When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Here’s how it works

Home / News / Panasonic unveils new Lumix G lens

Panasonic unveils new Lumix G lens

12-35mm zoom with constant F2.8 aperture added to its Micro Four Thirds line-up

Panasonic has added a new lens to its Lumix G compact system camera range. The Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm is a 12-35mm (equivalent to 24-70mm on a 35mm camera) standard zoom lens with a constant F2.8 aperture, making it a high end replacement for the basic kit lens.

The wide F2.8 aperture lets in more light than a cheaper zoom, so you can shoot in darker conditions without having to resort to the flash. It also features OIS (optical image stabilisation) to counteract the effects of your less-than-steady hands.

Like we said, it’s a high end lens – and thus will set you back a fair old sum when it arrives (it’s expected in late August): we’ve heard rumours of a £999 price tag, but we’ll let you know when it’s confirmed.

You may also like

Next Big Thing – Leap Motion 3D motion control

FaceTime over 3G coming to iOS 6

Just because they could – Terminator T-800 Animatronic bust

Profile image of Dan Grabham Dan Grabham Editor-in-Chief


Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

Areas of expertise

Computing, mobile, audio, smart home