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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- L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
- Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
- Two Aspherical Elements
Panasonic Lumix S PRO 50mm f/1.4 Overview
Panasonic Lumix S PRO 50mm f/1.4 Specs
|Lens Mount||Leica L|
|Lens Format Coverage||Full-Frame|
|Angle of View||47°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||1.44' / 44 cm|
|Optical Design||13 Elements in 11 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||11, Rounded|
|Filter Size||77 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||3.54 x 5.12" / 90 x 130 mm|
|Weight||2.1 lb / 955 g|
|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
I have received my 50mm f1.4 as long as my SL2 2 x weeks ago. Since then it has not left my Leica. I haven't even tried the Leica 24-70 mm from the bundle I purchased yet. This 50 mm is heavy yes, but the images I get from it are popping ... and crisp. It focuses fast, even in low light. And with the SL 2 face detect the eyes are in focus when portrait shooting . My keeper rate is much higher than with my Fuji X-H1 with the 50 mm f1.0 combo. I love the colors and contrast I get from the Leica and Panasonic combined. I am extremely pleased with this lens ... this is my first Panasonic experience and I really love it.
The perfect prime.
Wow. Razor sharp from wide open, no coma anywhere, excellent silent autofocus. Manual focus clutch makes it great for video with almost no focus breathing. It's expensive, but this is a lens that has absolutely no faults outside of it's weight. Considering the weight and cost of Zeiss Otus and cinema lenses, this is a great deal.
An Autofocus Otus..Fantastic Image Quality w/High Grade AF
This Lens is the best 50mm 1.4 I have owned in over 40 years of photography. The image quality is superb (acutance, corrections, bokeh, contrast) and the AF is terrific - lightning quick and confident. The overall handling is a pleasure. the lens is not small - but you get what you carry for. On my Panasonic S1R it sings. Highly Recommended.
Hate to use word Perfect.... sometimes you cannot avoid it!
I own all of the S Pro lenses currently available. This 50mm lens, by far surpasses them all, as it should, being a prime lens. What I had hoped for and never expected to see however, is a new level of design and artistic technical perfection that may have only been attained by a few lenses ever manufactured. (Bold statement) .... Probably somewhat classic in advance optical design, and seemingly not compromising in cost, Lumix, I believe, opted to use complex lenses designed and ground from more expensive traditional superb optical glass to produce this lens. Lumix has achieved a truly Perfect lens and in ALL aspects. It exceeds the 100+ great lenses I have owned in past 50 years of shooting 35mm to 8x10 Sinars. Every review you read defining the positive aspects of this lens are true. I am not a spokesmen for Lumix....only a fan of quality in this lens sample.
This is a stunningly good lens. I literally sat before my Retina monitor with my jaw dropped when I saw the first files from this lens on an S1R. The lens draws with magnificent acutance AND dimensionality. It does rely upon a large amount of software correction of distortion, yet the edges and corners still look good. If the heavy weight, and large size and price are manageable for you, it will reward you with files equal to or surpassing the very best nifty fifties out there (it visibly bests the Sony 50mm 1.4 Planar and Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art).
I just got back from spending a week in Tahoe shooting content with this lens. I've shot with high end glass my entire career including Zeiss, Hasselblad, and Phase One and can tell you that this 50mm 1.4 is optically superior to any lens I've ever shot with. The price tag is high, but it's what you pay for optics on this level. The rendering in fine detail is incredible, focus is very fast, manual focus has a really nice feel to it, build quality is crazy high end. It has an 11 bladed aperture and it really comes into play in the bokeh quality which is buttery and beautiful like medium format. The previous best lens I had ever used was the Zeiss 50mm f2 Makro prime and this lens has it beat.
A flawless lens if you can handle the weight.
The cost and weight may put you off, but honestly the optics are flawless. Razor sharp, no CA whatsoever, no breathing for video. Just a fantastic lens with no equal at this price point, and perhaps the best autofocus 50mm aside from Leica.
Beefy and tough
This 50 is probably the best 50 out there as far as toughness and quality with great images quality for photos and video. I feel it's worth the price. It is by far a heavy lens . But still worth what you're are getting..
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