Panasonic Lumix S 24mm F1.8 Lens Review (ePhotozine)

John Riley has just posted a full review of the newly announced Panasonic Lumix S 24mm F1.8 lens (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama) at the He tested this new lens on Panasonic S5 and found such pros: Excellent central sharpness, Dust and splash resistant, Virtually no central CA, CA well controlled at edges, Reasonable vignetting, Low distortion, Excellent handling, Fast and accurate AF, Low focus breathing, Matches with 50mm and 85mm siblings and Low flare.  ‘Highly Recommended’.

Below is the verdict “Some considerable thought seems to have been invested in this set of three matching lenses, aimed not only at stills photographers but also at videographers. In the case of the 24mm, the quality is high, the handling excellent and the price reasonable. There have also been improvements in the small design details, such as the lens hood release catch…24mm is in itself a very versatile general-purpose wide-angle focal length, which can encompass street photography and environmental portraits, as well as landscape and architecture…In terms of performance, apart from lower edge sharpness that is more apparent in shooting flat test charts than shooting three-dimensional subjects in the field, it delivers quality images. In terms of handling, it is a beauty and has no vices. Focusing and exposure are both spot on and as an old favourite, a 24mm lens fits with so many subjects with complete ease. In summary, the lens is a pleasure to use. ..”

Below are some sample images of Panasonic Lumix S 24mm F1.8 lens. You could find out how it performs with Panasonic S5.

Dark Corner | 1/13 sec | f/16.0 | 24.0 mm | ISO 3200

Ancient Bridge | 1/20 sec | f/8.0 | 24.0 mm | ISO 400

CA Test | 1/400 sec | f/7.1 | 24.0 mm | ISO 200

Approach To Wycoller Hall | 1/80 sec | f/8.0 | 24.0 mm | ISO 400


0.4 sec | f/16.0 | 24.0 mm | ISO 100

1/200 sec | f/1.8 | 24.0 mm | ISO 100


Panasonic Lumix S 85mm F1.8 lens
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Panasonic Lumix S 50mm F1.8 lens
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Panasonic Lumix S 24mm F1.8 lens
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