Panasonic Lumix S 35mm F1.8 Review

November 9, 2021 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

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Although Panasonic has four zoom lenses that cover the focal length, the Lumix S 35mm F1.8 is the company’s first 35mm prime lens for its L-mount full-frame cameras. It’s possible that Panasonic was initially happy to leave Leica to cover the focal length with the 35mm f/2 APO-Summicron-SL Asph, but as its costs £3,900, there must be many L-mount photographers who are pleased to see the Lumix S 35mm F1.8 arrive at £579. Read on to see how it shapes up.
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Some lenses are meant to add extra creative flare and others are meant to simply capture the scene as is. The Panasonic 35mm f1.8 S falls in the latter category. The 35mm focal length is a favorite for storytelling. Panasonic mixes that focal length with a weather-sealed and lightweight design that allows photographers to immerse themselves in the story. With this lens, the suppressed flare and minimal distortion help tell it like it is, rather than adding extra character.
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