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Panasonic revamps Lumix 12 to 35 mm f/2.8: Brings new LEICA!

The LEICA VARIO-ELMARIT 12 to 35 mm F/2.8 ASPH. This POWER O.I.S. is a new iteration of Panasonic’s renowned Micro 4/3rd 12 to 35 mm F/2.8-II ASPH zoom lens. This updated model has a redesigned lens design, a feature to prevent focus breathing, and a closer minimum focusing range of only 15 cm.

The good news is that the price – €999 or 899 USD has not changed. The lens can be used in almost any shooting environment owing to its small size, high mobility, constant F2.8 aperture & built-in O.I.S.

One of Panasonic’s best quality LUMIX G Micro Four Thirds lenses, the new LUMIX G * VARIO 12 to 35 mm or F2.8 II ASPH was created to replace the outgoing model. Weighing only 306 gm, it has a bag of durable dust & splash-resistant build and can operate in harsh weather conditions.

All-purpose performance

In 2017, Panasonic launched the Lumix GX Vario 12 to 35 mm F/2.8 II ASPH Power O.I.S. It offers a practical zoom, a quick F/2.8 aperture, a small and light body, a robust design, and in-built image stabilization.

What has changed in the updated version, then? Since most new amenities are on the inside, there aren’t many outward alterations. Filmmakers should take note of a new internal mechanism that suppresses concentration breathing. A further micro-step aperture adjustment for smooth exposure changes while recording is a fantastic addition.

This new 12 to 35 mm F/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens has 14 elements organized into nine groups. A U.E.D lens, a U.H.R lens & 4 aspherical lenses are among them.

To produce better natural color reproduction, the firm specifically claims that the glass material of the UHR lens element has recently been improved with higher transmittance.

The lens features Panasonic’s Nano Surface Coating that can help generate bright, sharp images. Also, it lowers reflections and, upon integration with a new light-shielding element, it also lowers flare and ghosting.

Seven rounded aperture blades on the aperture diaphragm should form a bokeh that is smooth & realistic-looking. Additionally, the front filter thread’s measurement of 58 mm is unaffected. The minimum focusing distance is a final upgrade, which is now 15 cm at a 12 to 17 mm focal length.

Versatile and Exceptional

These attributes, along with the silent lens, highly accurate auto-focus system & powerful O.I.S. anti-shake technology, make it perfect for still photography and professional video production.

The LEICA VARIO-ELMARIT 12 to 35 mm F2.8 ASPH & POWER O.I.S. raises the bar for LUMIX G zoom lenses with its exceptional optical performance throughout its focal range, sturdy construction, and spectacular lightweight mobility shared by MFT lenses.

With a maximum sensor drive speed of 240 frames per second, the LEICA VARIO-ELMARIT 12 to 35 mm F2.8 ASPH POWER O.I.S. provides quiet, slick operation. It also performs very well when recording videos thanks to a mechanism that avoids focus breathing and micro-step aperture control for seamless exposure shifts.

Dual I.S-2 offers efficient hand-shake correction when used in conjunction with the camera’s body I.S. and the lens’ O.I.S. The assumption of 306 gms with compact, lightweight, and tough splash or dust-resistant features build of the LEICA VARIO-ELMARIT 12 to 35 mm F2.8 ASPH with POWER O.I.S. provides outstanding mobility.

The end of February 2023 will see the release of the Panasonic Leica Vario-Elmarit 12 to 35 mm F2.8 ASPH Power O.I.S. lens, which will cost $899.99. The lens will be on sale at valued channel partners of the brand.

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