Panasonic 30mm f2.8 ASPH Mega OIS MFT Lens

PanasonicSKU: 5025232819836

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Panasonic 30mm f2.8 ASPH Mega OIS MFT Lens

Micro Four Thirds 30 mm Macro Lens / 60 mm (35mm camera equiv.)

True-to-Life Macro Shots
Taking advantage of the life-size magnification capability and deep depth of field, this compact lens offers excellent performance in shooting from casual macro shots, like flowers or food, to impressive portraits. It features an outstanding closest focusing distance of 0,105m allowing you to shoot true-to-life macro shots of flowers or small accessories.

240 fps Drive Capability
The inclusion of a stepping motor makes the focusing action smooth and silent for use in both photo and Video recording. When mounted on the Lumix G cameras, you can take advantage of the high-speed, high-precision contrast AF system with a 240 fps digital signal Exchange, achieving high-Speed AF faster than approx. 0,5 sec (infinity - 0,105 mm).

Compact & Reliable Metal Design
Comprising of 9 lenses in 9 groups including an aspherical lens, the lens system achieves both high compactness and high optical performance. It incorporates a superior inner focus system that enables excellent resolution and contrast from full life-size magnification to infinity. Offered in sharp, metallic black, this lens stylishly matches the LUMIX G cameras.

MEGA O.I.S (Optical Image Stabiliser)
Optical Image Stabiliser in the lens effectively compensates for the handshake.

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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