Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 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 12-35mm F2.8 OIS was replaced with Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm F2.8 II ASPH Power OIS. Follow the link to read our comparison of these lenses: Compare Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH Power OIS vs Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm F2.8 II ASPH Power OIS
Lenses in Micro Four Thirds Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 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 12-35mm F2.8 OIS has a focal range of 12-35mm and 2.9X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-70mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.
Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 OIS 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 12-35mm F2.8 OIS with a weather sealed camera body such as Panasonic GH6, OM System OM-1 and Panasonic GH5 II.
Optical Image Stabilization
Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 OIS features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 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 12-35mm F2.8 OIS has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.17x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.25m. 0.17x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 OIS is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 12mm all the way to the 35mm .
Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 OIS's optical formula consists of 14 elements in 9 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 4 aspherical lenses
- 1 UED lens
- 1 UHR lens
Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 OIS comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 OIS is available in Black color.
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