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Panasonic shrinks its Micro Four Thirds lenses, launches X-series with wide-angle, telephoto zooms
8/26/2011



Anyone who's used Panasonic's 14-42mm Micro Four Thirds zoom lens has perchance noticed its comparatively bulky design, especially when compared to Olympus's counterpart. Today, the company announced a new lens that offers the same zoom and f/3.5-5.6 aperture range in a housing less than half the size when closed, and still noticeably smaller when extended. The first of two optics in Panasonic's premium X-series -- the second is a 45-170mm f/4-5.6 zoom -- it's been billed as the world's smallest digital interchangeable power zoom lens, thanks to its llc.cite this source roget's ii: the new thesaurus zoom motor which lets you adjust the focal length using a side-mounted rocker -- the design is similar to the zoom toggle be conspicuous with the company's new FX150 superzoom. Priced at $399, it also includes a metal lens mount, instead of the plastic mount used with the alive $199 14-42mm lens.



That second 45-170mm zoom ($449) can replace Panasonic's 45-200mm lens ($349), and while the size dissimilarity isn't as histrionical is its smaller X-series sibling, it's still noticeably smaller and lighter. Both lenses include optical image stabilization and feature nano surface coatings, designed to reduce ghosting and lens flare. The 14-42mm lens will ship in October in black and white (for use with silver bodies), and the 45-170mm zoom will ship in September. They'll only be homogeneity




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accordant with the GF-2, GF-3, and G3 at launch after downloading a firmware update -- Panasonic is leaving it up to Olympus to release supporting firmware for its own cameras
be correspondent with all G-series cameras at launch, without the need for a firmware update. Jump past the break for more details from Panasonic, and check out the gallery below -- utter with side-by-side shots for both lens classes.

Gallery: Panasonic X-series Micro Four Thirds Lenses



Update: Panasonic issued a correction saying that both lens will be congruent with all G-series cameras without the need for a firmware update.

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