A versatile standard zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds
This standard zoom lens from Panasonic has been designed for use with Micro Four Thirds cameras, such as its own G series and it offers a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 24-70mm. This has been a favoured focal range of many a photographer for some time, due to Its incredible flexibility and the wide range of uses it is suitable for. At the wide end this lens can accompany you on your landscape and architectural shoots, while at the long end it is more than capable of a tightly cropped portrait or still life shot.
Large f2.8 constant maximum aperture
A first for a Micro Four Thirds lens, this Panasonic 12-35mm features a large, bright f2.8 aperture throughout its entire zoom range. This constant maximum aperture ensures that your images do not degrade in quality as you zoom in, due to the effects of camera shake. Another Benefit of this aperture rating is the ability to send backgrounds into complete blur, leaving your foreground subjects free to take centre stage.
Lightweight yet sturdy structure
In keeping with the rest of the Panasonic G series range, this 12-35mm f2.8 lens is exceptionally small and compact and will not add too much weight to your compact system kit. As is evident by its focal range, this lens has been designed for everyday usage and you will be thankful at day's end when your neck and shoulders are not the least bit strained.
Power O.I.S - No more camera shake
Don't be fooled by its lightweight feel, this Panasonic Zoom lens is no shrinking violet. With a dust and splash proof construction, there is no need to rush indoors during a light drizzle out of fear for damaging your lens. When we say everyday lens, we really mean it.
Camera shake and blur have always been an enemy of photography, threatening to ruin many important Images. This Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 does not suffer this fate, thanks to the built-in Power Optical Image stabiliser. This stabiliser combines with the previously mentioned constant maximum aperture, to make sure you are covered in all shooting conditions.
Other Key Features
- Circular aperture design for the pleasing appearance of out-of-focus areas
- Nano surface coating - helps to eliminate flare and ghosting
- Aberrations and distortions are all but spoken for, thanks to an optical construction containing Ultra extra-low dispersion elements and Ultra high refractive elements