Panasonic announced two new lenses today, a new portrait lens and wider angle macro lens at a very reasonable $399.99 each and will be available in May. Judging by the styling and typeface of the lens, these look like they are geared towards the Panasonic GM family of smaller cameras. Of course this will work with any other Micro Four Thirds cameras, but I suspect that they will pair themselves visually with the Panasonic GM5.

Panasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. Power O.I.S.

Panasonic 42.5mm f:1.7 lens

 

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 85mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.7 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 0.31 meters
  • Stepping AF Motor, Internal Focus
  • POWER Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Also Available in Silver

Panasonic LUMIX G MACRO 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. Mega O.I.S.

Panasonic 30mm f:2.8 lens

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 60mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 0.105 meters
  • Multi-Layer Coating
  • Stepping AF Motor, Internal Focus
  • MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Maximum Magnification: 1:1
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 4.1″
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm