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Panasonic H-PS14042S Lumix G X Vario PZ 14 - 42 mm / F3.5-5.6 Asph. / Power O.I.S. Zoom Lens

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Lumix G Micro System Lens
Panasonic H-PS14042S Lumix G X Vario PZ 14 - 42 mm  / F3.5-5.6 Asph. / Power O.I.S. Zoom Lens

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Panasonic H-PS14042S Lumix G X Vario PZ 14 - 42 mm / F3.5-5.6 Asph. / Power O.I.S. Zoom Lens

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Panasonic H-PS14042S Lumix G X Vario PZ 14 - 42 mm  / F3.5-5.6 Asph. / Power O.I.S. Zoom Lens

The Panasonic H-PS14042S Lumix G X Vario PZ 14 - 42 mm / F3.5 - 5.6 Asph. / Power O.I.S. standard zoom is a cutting-edge interchangeable lens with electric-powered zoom operation from the LUMIX G Micro System premium lens brand "X". Crystallizing Panasonic's optical technologies, this X lens features superb image rendering for lifelike texture and crisp edge-to-edge contrast. A unique Nano Surface Coating minimizes ghosts and flaring and delivers a natural atmosphere with remarkable transparency.

Although the Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / Power O.I.S. is a zoom lens, it boasts outstanding compactness even compared to single focus length lenses: approximately 1.06 inches in length and approximately 3.4 ounces in weight. The astonishingly short overall length is realized in part by the inclusion of four aspherical lenses. They also improve optical performance by minimizing distortion, even at the 28mm wide end. The lens system features two ED lenses, which suppress chromatic aberration, contributing to the high contrast and superb image rendering across the entire zoom range. A zoom lever allows stable zooming with ease even when shooting moving subjects. The versatile zoom range of 14 - 42 mm (35mm camera equivalent: 28 - 84 mm) is perfect for portraits at the tele end and dynamic landscapes at the wide end.

Panasonic's Nano Surface Coating technology minimizes reflections across the entire visual light range (380nm-780nm) through the application of the extra-low refractive index coating with nano-sized structure on the surface of the lens. This results in super-sharp images with dramatic reduction of ghost and flare. Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) makes it easy to shoot super clear shots even in low-light situations such as night time or indoors. With its improved sensitivity of the gyro sensor, Power O.I.S. suppresses large, slow movement two times more effectively than the conventional MEGA O.I.S. system.

Panasonic H-PS14042S Lumix G X Vario PZ 14 - 42 mm / F3.5-5.6 Asph. / Power O.I.S. Zoom Lens Key Features

Panasonic H-PS14042S Lumix G X Vario PZ 14 - 42 mm  / F3.5-5.6 Asph. / Power O.I.S. Zoom Lens
Included Accessories:
  • Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Storage Bag
3x Standard Zoom Lens with Zoom Range From 28 mm to 84 mm (35mm Equivalent)
The versatile zoom range of 14 - 42 mm (35mm camera equivalent: 28 - 84 mm) is perfect for portraits at the tele end and dynamic landscapes at the wide end.
The World's First Digital Interchangeable Power Zoom Lens
The electric zoom lever on the left side of the lens barrel enables smooth zooming and suppresses blurring which is especially useful in video shooting.
Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
The smaller and lighter the camera body, the greater the hand-shake effect during shooting. POWER O.I.S. features a great performance improvement -- twice the shake suppression capability of MEGA O.I.S. The hand-shake component, which is physically generated when pressing the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed, is recognized as a low-frequency vibration, for which the POWER O.I.S. is particularly effective.
Outstanding Compactness
Although the Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / Power O.I.S. is a zoom lens, it boasts outstanding compactness even compared to single focus length lenses: approximately 1.06 inches in length and approximately 3.4 ounces in weight.
9 Elements In 8 Groups Including Four Aspherical Lenses and Two ED Lenses For Superb Optical Performance
To assure superior image quality while reducing size and weight, this Lumix G lens features four aspherical lenses that effectively prevent lens aberration, such as spherical and distortion aberration. Each aspherical lens has the effect of several spherical lenses, so a higher magnification ratio can be achieved with fewer lenses. The result is smaller overall size and weight. In a conventional lens made only of optical glass, it becomes difficult to correct chromatic aberration when the focal length is long, thus resulting in contrast degradation or color bleeding. This problem has been solved by Panasonic's Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) lens. It suppresses the prism's color separation effect to correct longitudinal chromatic aberration at the telephoto zoom setting. The two ED lenses help render sharp, high-contrast images with clear colors from corner to corner.
Nano Surface Coating Technology Minimizes Ghosts And Flare
Panasonic's Nano Surface Coating technology minimizes reflections across the entire visual light range (380nm-780nm) through the application of the extra-low refractive index coating with nano-sized structure on the surface of the lens. This results in super-sharp images with dramatic reduction of ghost and flare.
Light Speed AF And Shortened Shutter Time Lag
When mounted on the cameras of LUMIX G Micro System, users can take advantage of the contrast AF system and its convenient functions. With an inner focus system driven by a stepping motor, the superior optical design supports Light Speed AF of approximately 0.1 second.* By speeding up the aperture control, shutter time lag is also shortened by approximately 40% compared with the Lumix G Vario 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S..**

* The time for focusing on the subject is measured with the DMC-GF3 to move the lens position to 2m from infinity position at wide-end. The firmware of the GF3 must be updated to Ver.1.1 or later. Panasonic measurement method.
** Measured with DMC-GF3. The time required to start exposure after the shutter button is fully pressed after the lens position is moved from infinity to 2m at wide-end. The firmware of the GF3 must be updated to Ver.1.1 or later. Panasonic measurement method.
Circular Aperture Diaphragm
Seven aperture blades give the aperture a rounded shape that, when shooting at larger aperture, produces an attractive smoothness in out-of-focus areas for smooth, soft, background defocusing.
Minimum Focus Distance Of 7.9 Inches At Wide End, 11.8 Inches At Tele End
With its minimum focus distance of 7.9 inches (0.2 m) at the wide end and 11.8 inches (0.3 m) at the tele end, the Lumix G X Vario PZ 14 - 42 mm lens provides a maximum photographic magnification of 0.34x (35mm equivalent).

Panasonic H-PS14042S Lumix G X Vario PZ 14 - 42 mm / F3.5-5.6 Asph. / Power O.I.S. Zoom Lens Specifications

Lumix G X Vario PZ 14 - 42 mm Lens
Focal Length
f=14mm to 42mm (35mm film camera equivalent 28mm to 84mm)
Lens Construction
9 Elements in 8 Groups, including 4 aspherical Lens Elements and 2 ED Lens Elements
Mount
Micro Four Thirds mount
Optical Image Stabilizer
Yes (POWER O.I.S.)
Aperture Type
Circular aperture diaphragm / 7 diaphragm blades
Maximum Aperture
F3.5 (Wide) - F5.6 (Tele)
Minimum Aperture
f22
Closest Focusing Distance
7.87 inches (20 cm) at 14 - 20 mm focal lengths, 11.81 inches (30 cm) at 21 - 42 mm focal lengths
Maximum Image Magnification
0.17x (35mm Equivalent: 0.34x)
Diagonal Angle of View
75° to 29°
Filter Size
37 mm
Dimensions, Maximum Diameter x Length
2.40 x 1.06 inches / 61 mm x 26.8 mm (length measured from the top of the lens hood to the base side of the lens mount)
Weight
3.4 oz. (95 g)

Panasonic H-PS14042S Lumix G X Vario PZ 14 - 42 mm / F3.5-5.6 Asph. / Power O.I.S. Zoom Lens

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