Panasonic Updates Five Lumix G Lenses with Dual IS Support

Panasonic has released firmware updates for five of its Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lenses, adding support for the Dual IS technology introduced in the Lumix DMC-GX8 camera.

The new firmware version 1.1 is available for the Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm F2.8 Macro ASPH Mega O.I.S., Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH Power O.I.S., Lumix G Vario HD 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Mega O.I.S. and Lumix G Vario 35-100mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH Mega O.I.S. as well as version 1.2 for the Lumix G Vario 45-150mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH Mega O.I.S. lenses.

Panasonic’s Dual I.S system uses both the GX8’s body I.S and lens I.S together for improved image stabilization, ‘achieving a more powerful handshake correction,’ according to Panasonic.

Dual I.S Firmware upgrade announced for LUMIX G Lenses [1]


Panasonic is pleased to announce a firmware upgrade for five of its LUMIX G lenses to make them compatible with the new Dual I.S technology introduced in the DMC-GX8.

The firmware upgrade is available for the following lenses:

  • H-ES045        Ver.1.0→Ver.1.1
  • H-FS45150        Ver.1.1→Ver.1.2
  • H-FS12032        Ver.1.0→Ver.1.1
  • H-FS35100        Ver.1.0→Ver.1.1
  • H-HS043        Ver.1.0→Ver.1.1

Panasonic’s DMC-GX8’s Dual I.S (Image Stabiliser) system combines the Body I.S and Lens I.S working at the same time to take maximum advantage of both stabilizers together.  Achieving a more powerful handshake correction, Dual I.S provides consistently blur-free images, from wide-angle right through to telephoto shooting, even in low-lit situations.

There are now eleven Dual I.S compatible lenses, providing photographers with more choice and more shooting situations that can benefit from consistently blur-free images.

The firmware upgrade is available to download now at

[1] Upgrade available on five models as detailed in release