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Panasonic launches two L-Mount lenses for Lumix S series

The LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 O.I.S. (S-E70200)

Panasonic announced two new interchangeable lenses based on the L-Mount system for the LUMIX S series mirrorless cameras. The LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 O.I.S. (S-E70200) is a large-aperture telephoto zoom lens that boasts high descriptive performance across the entire zoom range. The LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 (S-R1635) is a versatile wide zoom lens providing high-resolution images and a beautiful bokeh despite its compact, light-weight profile, the company says.

Designed and developed for professional field shooting, the LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 O.I.S. (S-E70200) uses  two Ultra Extra-low Dispersion (ULED) lenses,  three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) lenses and optimum alignment comprising 22 elements in 17 groups, effectively suppressing both axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification, the company said. Astigmatism is also corrected with an aspherical lens, achieving high resolving performance. Adoption of a double focus system suppresses fluctuation of aberration even at close distances, which results in high descriptive performance from the center to the corners over the entire zoom range despite its large aperture.

The LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 (S-R1635) is a versatile wide zoom lens boasting high descriptive performance in both photo shooting and video recording, according to Panasonic. Comprising 12 elements in 9 groups, the use of three aspherical lenses, an ED  lens and an Ultra-High Refractive Index (UHR) lens and the optimum alignment achieves high MTF performance despite its compact size and lightweight, according to the press release.

Both lenses will be at retail in January. The LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 will available for $1,499 and the LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 is $2,599.

Panasonic added the company is committed to designing and to developing 11 or more lenses with the emphasis on the “LUMIX S PRO” class by March 2021. Currently, more than 46 interchangeable L-Mount lenses are available or will be available from Panasonic, Leica Camera AG and Sigma, opening up a virtually limitless spectrum of new creative possibilities.

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