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Panasonic Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 Lens

BH #PA5018S • MFR #S-S50
Panasonic
Panasonic Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 Lens
Key Features
  • L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Linear AF Motor
Designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras, the Panasonic Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 is a sleek and compact standard-length prime. Its 50mm focal length is ideally suited for portraiture, landscapes, and all-purpose shooting and provides a modestly bright f/1.8 maximum aperture for shallow depth of field control. An extra-low dispersion element and an ultra-high refractive index element reduce chromatic aberration and color fringing for improved clarity and color accuracy, and the lens provides excellent sharpness as well. A linear autofocus motor suppresses focus breathing and delivers smooth, precise, and near silent focusing performance. Made for tough environmental conditions, the lens also features a dust-, moisture-, and freeze-resistant design.
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Panasonic Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 Overview

Designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras, the Panasonic Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 is a sleek and compact standard-length prime. Its 50mm focal length is ideally suited for portraiture, landscapes, and all-purpose shooting and provides a modestly bright f/1.8 maximum aperture for shallow depth of field control. An extra-low dispersion element and an ultra-high refractive index element reduce chromatic aberration and color fringing for improved clarity and color accuracy, and the lens provides excellent sharpness as well. A linear autofocus motor suppresses focus breathing and delivers smooth, precise, and near silent focusing performance. Made for tough environmental conditions, the lens also features a dust-, moisture-, and freeze-resistant design.

Prime standard-length lens designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras, however, can also be used on APS-C models where it provides a 75mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture offers control over depth of field and suits working in low-light conditions.
Three aspherical lenses including an extra-low dispersion element and an ultra-high refractive index element reduce chromatic aberration and color fringing for improved clarity and color accuracy.
Linear autofocus motor suppresses focus breathing and delivers smooth, precise, and near silent focusing performance.
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.
High resolution sharpness and performance to support 4K video.
Smooth exposure changes by micro-step aperture control for 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 from the elements.
UPC: 885170382121

Panasonic Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountLeica L
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View47°
Minimum Focus Distance1.48' / 45.11 cm
Maximum Magnification0.14x
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
Weight10.6 oz / 300 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.385 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.9 x 4.5 x 4.5"

Panasonic Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 Reviews

Great budget lens!

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-26

It's not the 1.4 but it is still a great lens with great rendering

I use it for photography for half a year

By mycodmobileacc
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-03

I like the bokeh that this lens creates. I dropped it along with the lumix s5 on the asphalt and they both continue to work great

Not just good, great!

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-03

This lens is not just great for the price, it is great period. It is exceedingly sharp wide-open and has some of the most pleasing rendering I have ever seen, even when compared to Leica-Certified Lumix lenses I have owned in the past. I was worried that f1.8 would not be shallow enough for my needs, but this lens renders out of focus areas beautifully - it is always silky smooth and never busy, even when shooting in visually-dense woodland environments at a medium distance. The transitions between in-focus and out of focus areas are beautiful. I find the lens sharper than I will ever need for video AND for stills - even wide open. The auto-focus is fast and accurate, the weather sealing has already been handy on multiple occasions and the adjustable focus throw is a really great feature. I have never detected any perceivable focus breathing in real-world videography. The lens is a little large with the lens hood attached but super light weight. Now I need to save up for the 35mm and the other lenses in this lineup!

Good. Not Great. Recommended.

By Gary
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-09

I bought this lens to have a relatively fast 50mm and affordable lens for my SL2. I would add that this lens is also light weight and balance well on my SL2. Wide open at f1.8 images are a little soft including in the center. Stopped down just a taste, to f2, and the center sharpens up nicely. While this lens does provide ample Bokeh, small areas such as leaves, can appear busy and choppy when viewed on-screen at 100%. Otherwise this lens, for the money, performs well. I would recommend this lens to someone using an SL2 (and probably an original SL).

A Truly Good Lens

By Anthony
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-04

Lens is absolutely wonderful. Super sharp, super fast, and at a price point that's really hard to beat for a lens of this quality. I have yet to use it for video, but I am so far impressed with its quality. Excited to try the other lenses in its line.

Surpassed my expectations

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

This lens has definitely surpassed my expectations. We are a production house that has several S1, S1H, and S5s on gimbals in the field every day. I'm aware of the obvious advantages of native glass, but I did not expect this lens to outperform our adapted Canon 50mm 1.2 lenses; however, it does, by a significant margin. The autofocus performance is noticeably better than the 85mm and 20-60mm, both of which are surprisingly good. This lens is a no-brainer for video work... We don't do a lot of stills work, so I'll defer to others more knowledgeable than I on that front. In short, I'm not ready to offload my Canon glass yet... but this lens gets me one giant step closer. I will update my review once this lens has endured the rigors of being in the field for a more significant amount of time.

Sharp and very good quality

By Mustafa
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-22

Since I bought it. It became of my best lenses

Solid

By Kevin
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-09

Solid lens for the price, especially on sale-.

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Where is this lens manufactured?

Where is this lens manufactured?
Asked by: Greg
Hi Greg! This lens is manufactured in China. -A
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2021-12-29

Does this lens feature linear focus or focus by ...

Does this lens feature linear focus or focus by wire?
Asked by: Jyothi
The Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 uses a focus-by-wire linear focus motor in AF. In MF, while still focus-by-wire, the 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, allowing more precise MF control.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-09-17

Can the lens MF/AF switch be used to lock the ...

Can the lens MF/AF switch be used to lock the focus after AF acquisition by switching immediately to MF?
Asked by: Richard
No, the Panasonic Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 Lens would not locked focus by switching the AF/MF button if your subject is moving or you are panning the camera. If you switch to MF option the lens would stop focusing automatically and you would need to operate the focus ring manually.
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2022-07-19

Will this Lumix S 50mm lens work on the GX7 and ...

Will this Lumix S 50mm lens work on the GX7 and GH3 models?
Asked by: James
Hello! We would kindly recommend checking our official website for the list of compatible lenses: https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/connect/index.html
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2022-05-12
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