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Panasonic Updates Five Lumix G Lenses with Dual IS Support

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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 http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/

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