Panasonic today announced a new kit lens for its Micro Four Thirds cameras.
The new Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH/ MEGA O.I.S. lens for the Panasonic Lumix G series is a bit smaller and lighter than its predecessor, with 9 elements in 8 groups, and has a high-speed inner focus system that promises high-speed focus acquisition. The lens incorporates two aspherical elements for improved image quality, and focuses as close as approximately 11 inches.
The new lens will be available from the Panasonic Lumix Lens Department at Adorama Camera on its own and bundled with future Lumix G cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3, starting in March. Pricing was not announced.