28-84mm (35mm camera equiv.) LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.


  • The world's first digital interchangeable power zoom lens*1
  • Outstanding compactness and high image quality by lens construction
  • Nano Surface Coating technology for dramatic reduction of ghost and flare
  • Light Speed AF*2 and shortened shutter time lag
  • POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) that suppresses large, slow movement 2x more effectively*3

Speed of AF, consecutive shooting performance of AFC is enhanced in use with DMC-GH3*.

• Firmware must be updated to ver. 1.2.
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/[Open New Window]

* Please update the firmware of the body to its latest version.

*1 For a digital interchangeable lens as of August 26, 2011.
*2 The time for focusing on the subject is measured with the DMC-GF3 to move the lens position to "2m" from "infinity" position at wide-end. Panasonic measurement method. The firmware of the DMC-GF3 must be updated to ver.1.1 or later. Panasonic measurement method.
*3 Compared with the conventional MEGA O.I.S.

MTF Chart

For the lenses distortion compensation available, the horizontal axis of MTF is the distance from the center, which is compensated accordingly.

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Lens Construction


Model No. H-PS14042
Lens Construction 9 elements in 8 groups (4 aspherical lenses, 2 ED lenses)
Nano Surface Coating Yes
Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Optical Image Stabilizer Yes (POWER O.I.S.)
Focal Length f=14mm to 42mm (35mm camera equivalent 28mm to 84mm)
Aperture Type 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Aperture Range F3.5(Wide) - F5.6(Tele)
Minimum Aperture F22
Closest Focusing Distance 0.2m / 0.66ft (14-20mm), 0.3m / 0.98ft (21-42mm)
Maximum Magnification Approx. 0.17x / 0.34x (35mm camera equivalent)
Diagonal Angle of View 75°(W) - 29°(T)
Filter Size φ37mm / 1.5inch
Max.Diameter φ61mm / 2.4inch
Overall Length Approx. 26.8mm / 1.1 inch*
Weight Approx. 95 g / 3.4 oz (excluding lens cap and lens rear cap)
Standard Accessories Lens cap, Lens rear cap, Lens storage bag
Others Electric zoom lever, Manual focus lever

* When the lens is retracted.

Conversion Lenses

Wide Conversion Lens DMW-GWC1

Tele Conversion Lens DMW-GTC1

Macro Conversion Lens DMW-GMC1

Fisheye Conversion Lens DMW-GFC1

Filters / Protector for 37mm Diameter Lens

ND Filter DMW-LND37

PL Filter DMW-LPLA37/LPL37

MC Protector DMW-LMC37

Lens Cap / Lens Rear Cap

Lens Cap DMW-LFC37*

Lens Rear Cap DMW-LRC1*

* Bundled with the lens.

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