Panasonic 14-42/3.5-5.6 II announced

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by dhazeghi, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
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    So there will be a new Panasonic 'kit' lens come March.

    Looks like they took the old 14-42, cut weight by 30%, shrank the dimensions and filter size a bit (46mm now instead of 52mm) and slightly improved close-focus ability (0.17x instead of 0.13x). The optical formula also gets an update.
  2. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    1. Whether by design or coincidence, the filter size now matches the four 14mm, 20mm, 25mm, and 45mm primes.
    2. Interesting to note that it has a variable minimum focus distance. Rare for an interchangable lens.
    3. The old 14-45mm will probably still be the daddy of kit zooms.
  3. LeoS

    LeoS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    It can take Panasonic conversion lenses without any adapters now...