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Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

BH #PA20603556S • MFR #S-R2060
Panasonic
Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
Key Features
  • L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • Three ED Elements, One UHR Element
  • Two Aspherical Elements
A unique zoom covering ultra-wide to short portrait-length fields of view, the Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 is a sleek and versatile lens designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras. The distinct range of focal lengths is also complemented by flexible focusing capabilities, which permit working with subjects as close as 5.9" with a 0.43x magnification for near-macro performance. In terms of optics, the lens incorporates a series of aspherical, high refractive index, and low dispersion elements to control a variety of aberrations and realize a high degree of clarity and sharpness. A fluorine coating has been applied to the front element to reduce smudging and make it easier to clean and then lens also features a weather-sealed design for working in harsh environmental conditions. Additionally, suiting both photo and video applications, a stepping motor is featured, which affords fast, precise, and near-silent autofocus performance.
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Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Overview

A unique zoom covering ultra-wide to short portrait-length fields of view, the Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 is a sleek and versatile lens designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras. The distinct range of focal lengths is also complemented by flexible focusing capabilities, which permit working with subjects as close as 5.9" with a 0.43x magnification for near-macro performance. In terms of optics, the lens incorporates a series of aspherical, high refractive index, and low dispersion elements to control a variety of aberrations and realize a high degree of clarity and sharpness. A fluorine coating has been applied to the front element to reduce smudging and make it easier to clean and then lens also features a weather-sealed design for working in harsh environmental conditions. Additionally, suiting both photo and video applications, a stepping motor is featured, which affords fast, precise, and near-silent autofocus performance.

Wide-to-short telephoto zoom is designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 30-90mm equivalent focal length range.
Two aspherical elements and one ultra high refractive index (UHR) element, 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.
Stepping AF motor delivers quick and quiet focusing performance that benefits both photo and video applications.
Maximum magnification of 0.43x and a minimum focusing distance of 5.9" benefits working with close-up subjects.
AF/MF switch permits quick changing between focusing modes.
Splash, dust, and freezeproof design benefits working in inclement weather conditions down to 14°F.
Fluorine coating has been applied to the front element to prevent dirt and oils from sticking to lens.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 885170427280

Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Specs

Focal Length20 to 60mm
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountLeica L
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View94° to 40°
Minimum Focus Distance5.91" / 15 cm
Maximum Magnification0.43x
Optical Design11 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.05 x 3.43" / 77.4 x 87.2 mm
Length at Maximum Extension4.71" / 119.7 mm
Weight12.35 oz / 350 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.455 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.8 x 4.5 x 4.5"

Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Reviews

Easy lens to master

By Gary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-14

I have used this lens before on a Leica CL. Now using this with an SL2. Wide open this lens is a bit soft everywhere. However stopped down to 7.1 - 9 and everything sharpens up very nicely. At f9 and shooting a little underexposed images have a very nice sharpness with a bonus of very nice contrast. The zoom ring can bind up a little making this lens feel a little too plastic and cheap. However that should not deter one from buying this for use on an SL2 camera. Overall I highly recommend this lens if you don't plan on shooting wide open. Terrific for landscapes. The included photo was take at El Morro Nat'l Monument in New Mexico. Minimal Photoshop processing.

It's just ok...

By James
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-10

Great lens, the 20-60mm if very use full and has great focusing abilities.

Great lens for the Sigma fp

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-23

Not quite the quality feel and look of a Sigma L mount lens, but the usefulness of 20-60mm and compact size and light weight is just a great all round lens for the fp.

Good but noisy

By Siddharth
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-20

This is a great lens if used for outdoor wide angle shots. But indoor, its complete waste. Extremely noisy and slow in terms of autofocus.

VERY good lens on the Leica SL2!

By Roger
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-30

This little lens is wonderful on the Leica SL2! Great travel lens for city touring which is what I bought it for. Also very good near-macro for flowers and insects!

Better than a 'kit' lens

By Dennis
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-23

While the specs may seem like a slow aperture kit lens, it is enjoyable to use. I like the form factor - compact and lightweight. The build quality is excellent, and you get much wider at 20mm, than a typical standard range zoom lens. The lens is sharp and I haven't found much distortion to talk about. I took off one star as the aperture does push me into higher ISOs. I typically prefer fast primes.

It's a solid quality Lens, but not my favorite.

By Paul
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-01

As an entry level lens for the S5, not bad, but it takes a while to autofocus, and not the best for macro or close-up shots. The 12-70 on the GX8 was IMO a better lens.

Very Good Images. Excellent Value.

By Gary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-23

I had this lens once before when I owned a Leica CL. Sold the CL and sold this lens. Now I have a Leica SL2 and bought this lens to pair with the SL2. I like this lens because it is reasonably well made for an all-plastic lens. The weight is well balanced on my SL2. Best of all images are very nice. Nice sharpness and contrast. Accurate color. In all honesty the sharpness and contrast is not as good as the Leica 24-70 L lens or the 24-90 L lens. However at a substantially reduced cost and my mostly OK Photoshop skills, I can more than compensate for this lens being a 7 out of 10 vs. a 9.5 out of 10 for the much more costly Leica lenses (each of which I have tried).

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Asked by: Joshua
This would require a 77mm ring.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2021-06-14

is this compatible with the Lumix- S1?

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How quickly does the f stop drop when zooming in? ...

How quickly does the f stop drop when zooming in? 20-60 is not a very wide range change, so I'm wondering how slow this lens will be around 35mm.
Asked by: David
There is a relatively linear rate of decrease in aperture as the focal length changes/increases. The apertures of the Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 at each marked focal length are as follows: 20mm f/3.5, 24mm f/3.8, 28mm f/4, 35mm f/4.5, 50mm f/5.3, and 60mm f/5.6.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-09-04

Does the lens have a static lens element at the ...

Does the lens have a static lens element at the mount? Or does the lens element at the mount move when we zoom?
Asked by: Michael
Hi Michael. The rear lens is static. -G
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2022-08-30

Would this be good for gimbal use with RS2?

Would this be good for gimbal use with RS2?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens would be fine to pair with a Panasonic S1 series camera and the DJI RS2.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-03-02

Is this lens compatible with Leica TL2. Will it ...

Is this lens compatible with Leica TL2. Will it have any vignetting issues on the Leica TL2. Thank you
Asked by: Venugopal Prabhakar
Yes, Leica TL2 is compatible with the S-R2060.
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2021-09-18

Does this lens does not offer the linear focus ...

Does this lens does not offer the linear focus feature as found in the S Pro series of lenses?
Asked by: David
I'm trying to determine if the 20-60 has the linear focus option when focusing MANUALLY, like the S 24mm and my S Pro 24-70 lens. This provides much better feedback and accuracy than typical focus-by-wire lenses. Per the Panasonic S 24mm: "Benefitting professional video applications, linear focus ring control for mechanical-based follow focus systems moves the focus at a constant speed in accordance with the rotating angle of the focus ring."
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Date published: 2022-02-23

What's the minimum focus distance at 60mm?

What's the minimum focus distance at 60mm?
Asked by: Erik
Hi! The minimum focus distance is 5.91" / 15 cm. -G
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2022-09-09
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