Panasonic Announces 12-35mm II, 35-100mm II, 45-200mm II and 100-300mm II Lenses

Panasonic has announced the updated versions of 12-35mm II, 35-100mm II, 45-200mm II and 100-300mm II lenses to have full compatibility with their current camera lineup.

All lenses gain a new exterior finish and a new iris for smoother automatic exposure changes, as well as updates to their autofocus system for faster readout.

The 12-35 F2.8 II and the 35-100 F2.8 II both start shipping in March for $997.99 and $1,097.99, respectively. The 45-200 F4.0-5.6 II and the 100-300mm F4-5.6 start shipping in February for $447.99 and $647.99, respectively.

Panasonic updates four lenses, improving autofocus and image stabilization

LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 II ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-HSA12035)

*A successor to the H-HS12035

  • Versatile usage ranging from portraits and landscape to street photography.
  • Achieves handheld shooting without using a flash thanks to the F2.8 high-speed aperture and 5-axis Dual I.S.2. even in low-lit situations, including indoors.
  • Splash/dust-proof and freeze-proof down to -10℃ with a rugged design for heavy field use.
  • Supports high-quality video recording(as described above).
  • The lens system comprises 14 elements in 9 groups including 4 aspherical lenses with 5 aspherical surfaces, 1 UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) lens and 1 UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lens.
  • Panasonic’s black box technology Nano Surface Coating is applied to minimize ghosts and flaring.
  • Max.240-fps sensor drive for high-speed, high-performance AF.
  • The HSA12035 will be available in black for $999.99 in March.

A 70-200mm* full-range F2.8 fast standard zoom lens with a rugged design for high picture quality and performance.

LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm / F2.8 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-HSA35100)

*A successor to the H-HS35100

  • Allows high-speed shutter release, and provides beautiful defocus effect in portrait or close-up shots.
  • Achieves handheld shooting without using a flash thanks to the F2.8 wide aperture and 5-axis Dual I.S.2. even in low-lit situations including indoors.
  • Splash/dust-proof and freeze-proof down to -10℃ with a rugged design for heavy field use.
  • Supports high quality video recording(as described above).
  • The lens system comprises 18 elements in 13 groups including 1 UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lens and 2 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses.
  • Panasonic’s black box technology Nano Surface Coating is applied to minimize ghosts and flaring.
  • Max.240-fps sensor drive for high-speed, high-performance AF.
  • No front lens rotation/ length extension in zooming.
  • The HSA35100 will be available in black for $1099.99 in March.

A 90-400mm* telephoto zoom lens with a rugged design and 5-axis Dual I.S.2. for active field use

LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA45200)

*A successor to the H-FS045200

  • Achieves handheld telephoto shooting with POWER O.I.S. and 5-axis Dual I.S.2.
  • Max.240-fps sensor drive for high-speed, high-performance AF.
  • Rugged, splash/dust-proof design for heavy field use.
  • Supports high-quality video recording(as described above).
  • The lens system comprises 16 elements in 13 groups including 3 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses.
  • Multi coating to minimize ghosts and flaring.
  • The FSA45200 will be available in black for $449.99 in February.

A 200-600mm* telephoto zoom lens with a rugged design and 5-axis Dual I.S.2. for active field use

LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA100300)

*A successor to the H-FS100300

  • Achieves handheld telephoto shooting with POWER O.I.S. and 5-axis Dual I.S.2.
  • Max.240-fps sensor drive for high-speed, high-performance AF.
  • Rugged, splash/dust-proof design for heavy field use.
  • Supports high-quality video recording(as described above).
  • The lens system comprises 17 elements in 12 groups including 1 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lens.
    Multi coating to minimize ghosts and flaring.
  • The FSA100300 will be available in black for $649.99 in February.