Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm

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Lumix 14–42mm
Key features
Maker: Panasonic
Image stabilization: Yes Yes
Macro capable: No No
Technical data
Type: Zoom
Focal length: 14-42mm
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 28-84mm
Aperture (max/min): f/3.5-5.6 - f/
Construction: 8 groups / 9 elements
# Diaphragm blades: 7, rounded
Close focus distance: 0.2 m (8 in)
Max. magnification: 0.34
Physical
Max. diameter: 61 mm (2.4 in)
Max. length: 84 mm (3.31 in)
Weight: 95g (3.4 oz)
Filter diameter: 37 mm
Accessories
Lens hood: n
Angle of view
Diagonal: 29-75 deg
History
Introduced: 2011
Retail info

The Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm is a zoom lens in the Micro Four Thirds system. It is a "standard zoom"- ranging from moderately wide to moderately tele. An unusual feature is that the lens collapses to pancake size. To do so, focus-by-wire and power zoom are manually controlled by two thumb levers, not grip rings. There is no hardware switch for O.I.S, instead being controlled via the camera body. Panasonic's "HD" branding indicates focus and zoom motors are quiet, for videography. The optics contain Panasonic's "nano surface coating".

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