Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens

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Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 85mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.7 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
A standard portrait-length prime, the Lumix G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. from Panasonic is an 85mm-equivalent lens designed for the Micro Four Thirds system of mirrorless cameras. One aspherical element is incorporated within the optical design, which helps to control spherical aberrations and distortions for enhanced sharpness and accurate rendering. The f/1.7 maximum aperture is particularly beneficial for selective focus imagery, and also aids shooting in low-light conditions. Further cementing its place as a versatile tool for portraiture, the rounded seven-blade diaphragm produces a smooth out-of-focus quality when making shallow depth of field photos and movies.
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Is this lens good for macro photography?

Is this lens good for macro photography?
Asked by: Leslie
Not really a macro lens, the 30 mm macro is better.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2020-06-11

I’ve heard this lens had stabilization issues ...

I’ve heard this lens had stabilization issues when mounted to the original BMPCC (micro jitters, IS turning off & on, etc). Is this the same case with the BMPCC4K?
Asked by: Keith
We are not aware of any issues using this lens with the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-11-24


Does this lens come with a hood? If not what is a high quality one I can purchase?
Asked by: John P.
Yes; as indicated under the In The Box section on our website, Panasonic includes a lens hood with the lens purchase. The following items are listed on our website under the In The Box tab as included with the Panasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens:In the BoxPanasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. LensLens HoodFront Lens CapRear Lens CapLens Storage BagDecoration RingLimited 1-Year Warranty
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-26


does the new bmpcc4k fully support this lens?also what focal length will you get with the lens on the bmpcc4k?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has an MFT Mount and will be fully compatible with this lens. That camera has a 1.9x crop factor, it will be the equivalent of a 80.75mm lens.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-08-08


Will this lens focus underwater when used on camera in an underwater housing?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it will focus.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Why isn't the silver version available in the US? I see it available in Japan via Ebay.
Asked by: Renato C.
At this time, the manufacturer only distributes the black version to US retailers.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Is this weather sealed?

Is this weather sealed?
Asked by: Jason
I'm sorry, no.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-08-10

Can this lens fit on a Sony a5100 camera?

Can this lens fit on a Sony a5100 camera?
Asked by: chaim
Hello! Kindly be informed that this lens is compatible with several models of Panasonic, Olympus, Blackmagic cameras. If you need further guidance, kindly let us know and we will happily assist you. You can contact Support Team via Live Chat on the Panasonic Website, Contact Us option, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm EST.
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2021-05-28
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