Panasonic announces compact LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 (S-S35)

LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 lens

Panasonic introduced a new large-aperture wide fixed focal length lens, the LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 (S-S35), as the fourth addition to the series of four F1.8 large-aperture lenses based on the L-Mount system. A total of four F1.8 fixed focal length lenses from the LUMIX S Series including 85mm(S-S85), 50mm(S-S50), 24mm(S-S24), and the new 35mm(S-S35) lens feature a common size and position of control parts to provide practical advantages in use.

The LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 (S-S35) will be available at the end of November for $699.99.

The LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 is comprised of 11 lens elements in nine groups including three aspherical lenses and three ED lenses. The LUMIX S 35mm F1.8is suitable for versatile situations including landscapes, snapshots and portraits, the company said. Minimum focusing distance of 0.24m also produces high-quality close-ups.

The company also said it is developing an 18mm ultra wide-angle fixed focal length lens with an F1.8 large aperture.