Panasonic declares $800 Lumix S 14-28mm F4-5.6 Macro lens for L-mount digicam techniques: Digital Pictures Evaluation

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Panasonic has introduced the discharge of the Lumix S 14-28mm F4-5.6 Macro, a brand new wide-angle lens designed for L-mount digicam techniques. The lens, launched alongside Panasonic’s new S5II and S5IIX full-frame mirrorless cameras, rounds out the corporate’s entry-level lens lineup, which additionally contains the Lumix S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 and the Lumix S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 Macro O.I.S.

The lens is constructed of 14 parts in 10 teams, together with one aspherical Additional-Low Dispersion (ED) lens, one aspherical component, three Additional-Low Dispersion (ED) parts and one Extremely Excessive Refractive Index (UHR) parts. The lens has a minimal focusing distance of simply 0.15m throughout your complete zoom vary for a 0.25x to 0.5x magnification ratio at 14mm and 28mm, respectively (so not ‘Macro’ within the conventional 1:1 sense).

Panasonic claims the lens’ autofocus system can help framerates as much as 240 frames per second (fps). The lens may have each linear and non-linear focus ring modes with selectable sensitivity in each modes. Panasonic says it’s included a ‘mechanism’ particularly designed to attenuate focus respiratory for video, in addition to a micro-step aperture mechanism for smoother iris modifications whereas capturing video.

Different options embrace a weather-resistant design, a 77mm entrance filter thread and a seven-blade aperture diaphragm. The lens measures 84mm (3.3”) diameter by 89.8mm (3.5”) lengthy and weighs round 345g (12.2oz).

The Panasonic Lumix S 14–28mm F4–5.6 Macro will begin delivery ‘on the finish of March [2023]’ for $799.99.

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Panasonic Proclaims a New Compact and Light-weight Extremely Broad-Angle Zoom Lens with Macro Functionality

Las Vegas, NV (January 4, 2023) – Panasonic is happy to introduce a brand new cost-effective ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, the LUMIX S 14-28mm F4-5.6 MACRO based mostly on the L-Mount system. The LUMIX S Sequence presents three budget-friendly lenses together with the LUMIX S 14-28mm F4-5.6 MACRO (S-R1428), LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 (S-R2060) and LUMIX S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MACRO O.I.S. (S-R70300) to cowl 14mm extremely wide-angle to 300mm telephoto. All of those lenses obtain excessive optical efficiency and beautiful mobility match to LUMIX S5 collection cameras for each photograph and video.

The LUMIX S 14-28mm F4-5.6 MACRO is comprised of 14 lens parts in 10 teams together with one aspherical ED (Additional-Low Dispersion) lens, one aspherical lens, three ED (Additional-Low Dispersion) lenses and one UHR (Extremely Excessive Refractive Index) lens. The usage of aspherical lenses realizes each excessive descriptive efficiency and exquisite bokeh. The three ED lenses successfully suppress chromatic aberration. Regardless of its compact measurement and roughly 345g of sunshine weight, the LUMIX S 14-28mm F4-5.6 MACRO boasts 0.25 (at 14mm) – 0.5x (at 28mm) macro functionality. Profiting from the minimal focusing distance of 0.15m at total zoom vary, it may be used for close-up pictures with lovely bokeh. It’s appropriate for versatile conditions together with sweeping panorama pictures in ultra-wide-angle of view.

The LUMIX S 14-28mm F4-5.6 MACRO is able to easy, silent operation to work with the digicam’s high-speed, high-precision AF system with the sensor drive at max 240 fps.

For the non-linear setting, focus is shifted with a variable quantity based on the rotation velocity of the main focus ring. Focus is shifted with a chosen quantity based on the rotational quantum of the main focus ring for the linear setting. Sensitivity (the quantity of focus shift per rotational quantum) will be chosen from 90 to 360 levels to allow supposed focus operation¹. The LUMIX S 14-28mm F4-5.6 MACRO additionally excels in video recording efficiency with a mechanism that suppresses focus respiratory, which was a deadly drawback of all interchangeable lenses designed for nonetheless picture pictures. Along with a micro-step aperture management for easy publicity change, skilled high quality video will be recorded.

The LUMIX S 14-28mm F4-5.6 MACRO and LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 lens function a typical general size and place of management elements to offer sensible benefits in use. The load and the middle of the gravity of those lenses is analogous, making it straightforward to trade lenses shortly with minimal stability adjustment when the digicam is on a gimbal.

The rugged mud/splash-resistant² design withstands use below harsh circumstances even at -10° Celsius for top mobility. A fluorine coating is utilized to the entrance lens component to safe water/oil-repellency. An ND/PL filter with 77mm diameter will be connected.

Panasonic and L-Mount system alliance is dedicated to the event of L-Mount lenses for the additional enlargement of its lineup to satisfy the wants of shoppers.
The LUMIX S 14-28mm F4-5.6 MACRO will likely be accessible at valued channel companions for $799.99 on the finish of March.


¹ The utmost sensitivity differs by digicam mannequin, as much as 1080 levels on S5II, S5IIX and BS1H (as of January 2023).
² Mud and Splash Resistant doesn’t assure that injury won’t happen if this lens is subjected to direct contact with mud and water.

• L-Mount is a trademark or registered trademark of Leica Digicam AG.
• Design and specs are topic to vary with out discover.

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