Panasonic Unveils 24mm f/1.8 S Full Body Lens for L-Mount


Panasonic has formally introduced the Lumix S 24mm f/1.8 for full-frame L-mount cameras, the third of 4 f/1.8 prime lenses promised by the corporate.

The lens was leaked earlier this week however has been formally introduced.

The 24mm f/1.8 joins the 85mm and 50mm f/1.8 lenses that characteristic a typical construct dimension, place of management components, and entrance filter thread dimension of 67mm that Panasonic says offers sensible benefits to make use of. The middle of gravity on all three lenses can also be comparable which the corporate argues makes it straightforward to change shortly with minimal stability changes when the digicam is on a gimbal.

The lens is constructed of 12 parts in 11 teams and contains three aspherical lenses, three extra-low dispersion (ED) lenses, and one extremely extra-low dispersion (UED) ingredient. Panasonic says that using the three aspherical lenses permits for top “descriptive efficiency” in addition to engaging bokeh. The ED and UED lenses each are designed to suppress chromatic aberration. The corporate goes on to say that the lens is flexible and can excel in quite a lot of conditions and offers photographers with a nice huge angle of view. The lens has a nine-bladed aperture diaphragm.

The wide-angle prime weighs roughly 310 grams, is splash and dirt resistant, and may proceed operation in temperatures as little as 10 levels beneath zero Celcius (14 levels Fahrenheit).

For focusing, the 24mm f/1.8 is able to clean and silent operation that Panasonic says works with its digicam’s high-speed, high-precision contrast-based autofocus system that has a sensor drive most of 240 frames per second.

In a non-linear setting, focus is shifted with a variable quantity in keeping with the rotation pace of the main focus ring whereas focus is shifted with a chosen quantity in keeping with the rotational quantum of the main focus ring for the linear setting. Sensitivity (the quantity of focus shift per rotational quantum) will be chosen from 90 to 360 levels by 30 levels to allow supposed focus operation.

As Panasonic’s specialty, the lens is designed to additionally excel in video functions with a mechanism that suppresses focus respiration, an issue the corporate calls a “deadly” flaw of practically all interchangeable lenses designed particularly for pictures. Panasonic says the lens additionally has a micro-step aperture management system that enables it to easily change publicity for high quality video manufacturing.

The Panasonic Lumix S 24mm f/1.8 shall be obtainable for $900 in mid-October.


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