Panasonic Announces Compact Lumix S 28-200mm Macro Zoom Lens


Panasonic continues its 2024 offerings with yet another “smallest and lightest in its class” lens, this time delivering the Lumix S 28-200mm f/4-7.1 Macro O.I.S., a wide-to-tele macro zoom that fits in the palm of your hand. The lens is an all-in-one multitool whose impressive image quality makes it ideal as a jack-of-all-trades for travel and everyday carry or as the foundation for building out a Lumix lens kit.

Lumix S 28-200mm f/4-7.1 Macro O.I.S.
Lumix S 28-200mm f/4-7.1 Macro O.I.S.

The lens has a unique retractable design with a collapsed length of approximately 3.7" and a weight of 14.6 oz while featuring a complex optical configuration that includes aspherical, extra-low dispersion, and ultra-high refractive elements. In addition to its spectrum-spanning zoom range, the lens also excels in macro photography, yielding a half life-size (0.5x) maximum magnification ratio with a minimum working distance of 1.2" from the end of the lens.

As with the other Lumix S lenses, the 28-200mm lens boasts high-speed, high-precision, and silent autofocus. Panasonic has supplemented the autofocus system by improving its image stabilization algorithms, affording up to 6.5 stops of compensation across five axes, benefiting handheld shooting in low-light conditions and in close-up scenes. For videographers, the lens minimizes focus breathing while focus-ring control allows for fixed or adjustable focus movement speeds. Micro-step aperture control is available for smooth exposure changes. The lens’s nearly unified center of gravity also benefits videographers by streamlining workflows when working with gimbals and tripods.

Emphasizing mobility, the lens is dust and splash resistant and is built to withstand temperatures as low as 14°F. A fluorine coating applied to the front of the lens protects it against dirt and debris, benefiting macro applications.

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 28-200mm f/4-7.1 Macro O.I.S. lens. Or drop us a line below, and we’ll do our best to reply to your comments and questions.