Panasonic launches fourth LUMIX S F1.8 Lens

Panasonic has introduced a new large-aperture wide fixed focal length LUMIX S Series lens, the 35mm F1.8 (S-S35). Following the 85mm, 50mm and 24mm models, it completes the planned series of four F1.8 large-aperture lenses based on the L-Mount system.

At a compact 295 grams (approx.), the new LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 lens is highly mobile, while offering a rugged dust/splash-resistanti design to withstand field use in inclement weather and temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius. The 35mm focal length is ideal for street and editorial photography on the move, and the lens can also be used for close-up shots thanks to the 0.24m minimum focusing distance.

The four-strong LUMIX F1.8 lens series has a common positioning of controls for ease of use and a common barrel diameter that provides the convenience of using the same filters across lenses. Using lenses of a similar size, diameter and centre of gravity also makes it easy to switch between them when an S Series camera is mounted on a gimbal, for example. Demonstrating Panasonic’s commitment to the S Series system, development of an 18mm F1.8 lens is also under way.

The LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 is comprised of eleven lens elements in nine groups including three aspherical lenses and three ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses. The use of three aspherical lenses realises beautiful bokeh, a common advantage across the series, while the ED lenses effectively suppress chromatic aberration. The filter diameter is 67mm, with a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm.

The LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 is compatible with the LUMIX sensor drive at 240fps to take advantage of high- speed, high-precision auto focusing. For the non-linear setting, focus is shifted with a variable amount according to the rotation speed of the focus ring; while for the linear setting, focus is shifted with a designated amount according to the rotational quantum of the focus ring. Sensitivity (the amount of focus shift per rotational quantum) can be selected from 90 to 360 degrees by 30-degree increments.

The lens will be available in December 2021 from leading photographic specialists.

LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 (S-S35) lens: RRP $1099

In addition, firmware update programsii are available for the conventional S-R70200, S-E70200, S-R70300 and S-R24105 lenses to improve image stabilisation during video recording. Furthermore, the stabilisation performance of Dual I.S. 2 has been improved from 6.5 stops to 7.5 stopsiii for still image capture when the S- R24105 lens is mounted on the LUMIX S1H, S1R or S1 cameras.

The Panasonic and L-Mount system alliance is committed to the development of L-Mount lenses for the further expansion of its lineup, fulfilling the needs of customers.

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