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Panasonic Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 Lens

BH #PA8518S • MFR #S-S85
Panasonic
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

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

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountLeica L
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View29°
Minimum Focus Distance2.6' / 80 cm
Maximum Magnification0.13x
Optical Design9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.9 x 3.2" / 73.6 x 82 mm
Weight12.5 oz / 355 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.475 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.2 x 4.5 x 4.4"

Panasonic Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 Reviews

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By Lisa M
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-20

I purchased this as a gift for my son and he absolutely loves this lens. He said the quality of the photos exceeded his expectations. This is great to add to his lens collection for portraits and low light situations.

Super lens

By Rabih
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-11

Grt Sharp portrait out of this lens

Great lens with great results

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-30

I really enjoyed shooting video with this lens. Great perspectives for broll. Still waiting on the 50mm f1.8 - back ordered.

An amazing lens for video work.

By Justin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-30

I've shot Cooke glass on Red camera systems over the course of my career, and I can honestly say that this 85mm on our S1h yields comparable results. We have two of these lenses that we use almost exclusively for interviews. We consistently get tack sharp focus wide open, with excellent subject separation, color rendering, minimal distortion, and smooth bokeh. Perhaps it's more the Lumix S cameras systems, but like the 20-60mm and, to a slightly lesser degree, the 50mm 1.8, these lenses seem custom-built for video. They deliver astonishing results when used for that purpose. They don't perform quite as well for stills work as the autofocus is still subpar compared to other manufactures. (I will say it is getting markedly better with each camera update.) I've experienced some frustration attempting to get the camera and lens to focus on where I would like in the frame.

it's amazing on my S5

By Nady
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-29

Sharp, lightweight and compact size, with great autofocus on the Lumix S5 it's my favorite lens for portrait shots

Love it!!!

By Martin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-21

Great image quality.

Super Lens

By Anthony
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-24

This lens is just great, with it's reach you can shoot portrait from a distance for example in weddings without people seeing you and you just get the spontaneous shots that you're looking for, same thing for videography as well. Very Sharp and fast lens, highly recommended

Beautiful!

By Rafael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-03

Its Cinematic and great to use with anamorphic adapters

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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.
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Date published: 2021-06-11

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

Will this work with autofocus on a Leica T camera?
Asked by: Robert
We would kindly recommend you to check with the other manufacturer for additional information on a compatibility list. -M
Answered by: Panasonic Team
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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
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
Date published: 2020-12-08

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

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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

Is it made in china?

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Asked by: KeunCheol
Yes, this lens is made in China.
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Date published: 2021-09-30

Will this work on a Panasonic G9?

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Asked by: Gianna
Hi! This will not work with the G9, as the lens has an L-mount but the G9 has a Micro Four Thirds system mount. If you want to see the compatibilities of the G9 with lenses and other products, please check this website: https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/connect/g9.html -A
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2022-01-06
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