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 type Zoom lens
Max Format size FourThirds
Focal length 12–60 mm
Image stabilisation Yes
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Aperture
Maximum aperture F3.5 – F5.6
Minimum aperture F22.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Aperture notes Circular aperture
Optics
Elements 11
Groups 9
Special elements / coatings 3 aspherical + 1 ED elements
Focus
Minimum focus 0.20 m (7.87)
Maximum magnification 0.27×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual No
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Physical
Weight 210 g (0.46 lb)
Diameter 66 mm (2.6)
Length 71 mm (2.8)
Sealing Yes
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock No
Filter thread 58.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar No