As the latest addition to Panasonic’s line of f1.8 fixed focal length lenses, this 18mm lens brings an ultra-wide angle of view to the LUMIX S Series for L-Mount systems. Despite its compact size, this lens offers industry-leading optical performance, boasting an advanced lens construction, high-speed autofocusing, and video optimisation to provide an incredibly flexible option for hybrid shooters.
Panasonic LUMIX S 18mm f1.8 Lens Key Features:
- Fifth Lens in Panasonic’s f1.8 fixed focal length series
- Ultra-wide-angle 18mm lens fits more in the frame
- High-speed, high-precision and silent autofocussing
- Get close with an 18cm minimum focusing distance
- 0.2x maximum magnification for creative results
- Premium construction with 13 elements in 12 groups
- Includes 3 ASPH, 1 UED, 3 ED and 1 UHR elements
- Focus ring for intuitive and accurate focus control
- 9-blade aperture diaphragm for circular bokeh
- Focus breathing suppression for more polished video
- Smooth exposure changes by micro-step aperture control
- Portable and lightweight with a superb build quality
- Splash and dust-resistant for extra protection and durability
- -10℃ to 40℃ recommended operating temperature
Expanded Panasonic LUMIX S 18mm f1.8 Lens Key Features:
As the latest addition to Panasonic’s line of f1.8 fixed focal length lenses, this 18mm lens has been designed in line with its 85mm (S-S85), 50mm (S-S50), 35mm (S-S35) and 24mm (S-S24) counterparts. Not only does this lens benefit from the same uniformed size, but it also maintains the same position for the controls to provide a near identical centre of gravity. This is perfect for those needing quicker lens changes when their camera is mounted to a gimbal. As a result, Panasonic’s 18mm seamlessly integrates into the LUMIX S series to create a comprehensive set of lenses ready to tackle every shooting scenario.
Premium Optical Performance
Whilst this 18mm lens offers an extremely wide angle of view suitable for landscape, astro and architectural photography, its 18cm minimum focusing distance also lends itself well to close-range shots. This provides users with a unique sense of scale for some really creative portraiture. Combined with a wide, bright and fast f1.8 maximum aperture and a state-of-the-art build featuring 3 aspherical, 3 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion), 1 UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) and 1 UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) elements, this Panasonic lens eradicates aberrations with ease for incredibly high-resolution results.
Optimised for Video
Thanks to Panasonic’s high-speed linear motor, this 18mm lens has impressive autofocusing capabilities that work smoothly and silently, reading the sensor at a maximum of 240 frames per second. This is perfect for tracking fast-moving subjects with precision whether you’re shooting wildlife, pets or even sport.
Further reinforcing this lens as the perfect option for video is its ability to suppress focus breathing. This impressive mechanism achieves beautifully smooth videos that shift focus without changing the angle of view. Together with micro-step iris control for smooth exposure changes, this is an incredibly flexible lens that is fully optimised for hybrid shooters.
What’s in the box?
- 1 x Panasonic LUMIX S 18mm f1.8 Lens
- 1 x Lens Hood
- 1 x Front Lens Cap
- 1 x Rear Lens Cap
Panasonic LUMIX S 18mm f1.8 Lens Product Video:
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Can I attach filters to this lens?
Yes. The Panasonic LUMIX S 18mm f1.8 Lens lens has a 67mm filter thread for attaching all kinds of optional filters, polarisers and other accessories.
How much does this lens weigh?
The Panasonic LUMIX S 18mm f1.8 Lens lens boasts an impressively compact and lightweight design for easy storage and improved portability. This lens measures approximately 82mm in length and weighs only 340g.
Can I use this lens outdoors?
Yes. In line with the LUMIX S series of lenses, this 18mm lens benefits from the same Splash, dust and freeze-resistant construction. This allows photographers and videographers to take this lens out on location without fear of overt wear and tear. However, please note that dust and splash resistance does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this lens is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.
How does the manual focusing function work?
Manual focusing is controlled using the focus ring. For non-linear adjustments, the focus is shifted by a variable amount according to the speed of rotation. Linear adjustment, on the other hand, shifts the focus by a specific amount according to the angle of rotation. The degree of focus shift in relation to the angle of rotation can be selected from 90 to 360 degrees in 30-degree increments.
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