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Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Lens

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Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Lens
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 60mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
Designed for close-up shooting, the Lumix G Macro 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. from Panasonic is a 60mm-equivalent prime lens designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless digital cameras. Its macro capabilities enable a minimum focusing distance of 4.1" along with a 1:1 magnification ratio for life-size imaging of nearby subjects. One aspherical element helps to control spherical aberrations and distortions and a multi-layer coating reduces ghosting and lens flare for increased contrast and color fidelity.
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Panasonic Lumix G 30mm f/2.8 Macro Overview

Designed for close-up shooting, the Lumix G Macro 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. from Panasonic is a 60mm-equivalent prime lens designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless digital cameras. Its macro capabilities enable a minimum focusing distance of 4.1" along with a 1:1 magnification ratio for life-size imaging of nearby subjects. One aspherical element helps to control spherical aberrations and distortions and a multi-layer coating reduces ghosting and lens flare for increased contrast and color fidelity.

In addition to the optical performance, the lens also features a MEGA O.I.S. system, which compensates for the effects of camera shake for sharper hand-held shooting. A stepping AF motor and internal focusing design offer fast, smooth, and near-silent focusing performance and the rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out-of-focus quality when working with selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques.

Prime 30mm portrait-length lens provides a 60mm equivalent focal length with Micro Four Thirds cameras.
Macro design provides a life-size 1:1 magnification ratio and a minimum focusing distance of 4.1" for working with close-up subjects.
One aspherical element helps to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion for greater sharpness and more accurate rendering.
Multi-layer coating controls lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and neutral colors.
Stepping AF motor and internal focus design provides smooth and quiet focusing performance that is well-suited to both photo and video use.
MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer minimizes the appearance of camera shake to benefit handheld shooting in difficult lighting conditions.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm produces a smooth out-of-focus quality when working with selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques.
UPC: 885170237995

Panasonic Lumix G 30mm f/2.8 Macro Specs

Focal Length30mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 60mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View40°
Minimum Focus Distance4.13" / 10.5 cm
Maximum Magnification1x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:1
Optical Design9 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size46 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.31 x 2.5" / 58.8 x 63.5 mm
Length at Maximum Extension2.5" / 63.4 mm
Weight6.35 oz / 180 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.4 x 3.3 x 3.3"

Panasonic Lumix G 30mm f/2.8 Macro Reviews

Astonishing Lens

By Lance
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-31

I bought this lens 4 or 5 years ago and always thought well of it. One day while taking pictures of old pictures instead of scanning (though it's really hard to eliminate ambient light) I tried taking photos of old 35 mm film negatives by taping them to a window for back-light. Results were impressive after applying the 'negative' filter in Photoshop. Then came the Lumix G9, which I love. Then this year (2022) a pro-photographer friend of mine (MK) loaned me Negative Supply's back light rig and negative carrier for 35 mm film that allows you to easily photograph all your negatives and while keeping them substantially flat, without scratching. This lens, combined with the G9's 40 and 80 MP high definition mode has brought new life to my 30 years of 35 mm film negatives. I am not a professional, but this lens/camera combo blows me away. I can punch in focus and easily see film grain on 100 ISO film. I use manual focus, set the shutter on 4 sec delay, aperture at F/5.6 for great results in JPEG mode by using the natural setting, turning sharpness, contrast and noise reduction all the way off & leaving saturation in middle. Haven't experimented much more. My sample photo is a photo of a negative with this lens and G9, which itself is a photo I took with my amazing and still working Yashica T4 SuperD with its Zeiss 35 mm F/3.5 Tessar, which I bought from B & H in 1996. Ironically, this lens and the G9 are getting me back into film, I just bought a 6 x 9 folder camera. Used, because they don't make them anymore. Sigh.

Great little lens

By Aaron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-02

Does what it was designed to do, and does it very well. Sharp, focus fast and can get very close to the object. IS is effective and helps a lot, especially when you need to increase the DOF and go to higher F stops. Would buy it again!

A Great Macro Macro Four Third Lens To Have

By Anthony
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

I do a lot of close-up shootings, so I decided to get this lens when it was on a discounted price. I was attracted that the lens features a MEGA O.I.S. system, which compensates for the effects of camera shake for sharper hand-held shooting. It's a very useful tool to have if you do hate carrying a tripod all the time. The lens is a 60mm-equivalent prime lens designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless digital cameras. Its macro capabilities enable a minimum focusing distance of 4.1 along with a 1:1 magnification ratio for life-size imaging of nearby subjects. I am very pleased with it and you should try this lens if you love doing close up photography with your macro four thirds camera.

Great for Close Up Macro Shots and More!

By Ronald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-21

I bought this lens mostly for getting macro shots of things I wanted to sell online. It has worked well and I have been very happy with the results I've gotten with my Panasonic Lumix GX85, especially using the focus stacking feature that the GX85 has. As a bonus, I've also found that this lens works well as a 30mm prime lens as well, and has good low light abilities and is very sharp at almost all apertures. Working well for portraits and street shots I haven't found anything to criticize yet, I would highly recommend it!

New fav for bmpcc4k

By Evan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-30

Great bokeh, incredible minimum focus distance but doesn't need to be. The mft LUMIX lens line has a bunch of affordable fast prime lenses but they don't have stabilization, this is more expensive than the kit zooms and it's not weather sealed but im in love with shooting with this lens

Fabulous

By Carole
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-14

I am very happy with my lens That's exactly what it took me

Easy to use and gives good pictures

By Leon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-28

It's a nice lens, easy to install, and for the first few closeups I took look pretty good. Can't argue with the $100 discount, and it works very will with my Lumix mirrorless camera.

Why spend more?

By Kathleen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-28

I wanted a dedicated macro lens. Frankly I was skeptical of the reviews for a lens that was sub $300. I was wrong. This lens is very sharp and very fast and excellent at what it supposed to do.

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