Panasonic 14-50mm Vario-Elmar MEGA O.I.S. Four Thirds Lens

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Panasonic 14-50mm f/3.8-5.6 Vario-Elmar Aspherical MEGA O.I.S. Four Thirds LensThe Panasonic 14-50mm f/3.8-5.6 Leica D Vario-Elmar Aspherical MEGA O.I.S. Lens is an interchangeable standard-zoom lens, developed by Leica exclusively for digital SLR cameras, and follows the Four Thirds Standard. This means that the lens is also interchangeable with other manufacturers that use this format.

By incorporating the MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) feature and 2 aspherical and 2 ED elements, this lens makes it possible to capture clear, sharp images, edge to edge, even in macro shooting or low-lit situations. This provides users with a wide range of shooting flexibility.


Aspherical & ED Lenses
Two aspherical lens elements help the lens meet Leica's extremely high optical performance standards. They help capture images that are clear from corner to corner across the entire zoom range, with minimal distortion. Two ED (extra-low dispersion) lenses reduce chromatic aberration to an absolute minimum.

Multi-coated lens elements reduce ghosting and flare to an absolute minimum, enabling the lens to deliver an optical performance that meets Leica's lofty standards.

Minimum Focus Distance
Its minimum focus distance of 11.4" (29cm), even at full zoom, provides a maximum magnification of 0.42x (35mm equivalent). This combines with Mega O.I.S. hand-shake correction to let you capture outstanding macro shots even at the telephoto end, without using a tripod.

Circular Aperture
7-blade circular aperture diaphragm produces brilliant out-of-focus characteristics.

Four Thirds Standard Lens Mount
Use of the Four Thirds Standard means that this lens can also be used with other manufacturers that have adopted this digital camera standard.

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Lens type Zoom lens  
Max Format size FourThirds  
Focal length 1450 mm  
Image stabilization Yes  
Lens mount Four Thirds  
Maximum aperture F3.8 - F5.6  
Minimum aperture F22.0  
Aperture ring No  
Number of diaphragm blades 7  
Aperture notes circular aperture diaphragm  
Elements 15  
Groups 11  
Special elements / coatings 2 Aspherical lenses, 2 ED lenses  
Minimum focus 0.29 m (11.42)  
Maximum magnification 0.42  
Autofocus Yes  
Motor type Micromotor  
Full time manual Unknown  
Focus method Internal  
Distance scale No  
DoF scale No  
Weight 434 g (0.96 lb)  
Diameter 75 mm (2.95)  
Length 93 mm (3.67)  
Color Black  
Zoom method Rotary (extending)  
Filter thread 67 mm  
Tripod collar No

Lens Includes
Panasonic 14-50mm f/3.8-5.6 Vario-Elmar Aspherical MEGA O.I.S. Lens for Four Thirds System
Front Lens Cap
Rear Lens Cap
Lens Hood
Lens Storage Bag
1-Year U.S.A. Warranty

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Panasonic 14-50mm f/3.8-5.6 Vario-Elmar Aspherical MEGA O.I.S. Lens

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