Panasonic Lumix G X 45-175mm lens Ilse Jurriën : August 29th 2011 - 17:15 CET
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm lens : Panasonic introduces a new high performance interchangeable lens for their Lumix G System cameras; the Panasonic Lumix G X H-PS45175. The new ultra compact electronic power zoom lens is the first from the premium lens brand ´X´ for the Panasonic Lumix G system cameras. The new Panasonic Lumix premium ‘X’ brand is at the forefront of the next generation of camera lenses; utilising the best in advanced optical performance. The new Panasonic Lumix G X 45-175mm lens features Panasonic’s unique nano surface coating technology, optical image stabilisation (POWER O.I.S.) and aspherical and ED glass elements to achieve superb image quality while maintaining compact and light design.
Panasonic Lumix G X 45-175mm lens
The new Panasonic Lumix G X H-PS45175 tele-zoom lens has a versatile focal range from 45mm to 175mm (35 mm equivalent: 90-350 mm). The Panasonic 45-175mm lens features notably high contrast and resolution for images shot at its wider-end, which makes it great for taking portrait shots; meaning it complements the also newly introduces Panasonic Lumix G X 14-42mm lens perfectly. In an industry-first, the adoption of its fast motorised Multi-Actuator Floating Inner Focus System ensures that air and dust isn’t sucked into the lens during zooming or focussing, and downsizing in both size and weight is achieved while improving image quality.
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm POWER O.I.S
The new POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilisation) which is newly integrated in the Panasonic Lumix G X 45-175mm lens making it easy to take images with great clarity even in low-light conditions. With the improved sensitivity of the gyro sensor, the new POWER O.I.S. dramatically improves the hand-shake correction power - resulting in visibly improved sharpness.
Panasonic Lumix G X 45-175mm sample images
Panasonic Japan has published some sample images of the new Panasonic Lumix G X 45-175mm / F4.0-5.6 / POWER OIS lens, so you can judge the image quality of this new zoom lens yourself. Sample images have been published in combination with the DMC-G3 and DMC-GF3 system cameras. You can download the sample image of the Panasonic Lumix G X 45-175mm combined with the DMC-GF3 here, the sample images of the Panasonic Lumix G X 45-175mm combined with the DMC-G3 can be downloaded here and here.
Panasonic Lumix X 45-175mm zoom lens
The new Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm lens utilises Panasonic’s nano surface coating to significantly minimise the reflection at entire visual light range. The results are incredibly clear pictures and a dramatic reduction in ghosting and lens flare. The zoom lever on the lens barrel, an industry-first for interchangeable lenses, provides the user with fast, precise and silent zooming especially when shooting HD video recording. Manual focusing is also available, with the manual focus lever for users requiring a more precise control.
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm specifications
• Model No. : H-PS45175
• Lens Construction : 14 elements in 10 groups (2 aspherical lenses, 2 ED lenses)
• Nano Surface Coating : YES
• Mount : Micro Four Thirds mount
• Optical Image Stabilizer : YES (POWER O.I.S.)
• Focal Length : f=45mm to 175mm (35mm camera equivalent 90mm to 350mm)
• Aperture Type : 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
• Aperture Range : F4.0(Wide) - F5.6(Tele)
• Minimum Aperture : F22
• Closest Focusing Distance : 0.9m / 3.0ft
• Maximum Magnification : Approx. 0.2x / 0.4x (35mm camera equivalent)
• Diagonal Angle of View : 27°(W) - 7.1°(T)
• Filter Size : φ46mm / 1.8inch
• Max.Diameter : φ61.6mm / 2.4inch
• Overall Length : Approx. 90mm / 3.5inch
• Weight Approx. : 210g / 7.4oz (excluding lens cap and lens rear cap)
• Standard Accessories : Lens cap, Lens rear cap, Lens storage bag, Lens hood
• Others : Electric zoom lever, Manual focus ring, Manual zoom ring
Panasonic Lumix G X 45-175mm price & availability
The Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 45-175mm / F4.0-5.6 / POWER O.I.S lens is available in the highly stylish and sophisticated colour options of black and silver, a perfect complement to the Panasonic Lumix G and Lumix GF3 cameras.
Panasonic Lumix G X 45-175mm Tele-PowerZoom lens video