Panasonic Lumix S Pro 24-70mm F2.8 Lens Announced, Priced $2,197.99, Available for Pre-Order!

Panasonic Lumix S Pro 24-70mm F2.8 lens

Along with Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H (B&H/ Adorama), Panasonic also announce the new Panasonic Lumix S Pro 24-70mm F2.8 lens. It is a fast standard zoom for L-mount bodies, featuring 18 elements, including aspherical, UHR and ED glass, and an 11-blade aperture, two focus motors (one stepping, the other linear) plus an ‘Ultrasonic Assist’ to move the focusing elements, minimum focus distance of37cm, with a max magnification of 0.25x and weather sealed. This new lens costs $2,197.99, first available for pre-order at Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama.

Key features:

  • Standard zoom is designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 36-105mm equivalent focal length range.
  • Bright constant f/2.8 maximum aperture maintains consistent illumination throughout the zoom range and affords greater control over depth of field.
  • Three aspherical elements and one ultra-high refractive index element help to minimize distortions and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to maintain edge-to-edge sharpness and illumination.
  • Four extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing in order to produce a high degree of clarity and color accuracy.
  • A double focus system employs both a linear motor and a stepping motor to deliver impressively fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance.
  • Manual focus clutch allows you to simply push or pull the focusing range to quickly switch between AF and MF focusing modes.
  • Optical Image Stabilizer minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting, and also supports the Dual I.S. 2.0 function for increased stabilization performance.
  • Splash, dust, and freezeproof design benefits working in inclement weather conditions down to -14°F.
  • Rounded 11-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Below are the detailed specifications of Panasonic Lumix S Pro 24-70mm F2.8 lens.

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 24–70 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Leica SL
Aperture
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 11
Optics
Elements 18
Groups 16
Special elements / coatings 3 aspherical + 1 UHR + 4 ED elements
Focus
Minimum focus 0.37 m (14.57)
Maximum magnification 0.25×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Linear Motor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Focus notes Has double focus system made up of linear and stepping motors
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Physical
Weight 935 g (2.06 lb)
Diameter 91 mm (3.58)
Length 140 mm (5.51)
Materials Magnesium alloy
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock No
Filter thread 82 mm
Hood supplied Yes
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