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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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Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 Lens with UV Filter Kit 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 77mm 95-UVAT UV Filter

The 77mm 95-UVAT UV Filter is one of Chiaro’s highly-rated protective UV filters with 95% light transmission. It’s useful for photographers of all levels who demand high-quality glass and other essential features for great image fidelity and construction.

To achieve 95% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished optical glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. A hard-anodized aluminum filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it’s thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses.

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 you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.

95% Light Transmission
Protect your lens while maintaining optical quality. By using highly-polished optical glass, Chiaro offers a 95% transmission rate. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.
Polished Optical Glass
Highly-polished glass is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The optical glass in this Chiaro filter is polished for flatness that ensures great optical clarity.
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 Knurling
Top knurling is designed to offer a firm grip on the filter when you're attaching or removing it.
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: 847628593909

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

Key Specs
Focal Length
16 to 35mm
Maximum Aperture
Lens Mount
Leica L
Lens Format Coverage
Focus Type
Image Stabilization
Filter Size
77 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Lens Mount
Leica L
Lens Format Coverage
Angle of View
107° to 63°
Minimum Focus Distance
9.84" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification
Optical Design
12 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Image Stabilization
Filter Size
77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.35 x 3.92" / 85 x 99.6 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
4.25" / 107.9 mm
1.1 lb / 500 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.27 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.7 x 5.7 x 5.5"

Chiaro 77mm 95-UVAT UV Filter Specs

Filter Type
Filter Factor
1x (0-Stop)
Circular Size
77 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet
77 mm
Physical Features
Filter Thickness
0.13" / 3.2 mm
Filter Material
Ring Material
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.75 x 3.65 x 0.85"

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

Great Lens But Wish There Were More Options for my S5II

By james
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-07-25

I recently upgraded to the S5II from the GH6 and before that many GH Cameras in the m43 world. For what I do wide angle lenses like the 10-25mm f1.7 and 8-18mm f2.8-4mm were excellent for what I needed in my small office/studio. There are a lot of other options from Panasonic and others in wider range as well. With L-Mount there are only 2 options that work for me. This and the Sigma 16-28mm f2.8. Going from m43 to full frame I really wanted to experience working with a shallow depth of field but I need the full range of the 16-35mm lens for what I do. F4 in full frame is pretty nice compared to m43 in terms of shallow depth of field but it's a far cry from competitors that often have 16-35mm f2.8's. It's about the same or even a little less than my 10-25mm f1.7 in m43. I really wanted to go with the Sigma 16-28mm f2.8mm but need the extra 7mm and also need the splash/dust/freeze proof construction of the Panasonic. Having a lens that can't handle cold weather scare's me. So basically this was my only option. This lens is excellent for an f4. It is super sharp and pretty compact. I just wish Panasonic had done this in an f2.8. Especially when I'm using it at 24mm-35mm. Or this shouldn't be in the Pro line and they should be releasing an f2.8. I could even live with a Pro version of the 20-60mm kit lens but with f2.8 or 20-50mm or something funky like18-40mm. If I want a shallow depth of field I'd have to get 3 Primes (18mm, 24mm & 35mm) at a $2400 price tag and loose all the range of the 16-35. Or get the 16-28mm but then keep the 16-35mm for winter and when the weather is bad. So bottom line is I wish there was one lens like with Sony and Panasonic m43 that could do it all. For a minute I tried the Sony A7iv and 16-35mm f2.8 but it overheated all the time. Then I tried the A7SIII. Overheating was less of an issue (still there though) but I really missed the easy grading and all the video features of the Panasonic's (like 180 degree shutter) so I switched back. I don't regret getting the S5ii and don't want to go back to m43. Full Frame is pretty amazing and so is the S5ii's autofocus. It's the best camera I've ever owned and because of all that camera can do for me I'll deal with this lens. I just hope Panasonic and Sigma keep cranking out more lenses so eventually I can upgrade to something like their competitors have.

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 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.

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.

Amazing Lens, just not the right fit.

By Cindy
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-05-25

I recently bought this lens to couple my new Lumix S5mkii. I thought a wide angle would be great, but I found that it's not very versatile. You can punch into about 50mm with apsc mode, but you loose the full frame advantages. I'm opting to send this back in exchange for a 24-70 2.8. However, I strongly recommend this lens to anyone looking into real estate, or other wide angle appropriate shoots. It feels that it was built very well, and its image is nice and sharp. Overall, this is a great lens, just not the right fit for me.

Wish They Had a 2.8 But Can't Fault This F4.

By james
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-22

I'm no camera expert but I've been using Panasonic micro 4/3 cameras for a long time for my work that requires me to film decent vids. All were pretty great but I always wanted real autofocus and all the great things that come with a full frame sensor. With the S5II is looks like I will finally get everything I need for the video work I do with minimal compromises. I'll even get a solid camera for when I take photos for fun. While waiting for the S5II to arrive I rented an S5 to test the16-35mm f4 that I bought for it. I was hoping the S5II with the 16-35mm would be the only lens I need as the zoom range and constant aperture is perfect for my small studio. I have to bump the ISO up higher than I would like to get the right exposure with f4. I also found that the S5's dual native ISO isn't as good at the high end so bumping it up isn't as clean as the native. I heard that the dual native ISO is better with the S5II vs. the S5 so this might not be an issue anymore but I might have to get a brighter light which could be costly. I can't really fault this lens for all this though. I tested the A7 IV and A7 SIII with the Sony 16-35mm f2.8. That had the light and zoom range I needed. However the A7 IV overheated all the time. The A7S III was better but I didn't totally trust it to film all day after the A7 IV issues which I often need to do. Neither Sony had all the cool vid features I'm used to with Panasonic and it was harder to color grade. I kept making mistakes I wouldn't with Panasonic like when I had Angle/ISO and better monitor support, easier customization etc. Other than great autofocus everything was more difficult. I realized that for me, Panasonic is the way to go for video. I'm also partial to their image quality/color science now after being exposed to it daily for 7+ years now. I love how the 16-35mm Pro with the S5 vs. my GH6 and 10-25mm f1.7 is soo much smaller and lighter. I also have a much better zoom range for what I need as the 10-25 m43 wasn't wide enough and I had to buy a 9mm f1.7 to get what I needed in my small studio. The vids 4k vs. 4k have much more detail with the S5/16-35mm vs. my GH6/9mm/10-25mm combo. It also is much sharper than the 20-60mm Kit lens I rented too. The zoom ring was smoother too. I hope Panasonic quickly adds more lenses to their line. The autofocus tests with Sigma L-Mounts and the S5II look promising. I would love to see something like a Sigma 18-35 because the 14-24 and 16-28mm f2.8's just don't have the zoom range I need. Coming from all the native glass options with M43 to L-Mount is going to be a little more challenging but because Panasonic made the S5II with almost everything I want from a vid camera I'll semi-patiently wait for them to fill out the line.

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I just received this lens and noticed a floating ...

I just received this lens and noticed a floating element that moves when I turn the lens end over end. Is this normal, like the focusing elements are free to move until the lens is mounted and camera is powered on?
Asked by: Efrem
While different manufacturers employ different mechanisms for various reasons within their lens (autofocus motors, image stabilization, etc), I believe in this case what you're seeing is part of their double-magnet linear motor AF system. It would most likely also be something that would only activate when the lens is powered.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-09-01

Does this lens work on leica SL? Someone say ...

Does this lens work on leica SL? Someone say after few weeks this lens turn default to MF in leica SL, CL.
Asked by: Thang
With a firmware update, this lens should work perfectly on the SL. Just make sure the manual focus clutch is not enabled if you want to use autofocus.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2021-09-01

where is the lens made?

where is the lens made?
Asked by: Simon
The items country of origin is China.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2021-12-15

What is the primary difference between this and ...

What is the primary difference between this and the "non-pro" lenses. Is the glass the same, but different ring controls?
Asked by: Jason
The Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 Lens would be the only 16-35mm lens designed for the Leica L-mount lens mount. The closest lens options to the above lens would be the Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens for Leica L, B&H # SI142428L, or the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Leica L, B&H # SI185028DCLM. The main difference between the above lens is the Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens for Leica L would be wider and would be twice as bright as it has a constant f/2.8 aperture. Both the Panasonic and Sigma lens are considered professional lenses from the respective manufacturers. The Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Leica L would be a more economically-priced lens. It has a brighter aperture with a constant f/2.8 aperture and it has a longer optical zoom range, but the optical image quality would not quite be on par as the image quality from the professional lens options listed above. Build quality and optical performance would be main differences between "professional" lenses and standard or entry-level lenses.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2022-03-27

Is this fully compatible with the DJI RS2 Gimbal?

Is this fully compatible with the DJI RS2 Gimbal?
Asked by: Jason
To be able to answer the question, we would need additional information, please contact Panasonic Support for assistance.
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2022-08-30

Does this lens expand when zooming or is it ...

Does this lens expand when zooming or is it internal?
Asked by: jacob
Hello, Jacob! The lens expands slightly. -M
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2022-12-10

Does this lens have a static rear lens element at ...

Does this lens have a static rear lens element at the mount for better weather sealing?
Asked by: Michael
Hi Michael. The rear lens is static, it does not move. -G
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2022-11-21
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