Panasonic Launches New LUMIX G 30mm Macro and 42.5mm Portrait Lenses

The H-HS030E 30mm macro lens, and H-HS043E 42.5mm portrait lens

by Mark Hodgkinson Feb 23, 2015 at 3:29 PM - Updated: Feb 23, 2015 at 3:29 PM

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    Panasonic Launches New LUMIX G 30mm Macro and 42.5mm Portrait Lenses
    Panasonic has today introduced two new interchangeable lenses for its LUMIX G range of Micro Four Thirds System cameras – the H-HS030E, a 30mm macro lens, and the H-HS043E, a 42.5mm portrait lens.

    H-HS030 - a F2.8 30mm macro lens

    The versatile LUMIX G MACRO 30mm/ F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-HS030E) is ideal for life-size macro shots – such as close-ups of insects, food or flowers - as well as for portrait. The new LUMIX G 42.5mm/F1.7 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. (H-HS043E) enables you to achieve a beautiful bokeh effect with soft, out-of-focus blur, allowing you to add artistry to close-up portraits or shots in low light.

    Designed with a sharp, metallic black finish, the new 30mm macro lens perfectly matches the style of the latest LUMIX G interchangeable lens cameras. With a 30mm (35mm camera equivalent: 60 mm) wide angle and a high speed F2.8 aperture, the lens provides sharp, high contrast image rendering. Utilising 1x life-size magnification, deep depth of field, and a focusing distance starting at just 0.105 m, the lens offers excellent performance even when shooting true-to-life macro shots.

    A durable and reliable metal mount means the lens is suited for day-to-day use, while the multi-coated lens elements minimise ghosting and flaring to further enhance shooting performance. With a 240fpsDrive Auto Focus (AF) and MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), you can achieve fast, accurate focusing and stable framing with every shot.

    It’s available from May 2015.

    H-HS043 – a new F1.7 42.5mm portrait lens

    The new 42.5mm lens is available in sharp metallic black and silver. Offering a 42.5mm middle-telephoto focal distance (35mm camera equivalent: 85mm equivalent to 85mm on a 35mm camera), a high speed F1.7 aperture, and a versatile focusing distance of 0.31 m, the lens can deliver portraits with a rich stereoscopic effect as well as close-ups with defocus.

    The lens’ POWER O.I.S. system effectively compensates unwanted blur caused by handshake - not only small, fast movements but also large, slow ones - helping you get results, even in low light situations. The POWER O.I.S system, alongside the 240fps Drive AF, delivers stable framing and precise focusing every time.

    It is also available from May 2015.

    The H-HS030E and H-HS043E are the latest additions to Panasonic’s extensive LUMIX G interchangeable lens camera, which includes the world’s largest range of Micro Four Thirds lenses and accessories.

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