Panasonic 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Mega OIS 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 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Mega OIS 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 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Mega OIS has a focal range of 12-32mm and 2.7X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-64mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Panasonic 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Mega OIS features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Panasonic 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Mega OIS 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 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Mega OIS has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.13x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.2m. 0.13x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Panasonic 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Mega OIS 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 32mm .
Panasonic 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Mega OIS's optical formula consists of 8 elements in 7 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
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