Panasonic has announced the Lumix S 24-70mm f/2.8.
The LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 is a large-aperture standard zoom lens. 24-70mm is a very useful range, especially when shooting video.
The optical design consists of 18 elements in 16 groups. The LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 uses 3 aspherical elements and 4 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses that are claimed to efficiently suppress both axial and transverse chromatic aberration so images are rendered sharp and colored fringing is avoided. Astigmatism is also corrected by these aspherical lenses, which is said to produce clear detail right across the image area. Panasonic also says that the UHR (Ultra-High Refractive Index) lens achieves uniform image quality right to the edges of the image while enabling for a more compact lens unit.
A double focus system combining a linear motor and a stepping motor achieves sensor drive at a maximum speed of 480 fps. This is said to provide fast, high-precision AF. The adoption of a focus clutch mechanism enables instant AF/MF switching as well as accurate manual focusing. The LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 also excels when used for shooting video as it features a design mechanism to suppress focus breathing.
The lens features a rugged dust/splash-resistant design that will withstand use in harsh conditions down to -10°C. The lens has an 82mm filter thread and uses an 11-bladed circular aperture diaphragm for smooth reproduction of out-of-focus areas and highlights.
There will be more than 45 L-Mount interchangeable lenses, including over ten LUMIX S/S PRO lenses, available from Panasonic, Leica and SIGMA by the end of 2020. A variety of mount adapters/converters further expand the opportunities to use an even wider range of modern and legacy lenses. The L-Mount thereby opens up an almost limitless spectrum of new creative possibilities.
Price & Availability
The LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm lens will be available to purchase for RRP $,2499.99 USD/ £2,249.99 from the 26th September 2019.
Like what we do and want to support Newsshooter? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter and help us to continue being the best source of news and reviews for professional tools for the independent filmmaker.