NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 01, 2015) - B&H Photo is excited to share the announcement of the Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Lens and the Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens for Micro Four Thirds, as well as a V-Log L Function Activation Code for the DMC-GH4.

The Panasonic 25mm f/1.7 is a fast prime lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 50mm. The f/1.7 maximum aperture allows for smooth out-of-focus areas and for shooting in low-light situations. This compact lens weighs just 4.4 oz, and measures 2.05" long. It incorporates a fast-action stepping motor for quick and quiet autofocus. Two aspherical lenses and one Ultra-High Refractive index lens help prevent spherical aberration and distortion.

Panasonic 25mm f/1.7 Lens Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds System Lens
  • 50mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.7 to f/22
  • One Ultra-High Refractive Index Element
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Stepping AF Motor
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

The new version of the Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens is more compact than its predecessor, weighing about 2 oz less and measuring more than a half an inch shorter. The lens is also compatible with the newly implemented Dual I.S. feature found on the GX8, thanks to its built-in MEGA O.I.S. stabilization.

Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens Product Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds System Lens
  • 28-84mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • MEGA Optical Image Stabilization
  • Supports Lumix Dual I.S. Feature
  • Compact Design Measures 1.9" Long
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

Also announced are two matte-black versions of the Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens and the Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S Lens.

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens Product Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds System Lens
  • 28-280mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical and Two ED Elements
  • Multi-Coated Lens Elements
  • Stepping AF Motor, Inner Focus Design
  • POWER Optical Image Stabilization
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

Video shooters will be pleased with the firmware update that adds V-Log L functionality to the GH4. This flat profile increases the GH4’s dynamic range from 10 stops to 12 stops, while making it easier to color grade. It also improves compatibility with Panasonic’s Varicam systems that utilize the standard V-Log gamma.

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Eric Reichbaum
B&H Photo Video: 212-239-7500