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

BH #PA20603556S • MFR #S-R2060
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

Key Specs
Focal Length
20 to 60mm
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.6
Lens Mount
Leica L
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Leica L
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
94° to 40°
Minimum Focus Distance
5.91" / 15 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.43x
Optical Design
11 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.05 x 3.43" / 77.4 x 87.2 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
4.71" / 119.7 mm
Weight
12.35 oz / 350 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.485 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.3 x 4.5 x 4.5"

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

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What size focus gear ring will fit for this lens?

What size focus gear ring will fit for this lens?
Asked by: Joshua
This would require a 77mm ring.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2023-01-18

is this compatible with the Lumix- S1?

is this compatible with the Lumix- S1?
Asked by: Deory The rapper
Yes, they are both L mounts.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-12-24

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."
Answered by: David
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: 2023-02-11
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