Panasonic Announces the Compact Lumix S 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

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Panasonic Announces the Compact Lumix S 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

Panasonic has announced the Lumix S 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens, leveraging advances in mechanical and optical design to create the smallest and lightest medium telephoto macro lens in its class. The latest and longest of the Lumix S prime lenses, the 100mm f/2.8 Macro offers versatility and high performance in a small, easy-to-carry form factor. The focal length makes it ideal for portraits, natural images with precise perspective, or, namely, macro close-ups, with an 8" minimum focusing distance and life-size 1:1 maximum magnification ratio.

The interior elements feature three aspherical lenses and a unique double focus system, allowing for the body length to be reduced by about 2" without surrendering optical performance. Panasonic has also reduced the size of its Dual Phase Linear Motor by half without any compromise in thrust, resulting in the maker’s achievements in size and weight. The optical design rounds out with two ultra-extra-low dispersion elements and one extra-low dispersion element, yielding impressive color accuracy and high sharpness.

Lumix S 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens
Lumix S 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens

The advancements in lens design also benefit the lens’s focal performance. By controlling the two independent focusing groups of the double focus system, the lens achieves high-speed, high-precision AF control. For videographers, the lens minimizes focus breathing while focus ring control allows for fixed or adjustable focus movement speeds. A new focus ring mechanism uses a giant magnetoresistance sensor for delicate manual focusing across the entirety of the focus range. The lens also supports a focus bracketing function, allowing photographers to capture a sequence of images at different focus positions with a single press of the shutter button.

For more information about the new lens, including additional features, specs, and highlights, be sure to check out the detailed product page for the Lumix S 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens. Or drop us a line below, and we’ll do our best to reply to your comments and questions.

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Any idea when B&H will get these in stock? I have one on pre-order.

How could you get this so wrong?? The focus bracketing function allows captures at multiple focus points not apertures. Does anyone proof read this stuff??

Thanks, good catch. Despite the typo, focus bracketing is definitely a handy feature to have on a lens like this.