Panasonic Announces 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens

Panasonic 12-60mm

The new Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens was just announced, and it’s quite the powerful option it seems. Offering a 24-120mm field of view and pretty much no reason to stop it down while in use, the lens has one Extra-Low Dispersion Element, three Aspherical Elements, POWER O.I.S. with Dual I.S. compatibility (suing the lens’s IS), Splash- and Dust-Proof Construction and seven aperture blades.

Best of all: it’s not at a bad price at $497.99. Crazy, huh? More tech specs are after the jump.

Specs taken from the B&H Photo listing.

Panasonic 12-60 again

Performance
Focal Length 12 – 60mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on Micro Four Thirds Format Focal Length: 24 – 120 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 – 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View 84.05° – 20.44°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.87″ (20 cm)
Magnification 0.27x
Elements/Groups 11/9
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Physical
Filter Thread Front: 58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.60 x 2.80″ (66 x 71 mm)
Weight 7.41 oz (210 g)