Panasonic LUMIX S 85mm F1.8 for £599.99

November 4, 2020 | Mark Goldstein | Lenses | Comment |

The Panasonic S 85mm F1.8 is a new compact, lightweight prime lens for its full frame S Series cameras.

In addition, Panasonic have revealed that 24mm, 35mm and 50mm F1.8 lenses will also be coming in the near future.

These four F1.8 lenses will be the same size, have identically placed controls, and use the same filter size.

The Panasonic S 85mm F1.8 will be available from the end of November 2020 priced at £599.99 / €679.99.

Panasonic UK Press Release

Panasonic introduces new compact, lightweight LUMIX S 85mm F1.8 lens for its full frame S Series cameras

4th November 2020 - Panasonic is pleased to introduce a new large-aperture medium-telephoto fixed focal length lens, the LUMIX S 85mm F1.8 (S-S85).

Based on the L-Mount system for LUMIX S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras, the 85mm F1.8 is the first out of four F1.8 large-aperture lenses Panasonic has announced it will be releasing. These four F1.8 lenses feature common size and position of control parts to provide practical advantage in use. The same filters can also be used due to identical diameters.

Comprising 9 elements in 8 groups, the use of 2 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses effectively suppress both axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification. Panasonic S Series lenses pursue the beauty of bokeh and the LUMIX S 85mm F1.8 provides smooth defocus gradation from the focus peak to the neighbouring area of the image as well as smooth, round bokeh of point light source without vignetting. The LUMIX S 85mm F1.8 also excels in video recording performance with a mechanism that suppresses focus breathing. The filter diameter is 67 mm, with a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm.

With its compact 355g (approx.) of light weight, the LUMIX S 85mm F1.8 is incredibly flexible. The rugged dust/splash-resistant* design withstands use under harsh conditions even at 10 degrees below zero.

The LUMIX S 85mm F1.8 will be available from the end November at RRP £599.99 (€679.99 Ireland).

In addition to the four planned F1.8 large-aperture lenses, A 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens is also under development to further enhance LUMIX S Series lens line-up. Panasonic and L-Mount system alliance are committed to the development of L-Mount lenses for the further expansion of its line-up to fulfil the needs of customers.

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

• L-Mount is a trademark or registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

• Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Specifications

Lens Construction 9 elements in 8 groups (2 ED lenses)
Mount L-Mount
Optical Image Stabilizer No
Focal Length f=85mm
Aperture Type 9 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Maximum Aperture F1.8
Minimum Aperture F22
Closest Focusing Distance 0.8m/2.62ft
Maximum Magnification 0.13x
Diagonal Angle of View 29°
Dust and Splash Resistant Yes*
Recommended Operating Temperature -10oC to 40oC (14oF to 104oF)
Filter Size φ67mm
Max. Diameter φ73.6mm / 2.90inch
Overall Length Approx. 82.0mm / 3.23inch (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
Weight Approx. 355g / 12.52oz (excluding lens cap, lens rear cap and lens hood)
Standard Accessories Lens cap, Lens rear cap, Lens hood
*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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