Panasonic Adds 70-200mm f/2.8 and 16-35mm f/4 Lenses to LUMIX S Series

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Panasonic has unveiled two impressive additions to its S series for L-Mount full-frame mirrorless cameras: the LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm f/4 and LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm f/2.8 O.I.S lenses. Both lenses tackle popular zoom ranges, aiming to preserve bag space while producing uncompromising image quality at constant, wide apertures throughout their ranges.

The 70-200mm f/2.8, beloved lens specs for portrait, sports, and wildlife photographers, is a welcome addition to the S-series of professional glass. Incorporating 22 elements arranged in 17 groups, two Ultra Extra-low Dispersion (UED) lenses, three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) lenses, and an aspherical lens, it reduces aberration and distortion to produce faithful imagery. Focus is sharp with smooth transitions out of focus and pleasing bokeh. A focus clutch mechanism makes switching from auto to manual focusing easy and quick.

LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm f/2.8 O.I.S
LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm f/2.8 O.I.S

The lens’s internal Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S) complements Panasonic camera’s Body I.S. and 5-axis Dual I.S, providing up to seven stops of stabilization for handheld and low shutter speed shooting. Finally, video shooters will appreciate Panasonic’s efforts to reduce focus breathing in this lens, as well as its rugged, dust- and splash-resistant design that can handle operating down to 10 degrees below zero.

LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm f/4
LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm f/4

Landscape, architecture, and street photographers will want to have a look at the 16-35mm f/4, which balances image quality with portability. Despite its compact size, it consists of 12 elements in 9 groups, three aspherical lenses, one ED and an Ultra-High Refractive Index (UHR), ensuring accurate image capture. Additionally, its double-magnet linear motor is capable of 480 fps for fast, accurate autofocusing. Like the 70-200, it includes a focus clutch for switching from auto to manual focusing modes, suppresses focus breathing for video work, and is dust and splash resistant with the ability to work down to 10 degrees below zero.

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