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Panasonic Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 Lens with UV Filter Kit

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Panasonic Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 Lens with UV Filter Kit
Key Features
  • L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
An ideal starter set, the Panasonic Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the short-telephoto prime lens with a 67mm UV filter.
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Panasonic Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 Overview

An ideal starter set, the Panasonic Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the short-telephoto prime lens with a 67mm UV filter.

Panasonic Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 Lens

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

Chiaro Pro 67mm 98-UVAT UV Filter

The Pro 67mm 98-UVAT UV Filter is one of Chiaro’s highest-rated protective UV filters with 98% light transmission. It’s ideal for photographers who demand high-quality glass and other essential features for excellent image fidelity and construction.

To achieve 98% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished optical glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. Resistance coating improves the scratch resistance of the glass, and helps assure that water, oil, dust, and fingerprints are removed with a gentle wipe. 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 that you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.


98% Light Transmission

Protecting your lens doesn't mean you have to lose optical quality. By using highly-polished optical glass and advanced coatings, Chiaro offers a 98% transmission rate, which is an excellent transmission rate for glass. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.

Resistance Coating

The layers of advanced resistance coating on the filter are designed to resist moderate scratches, and allows you to easily clean your filter. Water beads up and rolls off your filter, and oil and fingerprints can come off with a gentle wipe. Dust and debris won't adhere to the filter and can be removed with a puff of air.

Polished Optical Glass

Glass that's polished to perfection is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The optical glass in this Chiaro filter is highly-polished for flatness that ensures excellent 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 offers 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: 847628593695

Panasonic Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 Lens 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"

Chiaro Pro 67mm 98-UVAT UV Filter Specs

Filter TypeUV
Filter Factor1x (0-Stop)
Circular Size67 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet67 mm
CoatingsMulti-Coating, Resistance Coating
Physical FeaturesSlim
Filter Thickness0.13" / 3.2 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.7 x 3.7 x 0.8"

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


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

Its Cinematic and great to use with anamorphic adapters

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Will this work on a Panasonic G9?

Will this work on a Panasonic G9?
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: -A
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2022-01-06

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: 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
Date published: 2021-10-20

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

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

Is it made in china?

Is it made in china?
Asked by: KeunCheol
Yes, this lens is made in China.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-09-30
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