Panasonic S-Series 70-200mm f/2.8 OIS and 16-35mm f/4 PRO Full Frame Lenses

Panasonic has announced new S-Series 70-200mm f/2.8 OIS and 16-35mm f/4 PRO full frame lenses.

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Lumix S Pro 70-200mm f/2.8 OIS (S-E70200)

Panasonic has announced two new L-Mount lenses for the Lumix S series of full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/2.8 OIS and Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 join the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens announced in August 2019


The LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm f/2.8 O.I.S. (S-E70200) is a large-aperture telephoto zoom lens that boasts high descriptive performance across the entire zoom range. The LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm f/4 (S-R1635) is a versatile wide zoom lens that provides high resolution images and a beautiful bokeh despite its compact, light-weight profile.

Panasonic say they are dedicated to designing and developing 11 or more Lumix S lenses by March 2021. More than 46 L-Mount alliance lenses will be available from Panasonic, Leica Camera AG and Sigma by the end of 2021. 


 

Pricing and availability 

The LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm f/2.8 will be available to purchase for RRP £2,599 (€2,949 Ireland) from the beginning of January 2020. The LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm f/4 will be available to purchase for RRP £1,499 (€1,699 Ireland) from end of December 2019.


 

From Panasonic: 

LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 O.I.S. (S-E70200)

The LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 O.I.S. is a large-aperture telephoto zoom lens that boasts high descriptive performance across the entire zoom range. It is designed and developed for professional field shooting.

Comprising 22 elements in 17 groups, the use of 2 UED (Ultra Extra-low Dispersion) lenses, 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses and optimum alignment effectively suppresses both axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification. Astigmatism is also corrected with an aspherical lens, achieving high resolving performance. Adoption of a double focus system suppresses fluctuation of aberration even at close distances, which results in high descriptive performance from the centre to the corners over the entire zoom range despite its large aperture.

Covering from 70mm to 200mm by itself, the use of a teleconverter allows maximum 280mm (1.4x, with DMW-STC14) and 400mm (2x, with DMW-STC20) super-telephoto shooting*1, with maximum 480 fps focus control for high-speed, high-precision autofocus. The O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser) in the lens complies with the camera’s Body I.S. and the 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2*2 makes it possible to use a 7-stop slower shutter speed*3. Adoption of a focus clutch mechanism enables instant AF/MF switching and accurate manual focusing.

The constant F2.8 large aperture provides smooth defocus gradation from the focus peak to the neighbouring area of the image to achieve a beautiful bokeh effect as well as a rich perspective. The LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 O.I.S. also excels in video recording performance with a mechanism that suppresses focus breathing, which was a fatal problem in all interchangeable lenses designed for still image photography.

The rugged dust/splash-resistant*4 design withstands use under harsh conditions even at 10 degrees below zero for high mobility. The filter size is 82 mm, with an 11-blade circular aperture diaphragm.


 

LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 (S-R1635)

The LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 (S-R1635) is a versatile wide zoom lens that provides high-resolution images despite its compact, lightweight profile. It boasts high descriptive performance in both photo shooting and video recording.

Comprising 12 elements in 9 groups, the use of 3 aspherical lenses, an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens and a UHR (Ultra-High Refractive Index) lens and the optimum alignment achieves high MTF performance despite its compact size and lightweight. It boasts stunningly high resolution toward the corners even at wide open as well as a beautiful bokeh, suppressing double line bokeh and vignetting.

For the AF actuator, a double-magnet linear motor is integrated. It features high power despite its small size, achieving a maximum 480 fps high-speed sensor drive. This realizes fast, high-precision AF to ensure that photo opportunities are never missed. Adoption of a focus clutch mechanism enables instant AF/MF switching and accurate manual focusing. The LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 also excels in video recording performance with a mechanism that suppresses focus breathing, which was a fatal problem in all interchangeable lenses designed for still image photography.

The rugged dust/splash-resistant*4 design withstands use under harsh conditions even at 10 degrees below zero for high mobility. The filter size is 77 mm, with a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm.

 

*1 Use of the tele converter reduces the effective aperture by one f/stop (DMW-STC14) or two f/stops DMW-STC20)

*2 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2 can be used with the camera LUMIX S1R, S1 and S1H, as of November 6, 2019.

*3 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=200mm, when LUMIX S1R/S1/S1H is used.]

*4 Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this lens is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.

 

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