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Panasonic H-HSA35100 ASPH 35-100mm Mirrorless Lens Manual

Panasonic H-HSA35100 ASPH 35-100mm Mirrorless Lens FEATURE

Panasonic

Panasonic H-HSA35100 ASPH 35-100mm Mirrorless Lens

Panasonic H-HSA35100 ASPH 35-100mm Mirrorless Lens PRODUCT

ABOUT Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a multinational electronics company headquartered in Osaka, Japan. It was founded in 1918 by Konosuke Matsushita and originally started as a vendor of duplex lamp sockets. Over the years, Panasonic has grown into one of the largest electronics manufacturers in the world, offering a wide range of products and services.

Panasonic‘s business operations span various sectors, including consumer electronics, home appliances, automotive, industrial solutions, and B2B solutions. The company is known for its innovation and has a strong focus on research and development.

Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save this manual for future use.

THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN CANADA.

  • CAN ICES-3(BY/NMB-3(B)

THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A.

FCC Note:

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, under Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used by the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
  • Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment would void the user’s authority to operate this device. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
  2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Information for Your Safety

Keep the unit as far away as possible from electromagnetic equipment (such as microwave ovens, TVs, video games, radio transmitters, high-voltage lines, etc…..)

  • Do not use the camera near cell phones because doing so may result in noise adversely affecting the pictures and sound.
  • If the camera is adversely affected by electromagnetic equipment and stops functioning properly, turn the camera off and remove the battery and/or the connected AC adaptor. Then reinsert the battery and/or reconnect the AC adaptor and turn the camera on.

The lens can be used with a digital camera compatible with the lens mount standard for the “Micro Four ThirdsTM System”.

  • It cannot be mounted on the Four ThirdsTM mount specification camera.
  • The digital camera illustrations in this owner’s manual show DMC-G5 as an example.
  • The appearance and specifications of products described in this manual may differ from the actual products you have purchased due to later enhancements.
  • Micro Four ThirdsTM and Micro Four Thirds Logo marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Olympus Imaging Corporation, in Japan, the United States, the European Union, and other countries.
  • Four ThirdsTM and Four Thirds Logo marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Olympus Imaging Corporation, in Japan, the United States, the European Union, and other countries.
  • G MICRO SYSTEM is an interchangeable lens type digital camera system of LUMIX based on a Micro Four Thirds System standard.
  • Other names of systems and products mentioned in these instructions are usually the registered trademarks or trademarks of the manufacturers who developed the system or product concerned.

Precautions

Lens Care

  • This lens has a dust-proof and splash-proof construction. When using it, please be careful of the following. If the lens is not working properly, consult the dealer or your nearest Service Center.
  • – Please attach the lens to a dust-proof and splash-proof digital camera.
  • – When detaching the lens from the digital camera, take care to ensure that sand, dust, splashes of water, etc., do not get into the lens or the terminals. – This lens is not waterproof and cannot be used to record underwater. For splash-proofing, the lens is constructed to resist the entry of water. If splashes of water etc. do adhere to the lens, wipe after use with a soft dry cloth.
  • To improve the dust-proofing and splash-proofing of this lens, a lens mount rubber is used in the mounting portion. After changing the lens several times, you may find that the lens mount rubber has marked the mount portion of the digital camera body, which does not affect its performance. For information on changing the lens mount rubber, contact your nearest Service Center.
  • Do not press the lens with excessive force. 
  • When there is dirt (water, oil, fingerprints, etc.) on the surface of the lens, the picture may be affected. Lightly wipe the surface of the lens with a soft, dry cloth before and after taking pictures. 
  • To prevent dust and other particles from accumulating on or entering the lens, attach the lens rear cap when the lens is not in use. 
  • To protect the lens contact points, do not place the lens with its mount surface facing down. In addition, do not allow the lens contact points to become dirty. See illustration A

Panasonic H-HSA35100 ASPH 35-100mm Mirrorless-fig 1

About Condensation (Fogging of the Lens)

  • Condensation occurs when there are differences in temperature and humidity as described below. Condensation can cause the lens to become dirty and lead to mold and malfunctioning, so exercise caution in the following situations:
    • When the camera is brought indoors from outside during cold weather
    • When the camera is brought into an air-conditioned car
    • When cold air from an air conditioner is directly blown onto the lens
    • In humid places
  • If condensation occurs, turn the power off and leave it for about two hours. Once the camera acclimatizes to the surrounding temperature the condensation will go away naturally.

Supplied Accessories

Product numbers are correct as of January 2017. These may be subject to change.

  1. Lens Pouch
  2. Lens Cap
  3. Lens Rear Cap
    Lens Hood
  • The lens rear cap and lens cap are attached to the interchangeable lens at the time of purchase.Panasonic H-HSA35100 ASPH 35-100mm Mirrorless-fig 2

Names and Functions of Components

Panasonic H-HSA35100 ASPH 35-100mm Mirrorless-fig 3

  1. Lens surface
  2. Focus ring
    Rotate to focus when taking pictures with manual focus.
  3. Zoom ring
    Rotate the zoom ring when you wish to take large (tele) or wide (wide angle) pictures.
  4. [O.I.S.] switch
    When the lens is attached to the camera the stabilizer function is set to activate if the O.I.S. switch is set to [ON].
     We recommend setting the O.I.S. switch to [OFF] when using a tripod.
  5. Contact points
  6. Lens fitting mark
  7. Lens mount rubber

Note:

  • If you zoom in after focusing, focusing errors may occur. After zooming. please perform the focusing again.
  • In very quiet situations Auto Focus operating sounds may be recorded during motion picture recording. This is not a malfunction. In such situations, switching to Manual Focus will improve the situation.
  • If you set the O.I.S. to [ON] when recording a motion picture, operating sounds may be recorded. If they become bothersome, we recommend setting the O.I.S. switch to [OFF] and mounting the camera on a tripod.

Panasonic H-HSA35100 ASPH 35-100mm Mirrorless-fig 4

Attaching/Detaching the Lens

For information on how to attach and remove the lens, refer to the owner’s manual for your digital camera.

  • Before attaching or detaching the lens, check that the digital camera is turned off.
  • Before attaching the lens to the digital camera, remove the lens’s rear cap by rotating it in the direction of the arrow. (See illustration 1 )
  • To prevent dust and other particles from accumulating on or entering the lens, be sure to attach the lens cap/lens rear cap after detaching the lens from the digital camera.

Attaching Filters

  • Vignetting may occur if using 2 or more filters at the same time. 
  • It is possible to attach the lens cap with the filter already attached. 
  • When using the lens hood and a filter at the same time, attach the filter first.
  • You cannot attach a conversion lens or adaptor to this lens. A filter may be used, but attaching any other element may cause damage to the lens.

Attaching the Lens Hood (Supplied Accessory) (See illustration )

  1. Align the mark  (b) on the lens hood with the mark on the tip of the lens. 
  2. Rotate the lens hood in the direction of the arrow until it clicks and then align the mark c on the lens hood with the mark on the tip of the lens.

Temporarily Storing the Lens Hood (See illustration 3 ) 

  1. Turn the lens hood in the direction of the arrow to detach it. 
  2. Reverse the lens hood and then attach it in the same way as shown previously.

Note

  • When taking pictures with the flash with the lens hood attached, the lower portion of the screen may turn dark (vignetting effect) and the control of the flash may be disabled because the photo flash may be obscured by the lens hood. We recommend detaching the lens hood.

Cautions for Use

Take care not to drop or knock the lens. Also, take care not to put a lot of pressure on the lens.

  • Take care not to drop the bag that you inserted the lens in as it may damage the lens. The camera may stop operating normally and pictures may no longer be recorded.

When using pesticides and other volatile substances around the camera make sure that they do not get onto the lens.

  • If such substances get onto the lens they can damage the exterior case or cause the paint to peel.

Do not carry the unit when it is still attached to the camera body.

  • Under no circumstances should the unit be stored in any of the following locations since doing so may cause problems in operation or malfunction.
    • In direct sunlight or on a beach in summer
    • In locations with high temperatures and humidity levels or where the changes in temperature and humidity are acute
    • In locations with high concentrations of sand, dust, or dirt
    • Where there is fire
    • Near heaters, air conditioners, or humidifiers
    • Water may make the unit wet
    • Where there is vibration
    • Inside a vehicle
  • Refer also to the owner’s manual of the digital camera.
  • When the unit is not going to be used for a  prolonged period, we recommend storing it with a desiccant (silica gel). Failure to do so may result in performance failure caused by mold, etc. It is recommended that you check the unit’s operation before use.
  • Do not leave the lens in contact with rubber or plastic products for extended periods.
  • Do not touch the lens contact point. Doing so can cause failure of the unit.
  • Do not disassemble or alter the unit.

Do not use it while directly touching the lens at low temperatures for a long period.

  • In cold places (environments below 0 °C (32 °F), such as ski slopes), prolonged direct contact with the metal parts of the lens may cause skin injury. Use gloves or similar when using the lens for long periods.

Do not use benzine, thinner, alcohol, or other similar cleaning agents to clean the lens glass or exterior cabinet.

  • Using solvents can damage the lens or cause the paint to peel.
  • Wipe off any dust or fingerprints with a soft, dry cloth. ≥ Use a dry, dust cloth to remove dirt and dust on the zoom ring and focus ring.
  • Do not use a household detergent or a chemically treated cloth.

Specifications

Specifications are subject to change without notice. INTERCHANGEABLE LENS FOR DIGITAL CAMERA “LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100 mm/F2.8 II /POWER O.I.S.”Panasonic H-HSA35100 ASPH 35-100mm Mirrorless-fig 7

Troubleshooting

A sound is heard when the camera is turned on or off. A sound is heard from the lens when taking a picture of a bright subject such as when outdoors

  • This is the sound of lens or aperture movement and is not a malfunction.

Limited Warranty FOR U.S.A. 

Panasonic Products Limited Warranty Limited Warranty Coverage (For USA Only) If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or workmanship, Panasonic Corporation of North America (referred to as “the warrantor”) will, for the length of the period indicated on the chart below, which starts with the date of original purchase (“warranty period*), at its option either

  1. repair your product with new or refurbished parts,
  2. replace it with a new or a refurbished equivalent value product, or
  3. refund your purchase price. The decision to repair, replace or refund will be made by the warrantor.

Panasonic H-HSA35100 ASPH 35-100mm Mirrorless-fig 5

During the “Labor” warranty period there will be no charge for labor. During the “Parts” warranty period, there will be no charge for parts. This Limited Warranty excludes both parts and labor for non-rechargeable batteries, antennas, and cosmetic parts (cabinet). This warranty only applies to products purchased and serviced in the United States or Puerto Rico. This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser of a new product that was not sold “as is”.

Mail-In Service

  • Online Repair Request

Online Repair Request

To submit a new repair request and for quick repair status visit our Web Site at

When shipping the unit, carefully pack, include all supplied accessories listed in the Owner’s Manual, and send it prepaid, adequately insured, and packed well in a carton box.

When shipping Lithium Ion batteries please visit our Web Site at www.panasonic.com/BatteryHandling as Panasonic is committed to providing the most up-to-date information. Include a letter detailing the complaint, a return address and provide a daytime phone number where you can be reached. A valid registered receipt is required under the Limited Warranty.

IF REPAIR IS NEEDED DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD, THE PURCHASER WILL BE REQUIRED TO FURNISH A SALES RECEIPT/PROOF OF PURCHASE INDICATING DATE OF PURCHASE, AMOUNT PAID, AND PLACE OF PURCHASE. CUSTOMERS WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE REPAIR OF ANY UNIT RECEIVED WITHOUT SUCH PROOF OF PURCHASE.

Limited Warranty Limits And Exclusions

This warranty ONLY COVERS failures due to defects in materials or workmanship and DOES NOT COVER normal wear and tear or cosmetic damage.

The warranty ALSO DOES NOT COVER damages which occurred in shipment, or failures which are caused by products not supplied by the warrantor, or failures which result from accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, misapplication, alteration, faulty installation, set-up adjustments, misadjustment of consumer controls, improper maintenance, power line surge, lightning damage, modification, introduction of sand, humidity or liquids, commercial use such as hotel, office, restaurant, or other business or rental use of the product, or service by anyone other than a Factory Service Center or other Authorized Servicer, or damage that is attributable to acts of God.

THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES EXCEPT AS LISTED UNDER “LIMITED WARRANTY COVERAGE”. THE WARRANTOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. (As examples, this excludes damages for lost time, travel to and from the servicer, and loss of or damage to media or images, data, or other memory or recorded content. The items listed are not exclusive, but for illustration only.)

ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, ARE LIMITED TO THE PERIOD OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. If a problem with this product develops during or after the warranty period, you may contact your dealer or Service Center. If the problem is not handled to your satisfaction, then write to the warrantor’s Consumer Affairs Department at the addresses listed for the warrantor. PARTS AND SERVICES, THAT ARE NOT COVERED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

Customer Services Directory (United States and Puerto Rico)

Obtain Product Information and Operating Assistance; locate your nearest Dealer or Service Center; purchase Parts and Accessories; or make Customer Service and Literature requests

Accessory Purchases (United States and Puerto Rico)

Purchase Parts, Accessories, and Instruction Books online for all Panasonic Products

Panasonic National Parts Center
20421 84th Ave S., Kent, WA 98032

(We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover Card, and American Express.) For hearing or speech-impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-866-605-1277

FOR CANADA

Panasonic Canada Inc.
5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2T3

PANASONIC PRODUCT – LIMITED WARRANTY

Panasonic Canada Inc. warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and for a period as stated below from the date of original purchase agrees to, at its option either (a) repair your product with new or refurbished parts, (b) replace it with a new or a refurbished equivalent value product, or (c) refund your purchase price. The decision to repair, replace or refund will be made by Panasonic Canada Inc.Panasonic H-HSA35100 ASPH 35-100mm Mirrorless-fig 6

This warranty is given only to the original purchaser, or the person for whom it was purchased as a gift, of a Panasonic brand product mentioned above sold by an authorized Panasonic dealer in Canada and purchased and used in Canada, which product was not sold “as is”, and which product was delivered to you in new condition in the original packaging.

TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE HEREUNDER, A PURCHASE RECEIPT OR OTHER PROOF OF DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE, SHOWING THE AMOUNT PAID AND PLACE OF PURCHASE IS REQUIRED

LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

This warranty ONLY COVERS failures due to defects in materials or workmanship and DOES NOT COVER normal wear and tear or cosmetic damage.

The warranty ALSO DOES NOT COVER damages which occurred in shipment, or failures which are caused by products not supplied by Panasonic Canada Inc., or failures which result from accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, misapplication, alteration, faulty installation, set-up adjustments, misadjustment of consumer controls, improper maintenance, improper batteries, power line surge, lightning damage, modification, introduction of sand, humidity or liquids, commercial use such as hotel, office, restaurant, or other business or rental use of the product, or service by anyone other than an Authorized Servicer, or damage that is attributable to acts of God.

Dry cell batteries, printer ink cartridges, and paper are also excluded from coverage under this warranty. Rechargeable batteries are warranted for ninety (90) days from the date of original purchase.

THIS EXPRESS, LIMITED WARRANTY IS INSTEAD OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT WILL PANASONIC CANADA INC. BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY.

(As examples, this warranty excludes damages for lost time, travel to and from the Authorized Servicer, and loss of or damage to media or images, data, or other memory or recorded content. This list of items is not exhaustive, but for illustration only.) In certain instances, some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above limitations and exclusions may not be applicable. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary depending on your province or territory.

WARRANTY SERVICE

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FAQS About Panasonic H-HSA35100 ASPH 35-100mm Mirrorless Lens

What are the uses of a 35-100mm lens?

For portrait, sports, and wildlife photography, this lens is perfect.

Where are the lenses made by Panasonic?

The Yamagata Plant of Panasonic was founded in 1982.

For whose cameras do lenses get made?

Leica AG Camera

What is a 100mm lens’s working distance?

8 cm minimum working distance.

How good are Panasonic lenses?

They frequently offer a fantastic blend between construction quality, autofocus quickness, and optical performance.

What mount are lenses from Panasonic?

L-Mount

What is the Panasonic standard lens ratio?

1.7-2.4:1.

What lens setting should I use?

A normal lens, also known as a standard lens, has a focal length that ranges from 35mm to 50mm.

What temperature is ideal for lenses?

zero degrees.

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