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Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm f/1.7 Asph Power O.I.S. Lens

Price :  $ 397.99
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Key features

Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm f/1.7 Asph Power O.I.S. is a portrait lens. The ultra fast F1.7 makes dreamy bokeh. At 85mm (35mm equivalent) focal length this prime lens can take powerful portraits. Moreover due to its larger aperture photographers can take images even in a very low light environment. The lens has 10 elements in 8 groups with 1 aspherical element. Panasonic included POWER Optical Image Stabilizer to counter balance camera shake.

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Features Lens Construction 10 elements in 8 groups (1 aspherical lens)
Nano Surface Coating
Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Optical Image Stabilizer Yes (POWER O.I.S.)
Focal Length f=42.5mm (35mm camera equivalent 85mm)
Aperture Type 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Maximum Aperture F1.7
Minimum Aperture F22
Closest Focusing Distance 0.31m / 1.02ft
Maximum magnification Approx. 0.2x / 0.4x (35mm camera equivalent)
General Diagonal Angle of View 29°
Filter Size φ37mm / 1.5in
Max. Diameter φ55mm / 2.2in
Overall Length Approx. 50mm / 1.97in (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
Weight Approx. 130g / 4.59oz (excluding lens cap, lens rear cap and lens hood)