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Panasonic 3D LUMIX G 12.5mm/F12 Lens for DMC-GH2

BH #PA12512 • MFR #H-FT012
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Panasonic 3D LUMIX G 12.5mm/F12 Lens for DMC-GH2
Key Features
  • World's First Interchangeable 3D Lens
  • Dual Optical System
  • For Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2S & DMC-GH2K
  • Lightweight (1.59 oz/45 g)
Ready to start making your own 3D images? Take a look at the Panasonic 3D LUMIX G 12.5mm/F12 Lens for DMC-GH2--the world's first interchangeable 3D lens that doesn't require a dedicated 3D camera. This extremely compact (3.2 x 4.4 x 4") lens has a dual optical system within the diameter of the lens mount that creates stereo images from the left and right lenses, to be processed with a 3D image processing system. It produces 3D images without distortion or time lag between left and right images, even for moving objects. 3D images, even close-up shots, taken with this lens are easy on the eyes when viewed on 3D VIERA televisions. This lens is made specifically for the Panasonic DMC-GH2S and DMC-GH2K.
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Panasonic H-FT012 Overview

Ready to start making your own 3D images? Take a look at the Panasonic 3D LUMIX G 12.5mm/F12 Lens for DMC-GH2--the world's first interchangeable 3D lens that doesn't require a dedicated 3D camera. This extremely compact (3.2 x 4.4 x 4") lens has a dual optical system within the diameter of the lens mount that creates stereo images from the left and right lenses, to be processed with a 3D image processing system. It produces 3D images without distortion or time lag between left and right images, even for moving objects. 3D images, even close-up shots, taken with this lens are easy on the eyes when viewed on 3D VIERA televisions. This lens is made specifically for the Panasonic DMC-GH2S and DMC-GH2K.

World's first interchangeable 3D lens
Dual optical system
3D images without distortion or time lag between left and right images, even for moving objects
Compatible with Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2S and DMC-GH2K
Extremely lightweight (1.59 oz/45 g) and compact (0.81" x 2.24" diameter/2.05 cm x 5.7 cm diameter) Micro Four Thirds lens
3D images are easily viewed on Panasonic 3D-capable VIERA televisions (available separately)

Panasonic H-FT012 Specs

Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View37°
Minimum Focus Distance1.97' / 60 cm
Maximum Magnification0.02x
Optical Design4 Elements in 3 Groups
Image StabilizationNone
Dimensions (ø x L)2.95 x 0.83" / 7.49 x 2.11 cm
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.5 x 4.1 x 3.3"

Panasonic H-FT012 Reviews

Cool toy. Works great w Pana 3d Plasm

By Gjheis
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2013-05-06

I have only taken experimental photos. I also got it to work with video. The photos look deep and rich as long as they are well lit - it is a f12 lense. With my GH2, it automatically creates a 2d 1920X1080 pic. They look nice too. Video is not supported, but if you block the contacts it will work. Played back on my Panasonic 3d plasma, the movies have decent depth, color, and few artifacts, but they seemed stretched too wide.

Great for starting with 3D photography

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-07-10

With a DMC-GF2, my son was looking forward to 3D photography, so I was delighted to see your sale and quickly ordered it. He is experimenting with this lens and learning a lot about photography and how 3D imaging works. The results are great. Of course the resolution of the images is a lot lower than the max resolution of the sensor... Knowling this limitation, I would recommend this. Also, there is a trick you can apply if you want to do 3D videos... Just google and find the suggestions in the forums.

excellent price, excellent service

By billy9133
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-06-22

view 3d photo automatically with my 3dtv right away

Good, but very few applications

By LostHeartPro
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2012-06-20

This 3D Lens is really cool, but the novelty wears off quickly. The Good: When viewed on a 3D HDTV, the .MPO files are really striking and can impress family and friends. I have some great shots of my daughter playing with bubbles and the bubbles fly out of the screen. I keep a thumb drive with these .MPO files in my TV at all times, so when I get the chance to impress/bore my guests, I can just turn the TV on. The Bad: Don't think for a second this is a 3D Video lens. The GH2 clearly informs you that the lens won't work for video and the AF100 shoots the side by side image that YouTube can't successfully turn into 3D. In theory, you could shoot with this lens with the AF100, but you would need to do some tricky processing to it and would only end up with half of a 16x9 frame. You can have a movie in 8x9. Cool!-not. The Ugly: The lens shoots a normal JPEG along with the 3D file so you are able to see what you shot on the camera, but that image is not as clean as a normal JPEG shot with a normal lens. It is a fun little tool in the arsenal to take advantage of your 3D TV, because lets face it, you need to find SOME way to take advantage of that feature, but this is not a professional lens. It is a toy. Buy it for the family to play with, not the professional world.

Wow 3D Photo

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-02-04

Thanks B&H for selling this great lens for less than 1/3 price of the original seen online. I already used the lens and tested the 3D pic on my Panasonic Plasma 3D HDTV, the picture worked great! Will take the lens on my upcoming vacation. I recommend if you desire 3D photo, buy it from B&H, never saw it listed as LOW than here.

What a fun lens

By Pannyfan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2012-12-23

It gives another perspective to photography and it doubles up as a pancake lens on a very sunny day. I use it for my 3D X'mas card this year.

Fun lens in good light

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2012-11-28

I've just done some test shots and they looked pretty good on my 3D laptop. However, there are huge limitations on the lense, no adjustable apature, fixed focus and no video support. All said, it's worth the $ but definitely not $ (original list price.Great service from BH

Useless!!!!

By Jack
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2012-07-12

The biggest disappointment is that the 2 stereo lenses on the camera are only about an inch apart. This gives a stereo effect that is actually less than the human eyes, and underwhelming except for foreground items. I tried increasing the depth control on my stereo viewer but all that does is move your eyes farther apart. When shooting more distant scenes, holding a camera and shooting 2 shots 6 apart gives a much more dramatic 3-D shot than using this lens.

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