FROM OUR EDITORS AT PHOTOKINA: To accompany the launch of the new GH2 hybrid photo/video camera, Panasonic also announced the launch of three new lenses: The Lumix G 12.5mm f/12 3D lens (H-FT012), the Lumix G 14mm f/2.5 ASPH lens (H-H014), and the Lumix G VARIO 100-300mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S. lens (H-FS100300).
12.5mm 3D lens:
Utilizing two optical systems within the diameter of the lens mount, Panasonic’s new 3D lens is capable of creating a stunning stereo image. Our editors at Photokina actually had the chance to see images taken with the lens displayed on Panasonic’s 3D TV’s and confirmed its outstanding quality. The H-FT012 is a 65mm lens 35mm-system equivalent and will be available in November for about $249.95.
Panasonic touts this new prime as the world’s lightest interchangeable single focal length lens. Its overall length is only 20.5mm. It should be noted that it is a 28mm 35mm-system equivalent. Also available in November, this lens will run you $399.95.
To top off the list of new gear, Panasonic’s new telephoto is really a 300mm to 600mm 35mm-system equivalent. Thanks to Panasonic’s Optical Image Stabilizer, this zoom lens should be capable of taking sharp images, even when held by hand. The lens combines a total of 17 elements arranged in 12 groups, including and ED lens, which suppresses the chromatic aberration. Additionally, the lens incorporates a seven-blade aperture to effectively help in removing subjects from their background. The 100-300 f/4-5.6 will also be available in November for $599.95.