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Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Focal Length: 14mm to 45mm (35mm film camera equivalent 28mm to 90mm)
Aperture Type: 7 diaphragm blades / circular aperture diaphragm
Aperture Range: f3.5 (Wide) - f5.6 (Tele)
Minimum Aperture: f22
Closest Focusing Distance: 0.3m at all focal lengths
Maximum Magnification: Approx. 0.17x / 0.34x (35mm film camera equivalent)
Filter Size: 52mm
Four Thirds System Standard
LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S
Standard zoom interchangeable lens designed specifically for the cameras compatible with Micro Four Thirds System standard.
The LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. lens incorporates Panasonic's Mega O.I.S. optical image stabilizer, which makes it easy to shoot super clear shots even in low-lit situations by suppressing the blur caused by a hand shake.
With its minimum focus distance of 30 cm even at full zoom, the new lens provides a maximum photographic magnification of 0.34x (35mm equivalent). Seven aperture blades give the aperture a rounded shape that, when shooting at larger aperture, produces an attractive smoothness in out-of-focus areas. Featuring a highly reliable metal mount, the new lens system uses multi-coated lens elements that reduce ghosts and flare to an absolute minimum, helping deliver a high optical performance.