One of four large-aperture, fixed focal length Panasonic lenses, the LUMIX S 35mm f1.8 offers exceptional image quality and performance. Packed inside this compact lens is an array of premium elements and an intelligent design resulting in professional-level image/video capture. With its rugged dust/splash-resistant build, this lens offers flexibility as well as its image-taking capabilities.
Panasonic LUMIX S 35mm f1.8 Lens Key Features:
- Compact & lightweight design weighing just 259g
- Offers a classic and timeless 35mm focal range
- Designed to excel in both video and still capture
- Wide, bright and fast maximum f1.8 aperture
- The lens comprised of 11 elements in 9 lens groups
- 3 aspherical lenses & 3 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses
- Specialised lenses suppress chromatic aberrations
- Impressively fast, smooth & silent AF performance
- Selectable focus shift sensitivity per rotational quantum
- A close minimum focusing distance of 0.24m
- A rugged dust/splash-resistant construction
Expanded Panasonic LUMIX S 35mm f1.8 Lens Key Features:
The LUMIX S 35mm f1.8 Lens arrives as the fourth addition to Panasonic’s f1.8 prime lens lineup and as such, is equipped with an intricate array of premium glass elements that are arranged into precise groupings. This lens features 11 elements in 9 groups, including the use of three aspherical lenses and three ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses. These specialised lenses are designed to provide high descriptive performance, beautiful bokeh and effectively suppress chromatic aberrations. This is a versatile lens offering a classic and timeless focal range present at the dawn of photography that’s as suited to landscapes as it is portraiture. This lens takes it a step further with a minimum focusing distance of just 0.24m meaning you can capture stunning close-up shots too.
Present across this series of wide aperture lenses is impressive autofocus performance. Like the others, this lens’s AF is super-smooth, precise and has a silent operation working; with your camera’s AF system to provide a maximum 240 fps sensor drive. It has a non-linear setting that allows you to selectively shift focus with variable amounts according to the rotation speed (rotational quantum) of the focus ring. The sensitivity of this can be adjusted from 90 to 360 degrees by 30 degrees to enable intended focus operation.
This lens not only excels with still photography but can offer impressive video performance thanks to an intelligent mechanism that suppresses focus breathing - Something that is inherent in the design of interchangeable lenses designed specifically for stills photography. Combining this feature with the lens’s micro-step aperture control, you’re afforded super-smooth exposure control that in turn results in professional-quality video capture.
Weighing in at a mere 295g, the LUMIX S 35mm f1.8 Lens is incredibly portable and compact in size. It is further tailored to the S5, which stands as the smallest full-frame camera model available from LUMIX. Sharing its size, centre of gravity, and exterior button layout with the 85mm (S-S85), 50mm (S-S50), and 24mm (S-S24) lens systems within this series, it actively encourages a streamlined production workflow, which is especially suited to gimbal users looking to switch lenses on the fly. Other key additions to the exterior design include a 67mm filter diameter and dust and splash resistant coatings. This allows the lens to withstand harsh shooting conditions to include temperatures as low as -10°C!
What’s in the box?
- 1 x Panasonic LUMIX S 35mm f1.8 Lens
- 1 x Lens Cap
- 1 x Lens Rear Cap
- 1 x Lens Hood
Panasonic LUMIX S 35mm f1.8 Lens Product Video:
Panasonic S 35mm f/1.8 prime lens | First look review
How does this lens compare to the previous three fixed focal length, large-aperture f1.8 lenses released to the L-Mount system standards?
This series includes the 85mm (S-S85), 50mm (S-S50), 24mm (S-S24) and now the new 35mm (S-S35). They all feature a common size and exterior control positions to encourage a smooth, precise production workflow when switching between lens systems. To add, the centre of gravity of these lenses is also almost the same, which makes for a more hassle-free process when changing lenses on a gimbal.
Does this lens feature image stabilisation?
This lens does not feature an Optical Image Stabiliser. However, when paired with the likes of Panasonic’s S1H professional mirrorless camera, you’ll be able to capture smooth, shake-free footage.
Is this lens suited to taking high-quality portraits?
As this is a high-end 35mm lens, it is incredibly versatile and well-suited to everything from expansive landscape photography to close-up portrait work.
Is this lens compatible with the Leica Q2 Digital Camera?
The Panasonic LUMIX S 35mm f1.8 Lens is designated as an L-Mount lens, which means that it is compatible with the full range of Leica cameras to include the Leica Q2.
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