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Compact Close-up Glass for L-Mount

Posted on Mar 19, 2024 by Samara Husbands

The Panasonic Lumix 100mm f/2.8 Macro is ideal for capturing stunning close-ups and flattering headshots with rapid autofocus and a fast f/2.8 aperture

Panasonic’s Lumix 100mm f/2.8 Macro is the world’s smallest and lightest medium-telephoto prime close-up lens. Costing £999/$998, this full-frame L-Mount optic weighs 298g/0.66lb and is 82mm/3.2in long with an external diameter of 73.6mm/2.9in. 

The latest Lumix has a new optical design of 13 elements in 11 groups, with three aspherical, as well as a rounded, nine-bladed aperture for smooth bokeh. An updated focus mechanism gives a speedy tracking performance with fast and precise autofocus. The minimum focusing distance is 20.4cm/8in and the front takes 67mm screw-in filters. A mode switch swaps between manual and auto focusing, and a focus range selector features three distinct settings. The lens is dust- and splash-resistant.

In addition to shooting close-up, life-size images with its 100mm focal length, the lens has a fast f/2.8 aperture – ideal for flattering headshots. In a major benefit for video, it operates silently thanks to a newly developed Dual Phase linear motor. Focus breathing is suppressed and micro-step aperture control offers smooth exposure changes. Choose between linear or non-linear focus ring settings.

First published in the March/April 2024 issue of Pro Moviemaker.

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