Size FourThirds  
Lens focal length14 42 mm  
Stabilization type Yes  
Camera mount Micro Four Thirds  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F3.5 - F5.6  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 7  
Aperture annotations Circular aperture  
Total Elements 9  
Number of Groups 8  
Coatings / special elements 4 aspherical elements, 2 ED glass elements, Nano Surface Coating  
Minimum focus distance 0.20 m (7.87")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.34 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Micromotor  
Full time manual focus Yes  
Focusing method Internal  
Lens distance scale No  
Depth of field scale No  
Physical features
Overall weight95 g (0.21 lb)  
Lens diameter 61 mm (2.40")  
Overall length 37 mm (1.46")  
Construction materials Plastic and metal barrel, metal mount  
Sealing No  
Lens color Black  
Power zoom Yes  
Zoom lock switch No  
Filter thread size 37 mm  
Filter annotations Does not rotate on focusing  
Lens hood included No  
Lens hood code n/a  
Tripod collar included No

Lens Includes
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42 mm f/3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens
Front and Rear Lens Caps
1-Year Limited Warranty


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