Panasonic to Quickly Launch New Lumix-S 24mm f/1.8: Report


Panasonic will quickly launch a brand new wide-angle quick prime lens based on a brand new report. If true, it could be the third in a set of 4 f/1.8 prime lenses the corporate initially revealed final fall.

Whereas Panasonic has spent most of 2021 engaged on Micro 4-Thirds cameras just like the GH5 Mark II and the upcoming GH6, it hasn’t wholly uncared for its full-frame L-mount programs. In June, the corporate introduced the 50mm f/1.8 for its L-mount programs, and in February it introduced the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Macro O.I.S. lens. Each lenses are categorized below its S-series. The S-series is Panasonic’s set of full-frame optics that aren’t licensed by Leica to satisfy particular optical marks and are subsequently normally cheaper than what many would think about the corporate’s “professional” line of lenses.

Nokishita, a famed and infrequently right digicam and lens leaker, has reported that Panasonic’s subsequent S-series lens will probably be a 24mm f/1.8, however its value, announcement date, and time of availability are nonetheless unknown.

The textual content in Nokishita’s tweet interprets as follows: “Product picture of Panasonic “LUMIX S 24mm F1.8″. In the meanwhile, the titles registered on abroad information websites are ‘Panasonic introduced the S collection lens of 24mm F1.8’ and ‘Two new single focus lenses have been added to Sigma’s I collection’. #rumor”

This rumor shouldn’t be with out advantage. As well as the comparatively high-resolution pictures of the upcoming lens leaked by Nokishita, Panasonic itself already advised followers to count on this lens when it introduced the 85mm f/1.8 final November. As a part of that announcement, the corporate stated that the 85mm f/1.8 is only one of 4 wide-aperture primes it was presently engaged on, and could be releasing the 24mm, 35mm, and 50mm f/1.8 lenses after. When Panasonic launched the 50mm f/1.8 in June, it reiterated this dedication and stated that the 24mm and 35mm have been on the way in which.

When all 4 lenses are lastly formally launched, Panasonic can have created a set of f/1.8 lenses of variable focal lengths that every one share the identical 67mm entrance filter diameter, a call the corporate made with the intention to make utilizing all of the optics collectively simpler.

There have been seven lengthy months separating the 85mm from the 50mm launch, so getting the 24mm simply three months after the 50mm was introduced is a way more respectable tempo. Hopefully, Panasonic is ready to launch the ultimate member of the quartet earlier than a full yr elapses because it stated it was creating the set.


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