This new Lumix puts the “nifty” into “nifty-fifty”.
Warning about new lenses! Panasonic has released a new universal 50mm lens that is set to generate quite a stir in the film and video community.
This new one LUMIX S 50mm F1.8 is based on the L-mount system standard and seems like a very sleek and very slick offering that should deliver some killer depth and bokeh. Let’s take a look at this new nifty-fifty and explore how it could be a great option for videographers and photographers alike.
The LUMIX S 50mm F1.8
The great takeaways for this new 50mm mainly focus on its smooth focus capabilities. With an improved autofocus and a new mechanism to suppress focus breathing, it should provide much improved stability when shooting handheld or with any rig.
The LUMIX S 50 mm 1: 1.8 was specially developed for a mirrorless full-frame camera system with L-mount and should be a solid option for a variety of recording types, supported by a “modestly bright maximum aperture of 1: 1.8” for some precision shallow depth of field control.
This LUMIX 50mm will also contain many functions to reduce chromatic aberration and color fringing in order to capture clear and accurate colors. It should also be sharp enough for run-and-gun video requirements with the stabilization aid mentioned above.
Overall, this new 50mm should be a solid addition to Panasonic’s new line of f / 1.8 large aperture lenses alongside 24mm and a 35mm that are slated to hit the market soon.
Full specifications and price
- L-mount lens / full frame format
- Aperture range: f / 1.8 to f / 22
- Three aspherical elements
- Linear AF motor
- Rounded 9-leaf cone
- Weatherproof construction
You can use this lens for $ 447.99.