Panasonic m4/3 Lenses

Panasonic designs and makes their own lenses, as well as in cooperation with Leica. The US distributor doesn't have a dedicated page for lens information, but you can find specifications and other information on their shop-and-compare page here

Future lenses in development (2013 or later):

  • Leica 15mm f/1.7 Summilux
  • Lumix 35-100mm Vario
  • Leica 42.5mm f/1.2
  • Lumix 150mm f/2.8 (no longer on current roadmap, but previously announced)

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Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4 ASPH

  • m4/3 coverage
  • autofocus 
  • internal focusing
  • 16 elements in 12 groups (2 aspherical, 4 ED elements), nano coating
  • 7-blade aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/22
  • no filter ring
  • 9" (.25m) minimum focus, 1:6.6 magnification ratio
  • 3.27" (83.1mm) long, 2.95" (75mm) diameter
  • 10.68 ounces (303g) weight
  • built in petal-shaped lens hood
  • Includes storage bag
  • US$900 suggested retail
  • Model Number H-F007014

Thom's Mini Review: Expensive. But it performs quite well in almost every situation I've used it in. Optical quality is quite high, with the corners being a bit compromised wide open, but not enough for me to worry about. Some chromatic aberration in the corners, but again, not enough for me to worry about, as it's easily removed in post these days. Autofocus is fast and reliable, manual focus difficult to assess. Doesn't have optical stabilization, but that really isn't a drawback on a lens this wide. The constant f/4 is a nice touch, saving you a stop at the long end in low light situations, and m4/3 needs as much aperture as it can get in low light. The built-in hood doesn't cover much area, but seems effective in reducing flare from the sides. The front element is fairly vulnerable, but this is m4/3, so the lens isn't jutting out that much in the first place. I've been able to keep the bulging front element on my sample from hitting anything. Very good build quality. This has been my m4/3 equivalent to the Nikkor 14-24mm, with my only real complaint about the Panasonic being that f/4 is limiting for low light work. Recommended

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