Panasonic has a new large-aperture, wide, fixed focal length lens to introduce to its line-up of optics for the L-Mount system which is compatible with cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix S5.
The Panasonic Lumix S 24mm f/1.8 is three of four f/1.8 aperture lenses to be introduced that are compatible with the L-Mount system standard – an alliance set up by Panasonic, Leica, and Sigma to bring together Full-Frame and APS-C cameras and lenses all using the L-Mount. The other lenses, also, introduced to date include the Panasonic Lumix 85mm (S-S85) and Panasonic Lumix 50mm (S-S50).
Pricing & Availability: The Lumix S 24mm f/1.8 will be available from the end of September with an RRP of £799.99.
You can learn more about the Panasonic Lumix S 24mm f/1.8 from Panasonic below who have also shared sample photos captured with the lens.
Panasonic L-Mount S 24mm F/1.8 Other sample images
From Panasonic UK:
Panasonic is pleased to introduce a new large-aperture wide fixed focal length lens, the LUMIX S 24mm f/1.8 (S-S24), as the third addition to the series of four f/1.8 large-aperture lenses based on the L-Mount system standard. A total of four f/1.8 fixed focal length lenses from the LUMIX S Series, including 85mm (S-S85), 50mm (S-S50) and the new 24mm (S-S24) lens, feature a common size and position of control parts to provide practical advantages in use. The center of gravity of these lenses is almost the same so that it is easy to exchange lenses quickly with minimum balance adjustment when the camera is on a gimbal. Common filters can also be used thanks to the same diameter. The descriptive performance of these lenses is also consistent.
The LUMIX S 24mm f/1.8 is comprised of twelve lens elements in eleven groups including three aspherical lenses, three ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses and one UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lens. The use of three aspherical lenses realises both high descriptive performance and beautiful bokeh, which are common advantages to the series of all F1.8 lenses. The ED lenses and the UED lens effectively suppress chromatic aberration.
The LUMIX S 24mm f/1.8 is capable of smooth, silent operation to work with the camera’s AF system with the sensor drive at max.240 fps. For the non-linear setting, focus is shifted with a variable amount according to the rotation speed of the focus ring while the focus is shifted with a designated amount according to the rotational quantum of the focus ring for the linear setting. Sensitivity (the amount of focus shift per rotational quantum) can be selected from 90 to 360 degrees by 30 degrees to enable intended focus operation. The LUMIX S 24mm f/1.8 also excels in video recording performance with a mechanism that suppresses focus breathing. Together with a micro-step aperture control for smooth exposure change, professional-quality video can be recorded.
With its approximately 310g compact size and lightweight, the LUMIX S 24mm f/1.8 features stunning mobility to fit the S5, LUMIX’s smallest full-frame model. The rugged dust/splash-resistant design withstands use under harsh conditions even at 10 degrees Celsius below zero. The filter diameter is 67 mm, with a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm.
With the addition of the upcoming standard 35 mm fixed focal length lens and the four f/1.8 large-aperture lenses of the LUMIX S series, the Panasonic and L-Mount system alliance is committed to the development of L-Mount lenses for the further expansion of its lineup to fulfil the needs of customers.
Panasonic L-Mount S 24mm F/1.8 Photos of Equipment
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