Panasonic Lumix G 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens Announced

Panasonic announced the new weather resistant Lumix G 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The new lens is priced at $497.99 (available for pre-order at B&H) and it will be released on May 09, 2016.

Developed as a compact zoom that is ideal for travel, the Lumix G 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.

Panasonic Lumix G 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens Key Features:

  • Micro Four Thirds System Lens
  • 24-120mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/5.6
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • POWER O.I.S., Dual I.S. Compatible
  • Splash- and Dust-Proof Construction
  • Rounded Seven-Blade Diaphragm

Specs:

Principal specifications
Lens typeZoom lens
Max Format sizeFourThirds
Focal length12–60 mm
Image stabilisationYes
Lens mountMicro Four Thirds
Aperture
Maximum apertureF3.5 – F5.6
Minimum apertureF22.0
Aperture ringNo
Number of diaphragm blades7
Aperture notesCircular aperture
Optics
Elements11
Groups9
Special elements / coatings3 aspherical + 1 ED elements
Focus
Minimum focus0.20 m (7.87)
Maximum magnification0.27×
AutofocusYes
Motor typeStepper motor
Full time manualNo
Focus methodInternal
Distance scaleNo
DoF scaleNo
Physical
Weight210 g (0.46 lb)
Diameter66 mm (2.6)
Length71 mm (2.8)
SealingYes
Zoom methodRotary (extending)
Power zoomNo
Zoom lockNo
Filter thread58.0 mm
Hood suppliedYes
Tripod collarNo