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Panasonic LUMIX G H-HS043 LENS Owner Manual



Panasonic LUMIX G H-HS043 LENS


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.

Owner’s Manual



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




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.

Responsible Party:
Panasonic Corporation of North America
Two Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102-5490
Support Contact:

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-GM5 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.


 Lens Care

  • Sand and dust can damage the lens. Make sure that no sand or dust gets inside the lens or the terminals when using the lens on a beach, etc.
  • The lens is neither waterproof nor splash-proof. If drops of water get onto the lens, wipe the lens with a dry cloth.
  • 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.
  • Do not place the lens mount facing downwards. Do not allow the lens contact point 1 to become dirty. (See illustration)

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
  • Put the camera into a plastic bag to allow it to acclimatize to the surrounding temperature to prevent condensation. 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

[Inspection to be performed when you unpack the unit]

When removing the unit from its packing box, check that the main unit and the supplied accessories are there and
also, check their external appearance and functions to verify that they have not sustained any damage during distribution and transportation.

If you discover any trouble, contact your vendor before using the product.

Product numbers are correct as of March 2015. These may be subject to change.

  1. Lens Pouch
  2. Lens Cap
  3. Lens Rear Cap
  4. Lens Hood
    A: Black
    B: Silver
  5. Decoration ring
    A: Black
    B: Silver

(The lens cap, lens rear cap, and decoration ring are attached to the lens at the time of purchase.)

Names and Functions of Components

  1. Lens surface
  2. Decoration ring
    Remove this cover when using the lens hood.
  3. Focus ring
    Rotate to focus when taking pictures with manual focus (MF).
  4. Lens fitting mark
  5. Contact points

Note: When flash recording with a close subject, the light of the flash will be blocked by the lens and part of the picture may be dark. Check the distance from the subject when recording.

Attaching/Detaching the Lens

  • Refer also to the camera’s owner’s manual for attaching and detaching the lens.
  • Check that the camera is turned off.
  • Remove the lens rear cap from the lens. (See illustration )

Attaching the Lens (See illustration ) Align the lens fitting marks A on the camera body and the lens and then rotate the lens in the direction of the arrow until it clicks.

  • Do not press the lens release button B when you attach a lens.
  • Do not try to attach the lens when holding it at an angle to the camera body as the lens mount may get scratched.
  • Check that the lens is attached correctly.

Detaching the Lens (See illustration ) While pressing on the lens release button B, rotate the lens toward the arrow until it stops and then remove.

  • When rotating the lens, hold C, the portion near the base of the lens.
  • Attach the lens rear cap so that the lens contact point does not get scratched.
  • Attach the body cap to the camera so no dirt or dust will get inside the main unit.

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

  1. Rotate the decoration ring D in the direction of the arrow and then remove it.
  2. Align the mark E ( ) on the lens hood with the mark on the tip of the lens.
  3. Rotate the lens hood in the direction of the arrow until it clicks and then align the mark F ( ) on the lens hood with the mark on the tip of the lens.

Temporarily Storing the Lens Hood (See illustration )

  1. Rotate the lens hood G in the direction of the arrow and then remove it.
  2. Align the mark F ( ) on the lens hood with the mark on the tip of the lens.
  3. Rotate the lens hood in the direction of the arrow until it clicks into place.


  • 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.
  • When using the AF assist lamp in the dark, detach the lens hood.

Attaching the decoration ring (See illustration )

  1. Align the mark H ( ) on the decoration ring with the mark on the tip of the lens.
  2. Rotate the decoration ring in the direction of the arrow until it clicks into place.

Attaching Filters

  • Vignetting may occur if using 2 or more MC protectors (optional: DMW-LMCH37), PL filters (optional: DMWLPL37,
    DMW-LPLA37) or ND filters (optional: DMWLND37), or if using thick protectors and/or filters.
  • The filter may become impossible to remove if excessively tightened, so please refrain from tightening it too strongly.
  • It is possible to attach the lens cap with the filter already attached.
  • When the lens hood is attached to this lens, you cannot attach a filter to it.
  • 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.

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 strongly shock the lens. The camera may stop operating normally and pictures may no longer be recorded. Also, the lens may be damaged.

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.
  1. In direct sunlight or on a beach in summer
  2. In locations with high temperatures and humidity levels or where the changes in temperature and humidity are acute
  3. In locations with high concentrations of sand, dust, or dirt
  4. Where there is fire
  5. Near heaters, air conditioners, or humidifiers
  6. Water may make the unit wet
  7. Where there is vibration
  8. 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 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 focus ring.
  • Do not use a household detergent or a chemically treated cloth.


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.

When this lens is attached to a digital camera, the stabilizer function cannot be turned off or the stabilizer function does not work.

  • The Optical Image Stabilizer function of this lens only works correctly with supported cameras.
  • When older Panasonic digital cameras (DMC-GF1, DMC-GH1, DMC-G1) are used, [Stabilizer] in the [Rec] mode menu cannot be set to [OFF]. It is recommended to update the firmware of the digital camera at the following website. http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/
  • When using this lens with another make of digital camera, contact the respective company about details.


Specifications are subject to change without notice.



Register online at www.panasonic.com/register (U.S. customers only)

Panasonic Corporation of North America
Two Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102-5490

Panasonic Canada Inc.
5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2T3
C Panasonic Corporation 2015
Printed in Japan

FAQS About Panasonic LUMIX G H-HS043 LENS

How are Lumix lenses mounted?


Who produces the lenses used by Lumix cameras?


Where are the lenses made by Panasonic?

Japan’s northern region

Why are Lumix lenses so pricey?

The fact is that Panasonic has produced cutting-edge lenses for professional TV and video applications for a very long time, and their native glass is outstanding. However, reputations are important, whether they are true or not, and because they sell fewer native lenses than other producers, they do not enjoy the same economies of scale.

A lens is what kind of a mount?

There are three different types of lens mounts: screw-threaded, bayonet, and breech-lock (friction lock).

What kind of lens mount is most typical?

weapon mount

Do Panasonic’s lenses perform well?

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

What distinguishes Lumix cameras?

The Micro Four Thirds cameras are their specialty.

What is the Panasonic standard lens ratio?


Is Panasonic Lumix a camera used by professionals?

Tools for creativity for all seasoned photographers. For the professional requirements of contemporary filmmakers, photographers, or those who want to switch between the two, LUMIX G offers the ideal system camera with the newest features and technology all integrated into a lightweight and compact, mirrorless body design.

Is Lumix a brand of Panasonic?

Lumix is a brand of digital cameras owned by Panasonic.

What does the term “LUMIX” mean?

A variety of camera bodies and lenses produced by Panasonic are referred to as LUMIX.

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