Panasonic 45-150mm Lens Lightweight and Small Sized
The Panasonic 45-150mm F4.0-5.6 lens has been announced by Panasonic in July 2012 and is expected to be available at stores around mid October 2012.
It is the latest telephoto zoom interchangeable lens to be developed by Panasonic and promises to be one of the lightweight, smaller sized and versatile lens for micro four thirds compact system cameras.
It has been designed from ground up for photography and HD video recording and has incorporated Panasonic’s Mega O.I.S. technology for image stabilisation providing an advantage of about 1 stops when compared to lens or cameras without image stabilisation.
The lens elements incorporate nano surface coating to decrease flare and ghosting and image reflections.
Specifications of the Panasonic 45-150mm lens:
|Lens Construction||12 elements in 9 groups(2 aspherical lens, 1 UHR lens|
|Nano Surface Coating in Lens||Yes|
|Mount Type||Micro Four Thirds Mount for Compact System Cameras|
|Optical Image Stabiliser||Yes, in lens O.I.S.|
|Focal Length||45-150mm (90mm-300mm full frame equivalent)|
|Aperture Type||7 blades|
|Maximum Aperture||F4.0 at 45mm F5.6 at 150mm|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||0.9m|
|Maximum Magnification||0.17x / 0.35x (full frame equivalent)|
|Angle of view||27°(Wide) to 8.2°(TELE)|
|Accessories included||Lens cap, Lens hood, Lens rear cap|
Panasonic 45-150mm Photo Samples
Ephotozine has published some sample photos of this lens that can be found below:
We are eagerly waiting for more photo samples to be posted as well as some HD recordings as this lens has been built from ground up to be a stellar video performer. Once newer information is available we will keep you posted. For now we have to wait and see if Panasonic will publish information on newer products (which we think they will) at Photokina 2012.