A New 35mm Wide-Angle Fixed Focal Length Lens with F1.8 Large Aperture
Compact, Lightweight LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 (SS35) for the LUMIX S Series
Panasonic is pleased to introduce a new large-aperture wide fixed focal length lens, the LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 (SS35), as the latest addition to the Full Frame L-Mount family. There are now a total of four F1.8 fixed focal length lenses from the LUMIX S Series including 85mm(SS85), 50mm(SS50), 24mm(SS24) and the new 35mm(SS35). These lenses feature a common size and position of control parts to provide practical advantages in use. The center of gravity of these lenses is almost the same so that it is easy to exchange lenses quickly with minimum balance adjustment when the camera is on a gimbal. Common filters can also be used, as they have the same diameter.
The LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 is comprised of eleven lens elements in nine groups, including three aspherical lenses and three ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses. The use of three aspherical lenses realizes both high quality performance and beautiful bokeh, which are common advantages to the series of all Lumix F1.8 lenses. The ED lenses effectively suppress chromatic aberration. It is suitable for versatile situations including landscapes and snapshots, which take advantage of the natural angle of view as well as portraits. It can also be used for close-up shots thanks to the minimum focusing distance of 0.24m.
The LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 is capable of smooth, silent operation to work with the camera’s high-speed, high-precision contrast AF system with the sensor drive at max.240 fps. For the non-linear setting, focus is shifted by a variable amount according to the rotation speed of the focus ring while focus is shifted with a designated amount according to the rotational quantum of the focus ring for the linear setting. Sensitivity (the amount of focus shift per rotational quantum) can be selected from 90 to 360 degrees, by 30 degree increments, to enable intended focus operation. The LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 also excels in video recording performance with a mechanism that suppresses focus breathing, which was a fatal problem of all interchangeable lenses designed for still image photography. Together with a micro-step aperture control for smooth exposure change, professional quality video can be recorded.
With its compact size and light weight of approximately 295g, the LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 features excellent mobility to pair with the S5, LUMIX’s smallest full-frame model. The rugged dust/splash-resistant*1 design withstands use under harsh conditions even at 10 degrees below zero. The filter diameter is 67 mm, with a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm.
To further strengthen the S-Series lens system, development is underway for a new 18 mm ultra-wide angle fixed focal length lens with F1.8 large aperture. Alongside the development of new lenses, firmware update programs*2 are also available for the conventional SR70200, SE70200, SR70300 and SR24105 lenses to improve the operability of the Image Stabilizer during video recording. In addition, image stabilization performance of Dual I.S. 2 has been increased from 6.5 stops to 7.5 stops*3 for photo shoots when the SR24105 is mounted on the LUMIX S1H, S1R or S1.
Panasonic and the L-Mount system alliance is committed to further expansion of the L-Mount lens lineup, as well as the enhancement of performance, to fulfill the needs and maximize satisfaction of our customers.
*1 Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this lens is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.
*2 Firmware update programs for SR70200(Ver.1.2), SE70200(Ver.1.1), SR70300(Ver.1.1) and SR24105(Ver.1.2) are available at https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/index4.html
*3 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=105mm.] Performance is guaranteed when the SR24105 is mounted on the LUMIX S1H, S1R or S1, as of November 9, 2021.
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• Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.