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Panasonic Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 Lens

BH #PA8518S • MFR #S-S85
Panasonic Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 Lens
Key Features
  • L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Linear AF Motor
Sleek and nimble, the Panasonic Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 is a compact short-telephoto prime designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras. The 85mm focal length is ideally suited for portraiture and more selective shooting and pairs with a modestly bright f/1.8 maximum aperture that offers depth of field control while also promoting a sleek form factor. The optical design incorporates a pair of extra-low dispersion elements, which help to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve high clarity and accurate color rendering. This lens is also characterized by its linear AF motor, for fast focusing performance, and its dust-, moisture-, and freeze-resistant design to enable working in tough environmental conditions.
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Panasonic Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 Overview

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Sleek and nimble, the Panasonic Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 is a compact short-telephoto prime designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras. The 85mm focal length is ideally suited for portraiture and more selective shooting and pairs with a modestly bright f/1.8 maximum aperture that offers depth of field control while also promoting a sleek form factor. The optical design incorporates a pair of extra-low dispersion elements, which help to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve high clarity and accurate color rendering. This lens is also characterized by its linear AF motor, for fast focusing performance, and its dust-, moisture-, and freeze-resistant design to enable working in tough environmental conditions.

Prime portrait-length lens is designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used on APS-C models where it will provide a 127.5mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture offers control over depth of field and suits working in available lighting conditions as well as promotes a compact form factor.
Two extra-low dispersion elements reduce chromatic aberrations and limit color fringing for improved clarity and color accuracy.
Linear autofocus motor delivers smooth, precise, and near silent focusing performance to benefit both stills and video applications.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
Dust-, moisture-, and freeze-resistant design for increased protection to the elements.
UPC: 885170376526

Panasonic Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
85mm
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8
Lens Mount
Leica L
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Leica L
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
29°
Minimum Focus Distance
2.6' / 80 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.13x
Optical Design
9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.9 x 3.2" / 73.6 x 82 mm
Weight
12.5 oz / 355 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.52 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.6 x 4.5 x 4.5"

Panasonic Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 Reviews

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How does this lens do with chromatic aberration? ...

How does this lens do with chromatic aberration? I'm familiar with the popular Canon 85mm 1.8, so perhaps a comparison to that would be appreciated. Thanks.
Asked by: Nate
This lens is good but not the best in terms of Chromatic Aberrations. This is a very sharp lens across the frame. And while It may suffer comparatively from Chromatic Aberrations, this is very easily fixed in software.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2023-04-28

Will this work with autofocus on a Leica T ...

Will this work with autofocus on a Leica T camera?
Asked by: Robert
Yes it will autofocus on the Leica T camera.
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2021-10-18

Does your lens make a small click(aperture ...

Does your lens make a small click(aperture blades) when changing aperture on the camera?
Asked by: Juan
No, there is no click when changing the aperture.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2021-05-24

What about the warranty if i buy so i get ...

What about the warranty if i buy so i get warranty in India or not
Asked by: Portrait
The Limited 1-Year Warranty from Panasonic included with the purchase of the Panasonic Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 Lens is only valid for use within North America (the United States of America and Canada). It would not be valid for use in India. If you require international warranty coverage, you would have to purchase one of the SquareTrade Pro Plans that appear on the following pop-up page after you click the blue "Preorder" or "Add To Cart" button on the lens' webpage.
Answered by: Manzell L
Date published: 2022-10-10

I'm torn between this lens and the 50mm f1.8. ...

I'm torn between this lens and the 50mm f1.8. Which one is more versatile in terms of portraits and product photography?
Asked by: Hassan
Both lenses excel in portraits and product photography, with the choice largely dependent on your desired focal range. Notably, the 50mm lens boasts a maximum magnification of 0.14x, surpassing the 0.13x of the 85mm lens. Opting for higher magnification is advantageous, particularly if you seek better performance in close-up shots. -M
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2023-12-15

How well does this lens auto-focus on the Ronin ...

How well does this lens auto-focus on the Ronin 4D?
Asked by: MR
Hi! Kindly be informed that this lens can be attached for use to a digital camera that complies with the Leica Camera AG L-Mount standard. It is compatible with a 35 mm full-frame image sensor. As we do not have information on its compatibility with other camera brands, we encourage you to check with them directly for more information. Hope this helps! -C
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2024-05-28

Will this lens work on Leica L- mount APC sensor ...

Will this lens work on Leica L- mount APC sensor cameras like the CL and TL2 cameras?
Asked by: Gary
Indeed the S-S85 is compatible with both Leica CL and Leica TL2.
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2021-10-23

Is the manual focus on this lens focus by wire or ...

Is the manual focus on this lens focus by wire or mechanical focus?
Asked by: William
Focus by wire, but the S series of LUMIX cameras have a setting where you can change the focus mode to linear as well as changing the focus throw, thereby making it behave as a mechanical focus. Better, even.
Answered by: Haywood
Date published: 2021-08-16
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