Panasonic has announced its new Lumix S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 full-frame lens. This standard zoom lens is designed for L-mount mirrorless cameras. In addition to Panasonic, such cameras are also produced by two more companies including Sigma and Leica at the moment.
The optical design of the Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 lens consists of 11 elements in 9 groups, Three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses effectively suppresses both axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification, Two ASPH lenses (aspherical lens) and One UHR (Ultra-High Refractive Index) lens achieves uniform image quality from the center to edges of the image while contributing to downsizing of the lens unit.
The minimum focusing distance of the new Lumix Panasonic lens is only 15 cm with a maximum magnification of 0.43x, which will make it possible to use it, including in macro photography. Panasonic says the lens ensures smooth, high-quality video recording because of a mechanism that suppresses focus breathing, which can an issue in interchangeable lenses designed for still image photography.
The new lens weighs only 350 grams, as well as is resistant to dust and splashes, and operates at temperatures up to –10° C, and the fluorine-containing coating on the front element repels water. In general, the new lens turned out to be quite compact compared to other lenses in Panasonic’s L-mount.
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Earlier, we reported that the Swiss company Irix Lens has expanded its Cine series lenses by announcing an ultra-wide-angle lens – the Irix Cine 15mm T2.6. This is a high-speed universal wide-angle lens for Canon EF, Sony E, MFT, and PL mounts. Its advantage is also high resolution – up to 8K, according to the manufacturer.
Panasonic has also released a new firmware update for the Panasonic Lumix S1H mirrorless camera with enhanced video functions, improved performance, and more.