Read the latest issue here

New Lightweight LUMIX Lens from Panasonic

Posted on Jun 4, 2021 by Pro Moviemaker

Panasonic has announced a new lightweight lens for its Lumix S series

The new Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 (S-S50) is the second addition to the series of four f/1.8 large-aperture lenses based on the L-Mount system standard. Suitable for a variety of subjects – ranging from portraiture to landscape photography – the Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 also excels in professional-quality video recording performance, with a mechanism to suppress focus breathing, combined with a micro-step aperture control for smooth exposure change.

The combination of these elements allows for high descriptive performance and beautiful bokeh, as well as significant reductions in chromatic aberration

Comprising nine lens elements in eight groups – including three aspherical lenses, one ED (extra-low dispersion) lens and one UHR (ultra-high refractive index) lens. The combination results in significant reductions in chromatic aberration. In addition, the nine-blade circular aperture diaphragm of the lens produces soft round shapes in the blurred background areas of open-aperture footage.

At approximately 300g, the weight of the Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 lens makes it easy to take along to any shoot. The rugged design of the lens is also suitable for use in harsh weather conditions, and is able to withstand temperatures down to -10°C.

The new Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 is available by the end of June, with an RRP of £429, and is a qualifying product for the Lumix Pro programme.

Full details, including terms and conditions, can be found on the Panasonic Lumix website. lumix-pro.com

The next step in the evolution of cinema...

December 16th, 2019

Sirui anamorphic lenses offer unique optical performance, with optimized flare and bokeh in an...

Sony GM™ series sets new standard in c...

April 29th, 2022

The Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II supplies astonishing resolution for photographers, videographers, and hybrid...

Sony launches 12-24mm G Master zoom lens

July 14th, 2020

Sony announced a new addition to its full-frame lens line-up with the introduction of...

Samyang expands V-AF lens series by two

November 2nd, 2022

V-AF 24mm T1.9 FE and V-AF 35mm T1.9 FE join the line-up – perfect...

Sign up to the newsletter!

Subscribe to the Pro Moviemaker newsletter to get the latest issue of the magazine, news, special offers, occasional surveys and carefully selected partner offerings delivered direct to your inbox.

You may opt-out at any time. Privacy Policy.