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Its wide 75 to 114-degree angle of view makes this lens ideal when shooting indoors (where distances can be limiting) or for capturing landscapes. The world looks extraordinary when viewed through this lens, allowing photos and movies* to be recorded with a uniquely rich perspective.
When mounted on a Lumix G Micro System camera, this lens allows use of the advanced contrast AF system, which includes an AF Tracking and a Face Recognition function*, for more convenient, more enjoyable shooting.
A total of 7 blades provide a circular aperture diaphragm that produces a pleasant smoothness in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. A durable metal lens mount ensures long operating life and positive attachment to the camera body.
Multi-coated lens elements minimize ghosting and flare to further enhance optical performance. The lens hood is optimally designed to enable use even under strong sunlight.
The Micro Four Thirds System standard made it possible to achieve a compact size and light weight body. Despite its extremely compact size, the superb optical performance of this lens brings out the full capabilities of the 4/3-type image sensor.
*For the DMC-GH1 only.
Really nice wide frame (you can almost see over your shoulder), nice an easy to use, but lacking a bit in zoom - I know it's not a zoom lens and I do have one of those as well, but... Read morePublished 4 months ago by M. E. S. Downing
I give this lens the highest rating because it performs brilliantly. Images are bitingly sharp across the aperture range and across the zoom range. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Silver Surfer
I saved a good 35% on the nearest price for this product, and arrived earlier than stated. Thanks for bringing the company to my attention, I would not have found them myself.Published 19 months ago by Peter Tilbe