The new Panasonic Lumix G X 35-100mm f/2.8 lens was introduced at a pre Photokina press conference today in Cologne Germany.
It is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
This new lens has a constant F/2.8 aperture and completes the new professional X Lens set. It is built from the same construction as the highly regarded Panasonic Lumix X Vario 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH Power O.I.S.. See my review. Like it's 12-35mm brethren, this lens has O.I.S., is weather sealed, small and lightweight but will come in at a slightly more expensive price at $1499. The 35mm equivalent is 70 to 200 mm. It is designed for HD video recording and has internal focus so filters won't turn. Unlike Olympus, Panasonic has provided a lens shade. It takes the same 58mm filters that the 12-35mm does. At 3.9 inches it is not much longer than the other lens.
Specifications for this new lens.
Model No. – H-HS35100
Lens Construction – 18 elements in 13 groups (2 ED lenses, 1 UED lens)
Nano Surface Coating – YES
Mount – Micro Four Thirds mount
Optical Image Stabilizer – YES (POWER O.I.S.)
Focal Length – f=35mm to 100mm (35mm camera equivalent 70mm to 200mm)
Aperture Type – 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Maximum Aperture – F2.8
Minimum Aperture – F22
Closest Focusing Distance – 0.85m / 2.8ft
Maximum Magnification – Approx. 0.1x / 0.2x (35mm camera equivalent)
Diagonal Angle of View – 34°(W) – 12°(T)
Filter Size – 58mm / 2.3inch
Max.Diameter – 67.4mm / 2.7inch
Overall Length – Approx. 99.9mm / 3.9inch (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
Weight – Approx. 360g / 12.7oz (excluding lens cap, lens rear cap and lens hood)
Standard Accessories – Lens front cap, Lens rear cap, Lens storage bag, Lens hood
Here are some pictures from the PhotographyBlog of the new lens.