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Press Release: Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S. lens

18 July 2012

The LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm: Panasonic’s new compact, lightweight telephoto zoom lens

The LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm (35mm equivalent focal length: 90-300mm), is the latest telephoto zoom interchangeable lens for Digital Single Lens Mirrorless LUMIX G cameras. This compact, lightweight lens with a metal body, optimized for HD video recording is perfect for capturing crisp, blur-free images when shooting sporting events and other distant subjects.

The lens incorporates Panasonic’s MEGA O.I.S. optical image stabiliser, which makes it easy to shoot extremely clear photos even in low-lit situations by suppressing the blur caused by handshake. Panasonic's Nano Surface Coating technology has also been adopted in the lens, minimising reflection across the entire visual light range. This enables the lens to achieve clear pictures and a dramatic reduction in ghosting and lens flare.

The LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm is the latest addition to Panasonic’s LUMIX G microsystem, which includes the world’s largest range of Micro Four Thirds lenses and accessories.

LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm: Key Features

  • Lens Construction: 12 elements in 9 groups (2 aspherical lenses , 1 UHR lens)
  • Nano Surface Coating: Yes
  • Mount: Micro Four Thirds mount
  • Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes (MEGA O.I.S.)
  • Focal Length: f=45-150mm (35mm camera equivalent 90-300mm)
  • Aperture Type: 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
  • Maximum Aperture: F4.0
  • Minimum Aperture: F22
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.9m / 3.0ft
  • Maximum magnification: Approx. 0.17x / 0.35x (35mm camera equivalent)
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 27°(Wide) to 8.2°(TELE)
  • Filter Size: ö52mm / 2.0in
  • Max. Diameter: ö62mm / 2.4in
  • Overall Length: Approx. 73mm / 2.9in (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
  • Weight: Approx. 200g / 7.1oz (excluding lens cap and lens rear cap)
  • Standard Accessories: Lens cap, Lens hood, Lens rear cap

 

Mini News

22 November 2012: Sigma 18-250mm now available in Sony's A-Mount

Sigma Imaging UK Ltd has announced that the 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM lens is now available at a suggested retail price of £499.99. Sigma's APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens will shortly be available in Sony's A-Mount for a suggested retail price of £1499.99.

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17 October 2012: Firmware update for Sony NEX 7 v1.01

Sony NEX firmware update provides the following;

  • Addition of capability to enable or disable the MOVIE button
  • Addition of exposure settings of bracket shooting (three frames /1.0EV,2.0EV, 3.0EV)
  • Improvement of response for showing auto review image.
  • Improvement of image quality when using a wide angle lens
  • Improvement of indication when setting “Flexible Spot”.

Visit the link: http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/NEX-7/updates

Firmware updates are also available for the a77, a65, and a57.

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15 October 2012: Purchase Sigma's 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM ultra wide angle lens and claim FREE 77mm UV DG filter

From Monday 15th October 2012, Sigma Imaging UK Ltd are introducing a short term special offer that enables anyone who purchases Sigma’s multi-award winning 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM ultra-wide angle lens to claim a FREE Sigma 77mm UV DG filter worth over £60!

A Sigma Ultra Violet filter is the perfect accessory to protect your lens from damage to the front element. Sigma’s DG filters benefit from a special multi-layer lens coating, developed to counteract the highly reflective characteristic of image sensors.

Terms and Conditions apply. Visit www.sigma-imaging-uk.com or ask your local photographic retailer for more details of this offer and how to claim your FREE Sigma 77mm UV DG filter.