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MFT lenses from Panasonic

Since launching the Lumix G1 in September 2008 with a double lens kit, Panasonic has gradually developed its line of Micro Four-Thirds lenses, and the expansion and refinement of the Lumix and Leica lens-ranges continues. Below is a summary of recent releases and if you scroll down, you will find a table that makes it possible to quickly compare the headline specifications of all the Lumix m4/3 lenses – new and existing.

New Panasonic Lenses

Feb 2018

Panasonic Leica 50-200mm f/2.8-4 Power-OIS

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  • Tele-photo Zoom for Micro Four Thirds
  • Autofocus operation
  • Aperture range: f/2.8 - 22
  • Aperture blades: 9, rounded
  • Construction: 21 elements in 15 groups
  • Filter size: 67
  • Dimensions: 132 x 76 mm (5.4 x 3.1")
  • Weight: 655 g (23.1 oz)
  • Launch Price: $1,699
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Nov 2017

Panasonic Leica 200mm f/2.8 Power-OIS

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  • Tele-photo Prime for Micro Four Thirds
  • Autofocus operation
  • Aperture range: f/2.8 - 22
  • Aperture blades: 9, rounded
  • Construction: 15 elements in 13 groups
  • Filter size: 77
  • Dimensions: 174 x 88 mm (7.1 x 3.6")
  • Weight: 1,245 g (43.9 oz)
  • Launch Price: $2,999
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon

Panasonic Lumix Lenses for M43

Over the years, Panasonic has established itself as a major lens producer. While the company only provided a total of four lenses for its two Four Thirds cameras, it has released a largely complete set of lenses for mFT, ranging from ultra wideangle to super tele-photo. Indeed, Panasonic has to date launched more lenses for m43 than Olympus. Below is a structured overview of all mFT lenses from Panasonic. Similar listings, respectively, of all mFT lenses from Olympus and all autofocus and manual mFT lenses (across all manufacturers that support the system) can be found on separate pages. It should be noted that the listed prices correspond to Panasonic's pricing at launch time. There have been no adjustments made for inflation, so that older lenses may appear relatively cheap in nominal terms and might have been subject to subsequent price increases.

Headline Specifications of Panasonic MFT Lenses
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Panasonic 7-14mm f/4AF n n 70 x 83 mm 300 g 20091,099 i iPanasonic 7-14mm f/4
Panasonic Leica 8-18mm f/2.8-4AF 67 Y 73 x 88 mm 315 g 20171,099 i iPanasonic Leica 8-18mm f/2.8-4
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Panasonic FE 8mm f/3.5AF Gel n 61 x 52 mm 165 g 2010799 i iPanasonic FE 8mm f/3.5
Panasonic Leica 12mm f/1.4 ASPHAF 62 Y 70 x 70 mm 335 g 20161,299 i iPanasonic Leica 12mm f/1.4 ASPH
Panasonic 14mm f/2.5AF 46 n 56 x 21 mm 55 g 2010399- iPanasonic 14mm f/2.5
Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 IIAF 46 n 56 x 21 mm 55 g 2014399 i iPanasonic 14mm f/2.5 II
Panasonic Leica 15mm f/1.7 ASPHAF 46 n 58 x 36 mm 115 g 2014599 i iPanasonic Leica 15mm f/1.7 ASPH
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Panasonic 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 Mega-OISAF 37 n 56 x 24 mm 70 g 2013439 i iPanasonic 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 Mega-OIS
Panasonic X 12-35mm f/2.8 Power OISAF 58 Y 74 x 68 mm 305 g 20121,299- iPanasonic X 12-35mm f/2.8 Power OIS
Panasonic X 12-35mm f/2.8 II Power OISAF 58 Y 74 x 68 mm 305 g 2017999 i iPanasonic X 12-35mm f/2.8 II Power OIS
Panasonic Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4 Power OISAF 62 Y 68 x 86 mm 320 g 2017999 i iPanasonic Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4 Power OIS
Panasonic 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Power OISAF 58 Y 66 x 71 mm 210 g 2016499 i iPanasonic 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Power OIS
Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 OISAF 52 n 61 x 64 mm 165 g 2010199- iPanasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS
Panasonic PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Power-OIS XAF 37 n 61 x 27 mm 95 g 2011399 i iPanasonic PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Power-OIS X
Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS IIAF 46 n 56 x 49 mm 110 g 2013249 i iPanasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II
Panasonic 14-45mm f3.5-5.6 OISAF 52 n 60 x 60 mm 195 g 2008349 i iPanasonic 14-45mm f3.5-5.6 OIS
Panasonic 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 Power-OISAF 58 n 67 x 75 mm 265 g 2013699 i iPanasonic 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 Power-OIS
Panasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 OISAF 62 n 70 x 84 mm 460 g 2009849- iPanasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 OIS
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Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 ASPHAF 46 n 63 x 26 mm 100 g 2009399- iPanasonic 20mm f/1.7 ASPH
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 II ASPHAF 46 n 63 x 26 mm 87 g 2013429 i iPanasonic 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH
Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 ASPHAF 46 n 63 x 55 mm 200 g 2011599 i iPanasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 ASPH
Panasonic 25mm f/1.7 ASPHAF 46 n 61 x 52 mm 125 g 2015249 i iPanasonic 25mm f/1.7 ASPH
Panasonic Macro 30mm F2.8 ASPH Mega OISAF 46 n 59 x 64 mm 180 g 2015399 i iPanasonic Macro 30mm F2.8 ASPH Mega OIS
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Panasonic X 35-100mm f/2.8 Power OISAF 58 Y 67 x 100 mm 360 g 20121,499- iPanasonic X 35-100mm f/2.8 Power OIS
Panasonic X 35-100mm f/2.8 II Power OISAF 58 Y 67 x 100 mm 357 g 20171,099 i iPanasonic X 35-100mm f/2.8 II Power OIS
Panasonic 35-100mm f/4-5.6 ASPH Mega OISAF 46 n 56 x 50 mm 135 g 2014399 i iPanasonic 35-100mm f/4-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS
Panasonic 45-150mm f/4-5.6 OISAF 52 n 62 x 73 mm 200 g 2012299 i iPanasonic 45-150mm f/4-5.6 OIS
Panasonic PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6 Power-OIS XAF 46 n 62 x 90 mm 210 g 2011449 i iPanasonic PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6 Power-OIS X
Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 OISAF 52 n 70 x 100 mm 380 g 2008349- iPanasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 OIS
Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 II Power-OISAF 52 Y 70 x 100 mm 370 g 2017449 i iPanasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 II Power-OIS
Panasonic Leica 50-200mm f/2.8-4 Power-OISAF 67 Y 76 x 132 mm 655 g 20181,699 i iPanasonic Leica 50-200mm f/2.8-4 Power-OIS
Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 OISAF 67 n 74 x 126 mm 520 g 2010599- iPanasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 OIS
Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II Power-OISAF 67 Y 74 x 126 mm 520 g 2017649 i iPanasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II Power-OIS
Panasonic Leica 100-400mm f/4-6.3 Power-OISAF 72 Y 83 x 172 mm 985 g 20161,499 i iPanasonic Leica 100-400mm f/4-6.3 Power-OIS
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Panasonic 12.5mm f/12 3DAF n n 57 x 21 mm 45 g 2010249 i iPanasonic 12.5mm f/12 3D
Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 OISAF 67 n 74 x 77 mm 425 g 20141,599 i iPanasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 OIS
Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH Power OISAF 37 n 55 x 50 mm 130 g 2015399 i iPanasonic 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH Power OIS
Panasonic Leica 45mm f/2.8 OISAF 46 n 63 x 63 mm 225 g 2009899 i iPanasonic Leica 45mm f/2.8 OIS
Panasonic Leica 200mm f/2.8 Power-OISAF 77 Y 88 x 174 mm 1,245 g 20172,999 i iPanasonic Leica 200mm f/2.8 Power-OIS
 

Further Reading

One advantage of Micro Four Thirds is that the system is supported by several lens manufacturers. Thus, even though you might primarily be a Panasonic shooter, having a look also at the Olympus lens line-up or the m43 lens compendium, which includes third party manufacturer offerings, will provide a more comprehensive view on what the m43 system is offering. Also, in case you are interested to find out how a particular camera-lens combination looks, you might want to check out the simulation tool at four-thirds.org.

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