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Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 ultrawide zoom lens

introduction

  • one of the 1st lenses designed for Micro Four Thirds system
  • leverages the short lens flange distance of this system to create a much smaller, lighter and less expensive ultrawide zoom than is possible with dSLRs such as the Olympus ZD 7-14mm f/4 lens for Olympus Four Thirds dSLR system
  • makes the ultimate in compact ultrawide travel lenses
  • Panasonic is rumoured to be working on a re-design, perhaps to add OIS

specs

  • 7-14mm focal length covers 14-28mm field of view on a full frame
  • f/4
  • 16 elements in 12groups (2 Aspherical lenses, 4 ED lenses)
  • close focus 0.25m 0.08x macro
  • 75mm x 83mm (compare this with the Olympus ZD 7-14mm f/4 lens which is 87mm x 120mm and weighs 780g!)
  • 10.6oz
  • was $1099 but price has been reduced

reviews

photo/pan7-14mm.txt · Last modified: 2013/04/11 00:42 by gary1