In Panasonic news straight from CES 2017, one of the world’s foremost showcases for consumer technologies, we can announce an expansion to the line-up of our LUMIX G mirrorless camera lenses. We’ve added to our LEICA lens line-up with the announcement of a new standard zoom digital interchangeable lens, the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-60mm* / F2.8-4.0 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. H-ES12060E and we have also refreshed LUMIX G lenses with four updated models.
All five lenses boast dust and splash-proof durability in a rugged design to withstand use under harsh conditions. Plus the new LEICA H-ES12060E and refreshed LUMIX G lenses are built for powerful image stabilisation in all shooting situations and offer enhanced support for video recording.
*35 mm camera equivalent: 24-120 mm.
NEW TO LUMIX G INTERCHANGEABLE LENSES
LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-60mm / F2.8-4.0 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.
The LEICA H-ES12060E standard zoom digital interchangeable lens is the first LEICA F2.8-4.0 to join the LUMIX G line-up. It’s a highly mobile model and offers outstanding optical performance for video and still recording across its versatile 5x wide angle to telephoto zoom range.H-ES12060E Lens
REFRESHED FOR LUMIX G INTERCHANGEABLE LENSES
H-HSA12035E, H-HSA35100E, H-FSA45200E and H-FSA100300E Lens
LUMIX G X VARIO
F2.8 II ASPH.
POWER O.I.S. H-HSA12035E Lens
LUMIX G X VARIO
POWER O.I.S. H-HSA35100E Lens
LUMIX G VARIO
POWER O.I.S. H-FSA45200E Lens
LUMIX G VARIO
POWER O.I.S. H-FSA100300E Lens
Powerful image stability across photo and video
The new LUMIX G lenses and the LEICA H-ES12060E are built for powerful stabilisation in all situations. They offer POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser) and also work with the Dual I.S. (Image Stabiliser)*1, 5-axis Dual I.S.*2, and the 5-axis Dual I.S.2*3 systems on LUMIX G mirrorless cameras. They’re also compatible with the LUMIX G sensor drive at 240fps to take advantage of the high-speed, high-precision Contrast AF.
*1 Complies with the LUMIX GX8
*2 Complies with the LUMIX GX80/85
*3 Complies with the LUMIX GH5 and G80/81/85.
Crystal-clear images with Nano Surface Coating
Put an end to unwanted ghosting and flaring, thanks to the Nano Surface Coating applied to new LUMIX G lenses and the LEICA H-ES12060E. This special, ultra-thin coating was developed originally by Panasonic to reduce bothersome reflections across the entire light spectrum. The result is crystal-clear pictures, even if you’re photographing a light source in the dark.
Enhanced support for video recording
Notably, the five new lenses excel in video recording performance. In addition to the silent operation achieved by the inner focus drive system, the micro-step drive system in the aperture control section helps the camera to smoothly catch up to the brightness changes when zooming or panning. The AF tracking performance in zooming is also improved thanks to high-speed frame analysis for focus control.
Rugged design for all-weather shooting
The new LUMIX G lenses and the LEICA H-ES12060E also boast a rugged design to brave the elements in nearly any kind of weather or shooting location. The lenses features a splash/dust/freezeproof construction*4 that is tough enough to protect the lens system inside from sand, rain and more, making it perfect for shooting under harsh conditions.
*4 Splash/dust/freeze proof: H-HSA12035E, H-HSA35100E and H-ES12060E
Splash/dust proof: H-FSA45200E and H-FSA100300E