February 26, 2015

New MFT Lenses from Panasonic: 30mm f/2.8 Macro & 42.5mm f/1.7

Panasonic LUMIX G MACRO 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Lens

First up is the LUMIX G MACRO 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Lens:

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 60mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Multi-Layer Coating
  • Stepping AF Motor, Internal Focus
  • MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Maximum Magnification: 1:1
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 4.1"
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Filter Thread: 46 mm
  • Dimensions (DxL): Approx. 2.31 x 2.50" (58.8 x 63.5 mm)
  • Weight: 6.35 oz (180 g)
  • Availability: May 2015
  • Price: $400

Panasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens

And here is the LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens:

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 85mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.7 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Stepping AF Motor, Internal Focus
  • POWER Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.02' (31 cm)
  • Filter Thread: 37 mm
  • Dimensions (DxL): Approx. 2.17 x 1.97" (55 x 50 mm)
  • Weight: 4.59 oz (130 g)
  • Availability: May 2015
  • Price: $400

Both lenses are going to be available in May, but you can pre-order them right now from resellers like B&H. For more info, pictures, and specs, check out the links below.      

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so nice! I wonder what the price will be in Europe.

February 26, 2015 at 5:03AM

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Niels Fokkens
HKU Student, Company Owner, Filmmaker
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Great for you're GH4!

May 11, 2015 at 1:54PM

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Lester Kamstra
Documentary Filmmaker
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Thanks for the substance. Really, I'm glad you took a few minutes to copy the press release and and your affiliate links for us.

February 26, 2015 at 10:22AM

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Michael Carney
Director of Photography, Commercial Video, Stills
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The 42.5mm f/1.7 looks like an optically stabilized clone of the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens. ( not a bad deal at 1/4 of the price of the Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.2 lens )

February 26, 2015 at 11:27AM

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Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer
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I hope it is :). I love my Olympus 45mm, but if I could handhold it in video, it would be a lot more useful.

February 26, 2015 at 7:07PM

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