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Panasonic Launches new lens LUMIX G 42.5mm/F1.7 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. (H-HS043)

The F1.7 High Speed Middle Telephoto Single Focal Length Lens LUMIX G 42.5mm/F1.7 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. (H-HS043) For Impressive Portrait with Beautiful Defocus

Jun 25, 2015 -

Panasonic is proud to introduce a new interchangeable lens LUMIX G 42.5mm/F1.7 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. (35 mm camera equivalent: 85 mm) for the LUMIX G based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard. Not only its maximum aperture of F1.7, the LUMIX G 42.5mm/F1.7 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. yet incorporates optical image stabilizer POWER O.I.S. while complying with full time AF.

The new lens system comprising of 10 elements in 8 groups uses an aspherical lens. The aspherical lens suppress spherical aberration and distortion. The popular 42.5 mm of middle-telephoto focal distance (Equivalent to 85 mm on a 35 mm camera) is definitely suitable for portrait with rich stereoscopic effect. Together with the high-speed aperture, users can utilize the beautiful defocus for more impressive, creative shots. It features anversatile focusing distance of 0.31 m allowing users to enjoy true-to-life close-up shots such as food photography.

Due to the shallow depth of field which is unique to the large aperture lens, even a slight handshake causes out-of-focus. However, the POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) which is newly integrated in the LUMIX G 42.5mm/F1.7 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. effectively compensates for not only small, fast movement but also large, slow one making it easy to shoot super clear shots even when shooting in low-lit situations such as in night time or indoors.

It incorporates superior inner focus system, which enables excellent resolution and contrast from close-up to infinity. The inclusion of newly developed stepping motor makes the focusing action smooth and silent for use in both photo and video recording. Notably the performance of AF is by far superior to the phase-difference AF when fast lens with smaller F value is used. When mounted on the cameras of LUMIX G, users can take advantage of the high-speed, high-precision Contrast AF system with 240 fps high speed digital signal exchange.

Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. Highly reliable metal mount assures durability for active use, and uses multi-coated lens elements that minimize ghosts and flare to further enhance its shooting performance.Offered in sharp, metallic black and silver, the new LUMIX G 42.5mm/F1.7 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. stylishly matches the LUMIX G Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) cameras.

•Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Product details

H HS043 K 200

H HS043 S 200