Alongside their G6 camera Panasonic has announced a revised version of their premium kit zoom lens. The new lens is said to be smaller and lighter than its predecessor. It’s also faster due to a brand new linear stepper motors that take advantage the speedy mirrorless cameras it will be paired with. The new model now offers an aperture range of
f4-5.8 f3.5-5.6 with three aspheric and two ED elements. According to the press release, Panasonic claims that this lens should be quiet and smoother when autofocusing while recording video.
The price and shipping date seem to be the only missing details but it’s said to be cheaper than the one it replaces.