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Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 Lens with UV Filter Kit

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Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 Lens with UV Filter Kit
Key Features
  • L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • One ED Element, One UHR Element
Complementing the lens itself, the Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the wide-angle zoom with a 77mm UV filter.
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Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 Overview

Complementing the lens itself, the Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the wide-angle zoom with a 77mm UV filter.

Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 Lens

A staple of wide-angle versatility, the Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 from Panasonic is an L-mount wide zoom featuring an f/4 constant maximum aperture. An optimized optical design incorporates a series of aspherical, low dispersion, and high refractive index elements, to control a variety of aberrations, color fringing, and distortion for sharp, clear, well-corrected imagery throughout the zoom range. Complementing the optics is a unique double-magnet linear motor focus system, which provides high-speed response and power while remaining compact in size. The lens also sports a rounded nine-blade diaphragm, which contributes to the quality of bokeh, and a weather-sealed construction to suit working in a variety of weather conditions.

Wide-angle zoom is designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 24-52.5mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/4 maximum aperture maintains consistent illumination throughout the zoom range.
Three aspherical elements and one ultra-high refractive index element help to minimize distortions and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to maintain edge-to-edge sharpness and illumination.
One extra-low dispersion element greatly reduces chromatic aberrations and color fringing in order to produce a high degree of clarity and color accuracy.
The autofocus focus system employs both a double-magnet linear motor to deliver impressively fast and precise focusing performance while remaining compact. A focus clutch mechanism has also been incorporated, which allows for near-instant AF/MF switching.
Splash, dust, and freezeproof design benefits working in inclement weather conditions down to -14°F.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 885170371750

Chiaro Pro 77mm 98-UVATS UV Filter

The Pro 77mm 98-UVATS UV Filter is one of Chiaro’s highest-rated protective UV filters with 98% light transmission. It’s ideal for photographers of all levels who demand high-quality glass and other essential features for excellent image fidelity and construction.

To achieve 98% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished optical glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. A scratch-resistant coating minimizes scratching of the glass and helps assure that water, oil, dust, and fingerprints are removed with a gentle wipe. Its hard-anodized aluminum filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it is thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses. Side knurling helps assure that you’ll have a firm grip when attaching or removing your filter.

Image quality is what matters most at Chiaro. The company has tested and combined many features and essentials to achieve superior image quality and the highest light transmission. To help take the confusion out of selecting a filter, Chiaro prominently displays the light transmission levels so that you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.

98% Light Transmission

Protecting your lens doesn't mean you have to lose optical quality. By using highly-polished optical glass and advanced coatings, Chiaro offers a 98% transmission rate, which is an excellent transmission rate for glass. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.

Resistance Coating

The layers of advanced resistance coating on the filter are designed to resist moderate scratches, and allow you to easily clean your filter. Water beads up and rolls off your filter, and oil and fingerprints can come off with a gentle wipe. Dust and debris won't adhere to the filter and can be removed with a puff of air.

Polished Optical Glass

Glass that's polished to perfection is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The optical glass in this Chiaro filter is highly-polished for flatness that ensures excellent optical clarity.

Multi-Coating

Multi-coating enhances light transmission to the demanding level set for all Chiaro filters. It reduces unwanted internal reflections and ghosting that can compromise your images.

UV Protection

The filter blocks UV light and reduces the bluish cast of daylight that can affect color accuracy, especially at higher altitudes.

Hard Anodized Aluminum Construction

The process of hard anodizing toughens and strengthens the aluminum for a lightweight yet durable filter ring.

Slim Design

Measuring only 3.2mm, this filter is slim enough to use on wide-angle lenses without experiencing vignetting.

Top and Side Knurling

In addition to top knurling, Chiaro added side knurling to better grip the filter when you're attaching and removing it, or when you're stacking filters.

Secure Attachment

It takes two full turns to mount the filter on your lens. This feature will securely hold your Chiaro filter through the most demanding photo shoots.

Front Threads

The front threads on the filter allow you to stack filters by screwing them onto your Chiaro filter.
UPC: 847628593527

Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 Lens Specs

Focal Length16 to 35mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountLeica L
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View107° to 63°
Minimum Focus Distance9.84" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification0.23x
Optical Design12 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.35 x 3.92" / 85 x 99.6 mm
Length at Maximum Extension4.25" / 107.9 mm
Weight1.1 lb / 500 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.245 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.2 x 5.6 x 5.5"

Chiaro Pro 77mm 98-UVATS UV Filter Specs

Filter TypeUV
Filter Factor1x (0-Stop)
Circular Size77 mm Filter Thread
RotatingNo
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet77 mm
CoatingsMulti-Coating
Physical FeaturesSlim
Filter Thickness0.13" / 3.2 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
KnurlingSide, Top
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.7 x 3.7 x 0.8"

Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 Reviews

Very Good Wide Angle Zoom

By Clinton
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-31

The Lumix S Pro 16-35 f/4 lens matches up well with the Leica SL2. The color and detail on images are great. It's size and weight make easy to travel with.

Great Ultra-Wide Zoom for L Mount Cameras

By Chuck
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-15

I'm a Leica SL2-S and SL user. I have some Leica SL lenses but buying all of them is prohibitively expensive even for a high income owner. Another aspect is size - my Leica SL 24-90 is HUGE. Most all the SL lenses are, with the weight to match. I love ultra wides, but when I looked at the Leica 16-35, it was not a great prospect to envision carrying both the 24-90 and 16-35. Soooo, I looked at alternatives (Sigma 16-24 f/2.8 and the Panasonic 16-35 f.4.0). After holding both, it was clear the Panasonic was smaller, lighter, and handled better in my opinion. It also allows filters with no gymnastics, and is certified by Leica. I thought that was a marketing plot, but what I THINK it actually brings is similar optical performance and rendering to the Leica lenses. The resolution is excellent into the corners (especially at f/5.6 and smaller) and the colors are very much like what i get out of the 24-90 or 35mm SL lenses. The weight is significantly less than the Leica or Sigma and focussing speed is blazing fast. Overall IQ is great, the lens is sealed, and I feel comfortable carrying it with the 24-90 as my kit for travel. Love it and highly recommend it if you are looking for something less bulky compared to the SL lenses, much cheaper, and with similarly excellent performance.

The Usual Lumix Excellence

By Terrie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-05

This lens exceeded my expectations. Paired with my S1R the sharpness, image quality and color rendition is simply stunning. I have used other 16 to 35 lenses none of which were even close to this lens. I have not been disappointed by any of the Lumix products and that trend continues with his lens. Highly recommended.

Very Happy with this lens

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-18

This lens is much lighter than I expected. Nice and sharp through the full range. It is a little pricey for a F 4.0 lens but I love the quality coming out of it. Works great on my S1H for video and photos. Manual focus clutch works well. I'm very happy with it.

As Expected

By Jay
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-09

I’m running the S1 and was looking at the wide angle options. I decided to go with the lumix over the sigma and am happy about my decision. I have only used this lens on one shoot so I can’t give it a 5 star yet, but this lens is performing as expected. I would recommend to anyone looking for a wide angle in the L-Mount series.

Great L-Mount addition

By Emanuele
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-12

Incredibly sharp and unexpectedly very efficient in low light. The lens is a fundamental addition for L-Mount users and makes it a great match with the 24-70 S Pro. Great lens for commercial stuff, real estate photography and useful for short films as well.

Great on my Leica SL2-S

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-03

As soon as I bought this lens I put it on my camera and walked around taking lots of architectural photographs. I was very happy with the results as the photographs are very sharp. It is also a very light lens compared to the competition.

Excellent Ultra-wide Zoom

By Chuck
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-15

The reviews on the lens before I bought it were a mixed bag - some raved about it, a few panned it. I looked at the Sigma and the Leica and both had their own issues. The Sigma is an excellent lens, but i dislike the bulbous front element and it's heavier. The Leica (I am using a Leica SL2) is certainly excellent, predictably very expensive, and extremely well made, but I just couldn't get past the weight/size and of course the cost. The Panasonic is similarly well made (if a bit more plasticky), sealed, lighter and smaller. So I took the plunge on it and it does not disappoint. Colors have pop, contrast is good, and autofocus is very fast on the SL2. Love the focussing ring when i want to focus on my own, and the handling is excellent. A tad of vignetting on the wide end which is not distracting at all and is easily removable in post processing if you desire, and is gone by 5.6 in my experience. Constant f4 is not fast, but for an ultra-wide it's good enough. If your body has IBIS (meaning you're not using an original SL but one of the later bodies from Pany or Leica), it's hand-holdable down to very slow shutter speeds. I don't see any fringing in my pictures, or anything else that detracts from its performance. I don't like the overused word sharpness but this lens indeed resolves very well at all focal lengths. I would absolutely buy this lens again and have no hesitation recommending this over the Leica re: price if you are worried about that comparison. This is truly a pro-grade lens at a decent price point. B&H was the usual on this purchase - fast delivery, great service, easy website to navigate.

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