Panasonic has unveiled four new conversion lenses for use with its popular G-series range of mirrorless interchangeable compact system cameras. The four new conversion lenses are variously compatible with both the 14mm ‘pancake’ lens and the relatively new, premium-grade 14-42mm Lumix ‘X’ powered zoom.
The first of the four is the DMW-GWC1 Wide Conversion Lens, which when mounted to the front of either lens expands the field of view to 11mm (35mm equivalent of 22mm) – especially useful for architecture photography as well as group portraits in confined spaces.
The second new converter is the DMW-GTC1 Teleconverter, which increases the focal length of the Lumix X 14-42mm powered zoom by 2x, turning it into a 28-84mm lens (35mm equivalent of 84 - 168mm).
The DMW-GMC1 Macro Conversion Lens is compatible with both the 14mm and the 14-42mm ‘X’ and reduces the minimum focal distance to 0.14m and 0.16m respectively. This is down from 0.24m and 0.3m on the same lenses. Not exactly revolutionary stuff but it's a useful reduction nonetheless.
The fourth and final new converter is the DMW-GFC1 Fisheye Conversion Lens. Again, this is compatible with both lenses and extends the diagonal angle of view to 120-degrees. Small enough to fit inside a camera pouch it can be used to give images an interesting twist.
No prices for any of the new lenses have been announced yet, nor have release dates but they're up on Panasonic's website now so we suspect they'll be hitting shops soon for a modest price.
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Link: Panasonic UK Website