Panasonic 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 is an Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with FourThirds max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Micro Four Thirds mount cameras.
Panasonic 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 is compatible with cameras that have Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are Panasonic GH6, OM System OM-1 and Panasonic GH5 II.
Panasonic 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 has a focal range of 12-60mm and 5.0X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-120mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.
Panasonic 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 is a weather sealed lens which provides an extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have an effective protection, you have to pair the Panasonic 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 with a weather sealed camera body such as Panasonic GH6, OM System OM-1 and Panasonic GH5 II.
Optical Image Stabilization
Panasonic 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Panasonic 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Panasonic 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.27x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.2m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.27x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Panasonic 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 12mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f22 at 60mm .
Panasonic 12-60mm F3.5-5.6's optical formula consists of 11 elements in 9 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 3 aspherical
- 1 ED elements
Panasonic 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
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