Panasonic Lumix DMW-GMC1 Macro Conversion Lens Review, Sample Images, Photos and Video in NYC
I tested one of the four new conversion lenses for Micro Four Thirds released by Panasonic: the Panasonic Lumix DMW-GMC1 Macro Conversion Lens using the new Panasonic GX 1 with the new Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
These conversions lenses are compact and lightweight and are built to be portable. They were designed to make it easy for Panasonic Lumix G series digital camera users to alternate between different lenses to enjoy the benefits and flexibility of varying their shooting options and angles. The DMW-GMC1 Macro Conversion lens was specifically designed to enable extremely close-up macro shoots at a focus distance of just 0.14m when attached to the front of the lens. This conversion lens is ideal for capturing clear and pristine detail in small subjects such as flowers and insects. This conversion lens is compatible with both of Panasonic’s new 14mm F2.5 prime lens and its new Lumix X 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 power zoom lens.
The lens I chose to use the DMW-GMC1 with was Panasonic’s Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. lens. This is an ultra-compact retractable pancake 3x zoom lens (28-84mm equivalent in 35mm and full-frame formats) for Lumix Micro 4/3 cameras that’s only about the size and weight of the Panasonic 20mm pancake lens. It’s 2.4 x 1.87″/61 x 47.7mm (the short dimension shrinks to 1.05″/26.8mm when the power is off). It weighs just 3.35 oz/95 g. Not only is it extremely small and light, but the “X” in this lens means high performance specifications. Including electric-powered zoom operation, autofocus during movie recording, nano surface coating that drastically reduces ghosting and flare, and Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) for vastly improving image sharpness and blur reduction. Two ED lens elements compensate for chromatic aberration, and the silent design makes this an ideal lens for shooting video.
Below are sample images taken with the new Panasonic DMW-GMC1 Macro Conversion Lens.
Below is a video taken with the new Panasonic DMW-GMC1 Macro Conversion Lens:
All four of the new conversion lenses come with an included adapter ring for use with the Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 (H-PS14042) lens and the Panasonic Lumix G 14mm f/2.5 (H-H014) lens, with the exception of the DMC-GTC1, which is compatible with the H-PS14042 lens only.
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For pricing and availability:
– Panasonic Lumix DMW-GMC1 Macro Conversion Lens
– Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 (Body Only)
– Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
– Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 with the Panasonic PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens Kit