The Panasonic 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 BLK Lumix G Vario Zoom Lens offers beautiful image quality, is incredibly compact, and comes with a sturdy metal finish. In addition, this lens is extendible despite the versatile focal length of 12-32 mm (similar to 24-64 mm on a 35 mm camera). With a wide-angle lens from 24 mm, this is suitable for a wide variety of recordings, from dynamic landscapes to snapshots. The ED (extra-low Dispersion) lens minimizes chromatic aberration across the entire zoom range and two lens groups act as O.I.S. (optical image stabilizer) by shifting in relation to each other. In order to move these two lens groups, a specially developed drive motor has been applied. The optical image stabilizer of the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32 mm makes sure you can shoot extremely sharp images, even in positions or in low ambient light. The image stabilizer suppresses the movement blur that results from working with slow shutter speeds.
Despite its outstanding compactness, the LUMIX G VARIO 12-32mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. offers a versatile zoom range of 24-64mm (35mm camera equivalent). Taking advantage of a 24mm wide-angle of view, you can easily fit subjects into the frame even when shooting indoors where the distance is limited. This lens is also suitable for capturing a variety of scenes from dynamic landscape to casual snapshot taking advantage of its high portability.
This lens is designed in a stunningly compact metallic profile with a retractable structure. To pursue downsizing, every lens element is designed as slim as possible and located in minimum margin while using two lens groups as an O.I.S. lens unit by shifting itself, which is integrated into the LUMIX G digital interchangeable lens for the first time. Moving the two lens groups requires power and a newly developed dedicated actuator supplies it. As offered for a kit lens of DMC-GM1, this lens best matches the camera to make a sleek, stylish combination.
This lens system adopts 3 aspherical lenses to achieve the reduction of a substantial length of lens unit while maintaining the optical performance. The ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens also minimizes chromatic aberration to corners at entire zoom range. Multi-coated lens elements minimize ghosts and flare to further enhance its optical performance. Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings.
This lens is capable of smooth, silent operation to work with the camera’s high-speed, high-precision contrast AF system for both photo and video recording. It is also compatible with the sensor drive at max. 240fps to take maximum advantage of cameras with high-speed AF such as DMC-GM1. With its minimum focus distance of 0.20m (12-20 mm) / 0.30m (21-32 mm) even at full zoom, this lens provides a maximum photographic magnification of 0.13x (35mm camera equivalent: 0.26x).
The LUMIX G VARIO 12-32mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. incorporates Panasonic's MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), which makes it easy to shoot super clear shots even in low-lit situations by suppressing the blur caused by a handshake.
|Suitable for||Micro Four Thirds|
|Type of use||Architecture
Street and urban
|Suitable for Full-Frame||No|