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Panasonic Lumix S PRO 50mm f/1.4 Lens

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Panasonic Lumix S PRO 50mm f/1.4 Lens
Key Features
  • L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
Combining impressive speed and optics, the Panasonic Lumix S PRO 50mm f/1.4 is a sophisticated normal-length prime for L-mount mirrorless cameras. Characterized by its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, this lens excels in low-light conditions and also affords improved control over depth of field for isolating subject matter. The optical design incorporates a pair of aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements, which reduce both spherical and chromatic aberrations for high sharpness and clarity throughout the aperture range. Complementing the optics is a unique double focus system, which utilizes both a linear motor and a stepping motor, to provide especially fast and precise focusing performance. Additionally, a rounded 11-blade diaphragm helps to achieve smooth, pleasing bokeh and the lens also sports a weather-sealed design for working in harsh conditions.
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Panasonic Lumix S PRO 50mm f/1.4 Overview

Combining impressive speed and optics, the Panasonic Lumix S PRO 50mm f/1.4 is a sophisticated normal-length prime for L-mount mirrorless cameras. Characterized by its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, this lens excels in low-light conditions and also affords improved control over depth of field for isolating subject matter. The optical design incorporates a pair of aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements, which reduce both spherical and chromatic aberrations for high sharpness and clarity throughout the aperture range. Complementing the optics is a unique double focus system, which utilizes both a linear motor and a stepping motor, to provide especially fast and precise focusing performance. Additionally, a rounded 11-blade diaphragm helps to achieve smooth, pleasing bokeh and the lens also sports a weather-sealed design for working in harsh conditions.

Prime normal-length lens is designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras, however it can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 75mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.4 maximum aperture is well-suited for working in low-light conditions and also provides greater control over the focus position when using shallow depth of field techniques.
Two aspherical elements help to minimize distortions and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to maintain edge-to-edge sharpness and illumination.
Three extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing in order to produce a high degree of clarity and color accuracy.
A double focus system employs both a linear motor and a stepping motor to deliver impressively fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance.
Manual focus clutch allows you to simply push or pull the focusing range to quickly switch between AF and MF focusing modes.
Splash, dust, and freezeproof design benefits working in inclement weather conditions down to -14°F.
Rounded 11-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 885170357808

Panasonic Lumix S PRO 50mm f/1.4 Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
50mm
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Lens Mount
Leica L
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
77 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Leica L
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
47°
Minimum Focus Distance
1.44' / 44 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.15x
Optical Design
13 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
11, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.54 x 5.12" / 90 x 130 mm
Weight
2.1 lb / 955 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.33 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.1 x 5.7 x 5.5"

Panasonic Lumix S PRO 50mm f/1.4 Reviews

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Is there a tripod mount for this lens? How to ...

Is there a tripod mount for this lens? How to support this on a tripod to relieve the stress of its weight on the camera lens mount? Just letting it hang off the camera, with only the camera body attached to the tripod would seem to weaken the lens mount, especially over time.
Asked by: David
Not having tripod support seems to beg the question as to why it exists for their S Pro 70-200 f/4 lens, which weighs about the same (and also has optical stabilization). Either that zoom lens doesn't really need tripod support, or else this S Pro 50 lens really does need it. After handling both lenses, I am of the opinion that the S Pro 50 should really have had an option for lens support, especially for smaller bodies like the Sigma fp. So, I do not recommend this lens for use with the Sigma fp bodies because of this. On much larger bodies, like the Leica SL2s, it is a little better.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2022-09-18

Does it work on Leica TL2?

Does it work on Leica TL2?
Asked by: Weixin
Yes the Panasonic Lumix S PRO 50mm f/1.4 Lens is compatible with the Leica TL2 camera.
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2023-01-16

Is it made of metal or plastic?

Is it made of metal or plastic?
Asked by: Francisco
The Panasonic Lumix S PRO 50mm f/1.4 Lens is manufactured from magnesium alloy metal.
Answered by: Manzell L
Date published: 2023-01-16

Is the lens made in Japan?

Is the lens made in Japan?
Asked by: Radomir
It says "Made in China" on the lens, next to the serial no.
Answered by: Gustav
Date published: 2023-11-01

Is the focus breathing of this lens minimal or ...

Is the focus breathing of this lens minimal or substantial, when racking focus between subjects?
Asked by: Steven
I find focus breathing to be minimal to non-existent.
Answered by: Ronald
Date published: 2021-11-05

What is the point of this lens? Wouldn't it make ...

What is the point of this lens? Wouldn't it make sense for it to be f1.2 or even f1.0 for the price?
Asked by: Elliot
compering to other 50mm 1.4, this lens has Optical Design 13 Elements in 11 Groups vs (nikon 50mm 1.4 ) 8 Elements in 7 Groups vs ( canon ef 50mm 1.2 ) 8 Elements in 6 Groups , Diaphragm Blades 11, Rounded , vs 9, Rounded , vs 8, Rounded that what makes this lens so good
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2023-01-16

I'm intrigued by many raving reviews on the image ...

I'm intrigued by many raving reviews on the image quality this lens can produce. I noted that the official description stated improved auto focus performance. I wonder if the statement applicable to continuous autofocus for video. Particularly on S5, S1, S1H bodies, and compared to Lumix 50mm/f1.8 lens? If the solid improvement exists, many will opt for getting this lens, for this reason alone.
Asked by: Erik
The Panasonic Lumix S PRO 50mm f/1.4 Lens has two focus motors - linear and stepping - which allow it to achieve fast focusing for both still photography and video recording usage needs and would have substantial performance increase in comparison to the Panasonic Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 Lens.
Answered by: Manzell L
Date published: 2022-10-28

Does it work on Leica TL2 ?

Does it work on Leica TL2 ?
Asked by: Weixin
Yes it does
Answered by: christine
Date published: 2019-09-26
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