Panasonic Launches New L-Mount Interchangeable Lens for its LUMIX S Series Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Lumix S Prop 24-70mm f/2.8

27 Aug. 2019 — Panasonic is proud to introduce a new interchangeable standard zoom lens, the LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 (S-E2470), based on the L-Mount system for the LUMIX S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras. Specially focusing on professional use, the LUMIX S Series pursues uncompromising photographic expression with its high-quality cameras and lenses.

The LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 is a large-aperture standard zoom lens that boasts high image quality across the entire zoom range. The optical performance of this LUMIX S PRO lens is remarkably high to ensure it satisfies the stringent certification standards of Leica Camera AG.

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Offering a versatile set of focal lengths that are ideal for a wide range of subjects, including landscape, documentary and portraits, the lens features stunningly high resolution and high contrast from its widest to its longest focal lengths. The constant F2.8 high-speed maximum aperture provides smooth defocus transition from the focus peak to out-of-focus areas to achieve beautiful bokeh as well as a three-dimensional effect that makes the subject stand out from the background.

Comprising 18 elements in 16 groups, the LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 uses three aspherical elements and four ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses to efficiently suppress both axial and transverse chromatic aberration so images are rendered sharp and coloured fringing is avoided. Astigmatism is also corrected by these aspherical lenses, to produce clear detail right across the image area. Furthermore, the UHR (Ultra-High Refractive Index) lens achieves uniform image quality right to the edges of the image while enabling for a more compact lens unit.

A double focus system combining a linear motor and a stepping motor achieves sensor drive at a maximum speed of 480 fps. This provides fast, high-precision AF to ensure that important photo opportunities are never missed. The adoption of a focus clutch mechanism enables instant AF/MF switching as well as accurate manual focusing. The LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 also excels when used for shooting video as it features a design mechanism to suppress focus breathing – a critical issue that affects most interchangeable zoom lenses designed for still photography.

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The rugged dust/splash-resistant* design will withstand use in harsh conditions down to -10°C, so the lens can be used in a wide range of environments. The lens has an 82mm filter thread and uses an 11-bladed circular aperture diaphragm for smooth reproduction of out-of-focus areas and highlights.

Panasonic is committed to designing and developing the LUMIX S Series lens line up, with more than 45 L-Mount interchangeable lenses, including over ten LUMIX S/S PRO lenses, available from Panasonic, Leica and SIGMA by the end of 2020. A variety of mount adapters/converters further expand the opportunities to use an even wider range of modern and legacy lenses. The L-Mount thereby opens up an almost limitless spectrum of new creative possibilities.

The LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm lens will be available to purchase from B&H Photo Video for less than $2,200 on or after 26 September 2019.

*Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this lens is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.

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Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Panasonic Upgrades Leica DG 25mm Lens for the Micro Four Thirds System

Leica DG SummiLux 25mm f/1.4 II ASPH
with High-Speed AF Compatibility in a Splash/Dust-Resistant and Rugged Design

27 Aug. 2019 — Panasonic has upgraded its LEICA DG 25mm fixed focal length lens for the Micro Four Thirds system standard, adding a new splash/dust-resistant* construction and compatibility with max. 240 fps sensor drive for high-speed auto focusing. The wide maximum aperture of F1.4 makes the new Leica DG SummiLux 25mm f/1.4 II ASPH, a high-speed standard lens for the Micro Four Thirds system with the same angle of view as a 50mm lens for full frame systems.

1566915691_1501347Offering a focal length that is truly flexible and suited to a wide range of subject matter, the Leica DG SummiLux 25mm f/1.4 II ASPH. features stunningly high resolution and contrast from the centre to the corners of the image, despite its large aperture. It also provides smooth focus transition and out-of-focus highlights, producing beautiful bokeh that makes pictures even more attractive.

The lens construction comprises nine elements in seven groups, including two aspherical elements and one UHR (Ultra High Refractive) index lens. The UHR index lens and the glass moulded aspherical lenses ensure high quality from the centre to the corners of the frame while maintaining a compact and lightweight design. Panasonic Nano Surface Coating is also applied to minimise ghosting and flare to provide high-contrast and clear images even when shooting towards a light source. Surpassing LEICA’s stringent certification standards, exceptionally high image quality is guaranteed from this lens.

Incorporating an inner-focus drive system and stepping motor the new Leica DG SummiLux 25mm f/1.4 II ASPH is capable of smooth, silent operation to complement the latest Lumix G camera’s high-speed, high-precision contrast AF systems for both photo and video recording. It is also compatible with VENUS Engine processors that drive LUMIX camera systems at max. 240 fps, so it can take maximum advantage of cameras with high-speed AF.

Realising the potential of a large-aperture lens in a compact, lightweight body, the new rugged-design Leica DG SummiLux 25mm f/1.4 II ASPH achieves both high picture quality and a portable size, fitting in perfectly with the latest Lumix G Mirrorless Cameras.

The Leica DG SummiLux 25mm f/1.4 II ASPH lens will be available to purchase from B&H Photo Video for less than $700 on or after 24th October 2019.

*Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this lens is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.

*Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company

Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Blu-ray players, Home Audio, Technics, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Beauty, Grooming, Wellness and Personal Care products and more. Panasonic was featured in Fortune Magazine’s 2016 ranking of 50 companies that are changing the world and doing well by doing good. Specifically cited were its smart and sustainable technologies, including its contributions to smart cities and the electric vehicle revolution.

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