Developed as a compact zoom that is ideal for travel, the Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. from Panasonic is a Micro Four Thirds system lens that spans a versatile 24-120mm equivalent focal length range. Covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives, the lens' design incorporates three aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element to reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range for increased clarity and image sharpness. Additionally, an apt POWER Optical Image Stabilization system compensates for the effects of camera shake and is also compatible with cameras featuring Dual I.S. for robust stability to benefit handheld shooting in difficult lighting conditions. Further cementing its place as a versatile and ideal lens for photographers on-the-go, this 12-60mm lens sports a dust- and splash-proof construction for use in harsh environments.
- Micro Four Thirds System
- 24-120mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
- One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Overview
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Specs
|Focal Length||12 to 60mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 120mm)|
|Maximum Aperture||f/3.5 to 5.6|
|Lens Mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Lens Format Coverage||Micro Four Thirds|
|Angle of View||84.05° to 20.44°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||7.87" / 20 cm|
|Optical Design||11 Elements in 9 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||7, Rounded|
|Filter Size||58 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||2.6 x 2.8" / 66 x 71 mm|
|Length at Maximum Extension||4.17" / 105.9 mm|
|Weight||7.41 oz / 210 g|
|Package Weight||0.75 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||4.85 x 4.1 x 4"|
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Reviews
Great lens. Highly recommend.
Great General Purpose Lens
This is one of three Panasonic lenses that I own for my G9. The other two are primes that I use for street and video photography. I purchased this lens for a vacation trip where I anticipated doing a lot of hiking and did not want to carry my heavy DSLR with a comparable lens. I recently used this lens for vacation photos, landscapes, and some street photography on a trip. I am very happy with my choice since the results are sharp and the focus performance of the lens is great. My only complaint is that the hood does not snap on very securely and I needed to be careful not to lose it since it sometimes fell off when it rubbed against my pants. Personally, i view that as a minor problem since the overall performance of the lens is what I expected.
Great lens, clear and works well in my small space for shooting yoga videos!
Would continue to shop at B& H
The Panasonic LUMIX G Vario Lens is amazing. The power and the focus is unbelievable. B&H ship it to me super fast and new means new.
General walk around lens
I am an enthusiast photographer. I mostly enjoy street photography and family/friends type of photography. The lens is a decent general walk around lens. I use it on my G9 and I find that it is good for street photography. The pics are decent and the un-edited photos out of the camera are decent. If you are looking for a relatively inexpensive lens for street photos/family-friends pics, this will fit your needs.
Love this lens
Wet happy with this lens. Exceptional quality and the photos are vivid. A great lens for anyone w the LUMIX G9. Highly recommend.
Great outdoors/needs lights indoors
I am a freelance TV news correspondent for a small international news network who shoots his own interviews and broll on a Gh4. I was hired mainly for my journalistic talents and have been teaching myself to shoot over the last 3 years on the fly so despite being a professional TV reporter my actual talent/experience level with video is not that high. I expected this lens to be the answer to most of my day to day, running and gunning needs and it works well outdoors - the OIS is not great but usable. Autofocus is slow but you can work around this stuff.. What I am disappointed with is that it's nearly useless indoors without lights. On several occasions I've followed protesters inside of buildings on news shoots and had to pull out my Motorola smartphone to complete the story. I am buying another lens just to flim interviews indoors. In your average news story you used these 15-30 second soundbytes, often of people you ask for comments from right at that moment. Nobody wants to sit around while you set up your lights for that. And if you are running and gunning you won't have more than a top light with you anyway. Once again, outdoors it is a great lens for filming news. Finally, I should have known better regarding the f/3.5-5.6, so live and learn.
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