Panasonic introduced a large-aperture wide fixed focal length lens, the LUMIX S 24mm F1.8 (S-S24), as the third addition to the series of four F1.8 large-aperture lenses based on the L-Mount system standard. The LUMIX S 24mm F1.8 (S-S24) will be available in mid-October for $899.99.
The LUMIX S 24mm F1.8 is comprised of 12 lens elements in 11 groups including three aspherical lenses, three ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses, and one UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lens. The use of three aspherical lenses realizes both high descriptive performance and beautiful bokeh, which are common advantages to the series of all F1.8 lenses. It is suitable for versatile situations ranging from landscapes to snapshots, taking advantage of the wide-angle of view.
The LUMIX S 24mm F1.8 is approximately 310g compact size and has a rugged dust/splash-resistant design withstanding use under harsh conditions at 10 degrees below zero (14 degrees Fahrenheit). The filter diameter is 67 mm, with a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm.