Panasonic Goes Wide with Versatile New Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 Lens


Designed and built for a wide variety of situations, the new Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm F2.8  ASPH / POWER O.I.S. Lens offers a very popular zoom range of 12-35mm on Micro Four Thirds cameras (24-70mm in 35mm equivalent format) and constant f/2.8 aperture along the entire zoom range. It also comes with Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) that is particularly adept at limiting or preventing camera shake due to low-frequency vibration, such as that caused by pressing the shutter button or shooting in low light. This makes it great for everyday snapshots with dim indoor lighting, especially in places where flash photography is not permitted.

The lens features Nano Surface Coating technology that drastically reduces the amount of light reflection at the entire visual light range. This is done by applying an extra-low refractive index coating with nano-sized structure on the surface of the lens, resulting in clearer images and less ghosting and lens flare.

This new lens is built with four aspherical lenses, one UED lens and one UHR lens. It contains 14 lenses in 9 groups to achieve its remarkably compact frame, while maintaining its excellent image quality. Its seven blades provide a well-rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth defocus effect when shooting at larger apertures. When you mount this 12-35mm lens on a LUMIX G Micro System camera, the lens can take full advantage of the contrast-AF system, which boasts both high accuracy and high-speed focusing, allowing you to worry less about being quick enough to catch a fleeting moment.

In addition to the lens’s ability to utilize autofocus while recording videos, the quiet design that suppresses lens-drive noise allows for the recording of sounds with greater clarity, with a much lower chance that lens noise will be picked up by audio equipment. With this, and all of the other features above, the Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm lens can easily become your next go-to standard zoom lens for your Micro Four Thirds camera, like a LUMIX G Micro System camera, thanks to its versatile zoom range, quick and quiet autofocus and helpful optical image stabilization.

Lens Type Zoom lens
Max. Format Size Four Thirds
Focal Length 12 - 35mm (24 - 70mm 35mm equivalent)
Diagonal Angle of View 84 degrees (wide) to 34 degrees (telephoto)
Image Stabilization Yes (Power O.I.S)
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Aperture Type Circular aperture diaphragm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22.0
Aperture Ring No
Number of Diaphragm Blades 7
Elements 14
Groups 9
Special Elements / Coatings 4 aspherical lenses , 1 UED lens, 1 UHR lens, nano surface coating
Minimum Focus 9.84" (25 cm)
Maximum Magnification 0.17x (0.34x 35mm equivalent)
Autofocus Yes
Full Time Manual Yes
Focus Method Internal
Distance Scale No
DoF Scale No
Weight 0.68 lb (0.31 kg)
Diameter 2.66" (68mm)
Length 2.91" (74mm)
Zoom Method Rotary (extending)
Power Zoom No
Zoom Lock No
Filter Thread 58mm
Hood Supplied Yes
Tripod Collar No

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