Panasonic Details New LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 Lens

Panasonic has announced its latest interchangeable standard zoom lens, the LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 (S-E2470). The lens is set to start shipping in October for $2,199.99

Designed for use with L-Mount cameras like those found in the Panasonic LUMIX S Series, the LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 is a large-aperture standard zoom lens with an 82 mm filter diameter. The device's optical construction consists of 18 lenses in 16 groups, including three aspherical lenses, four ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses, and a UHR (Ultra-High Refractive Index) lens to provide uniform image quality and minimize axial chromatic aberration, chromatic aberration, and astigmatism. In addition, the lens incorporates an 11-blade circular aperture diaphragm for pleasing bokeh.

Meanwhile, the unit also features a double focus system with linear and stepping motors to enable a max sensor drive speed of 480 fps for fast and precise AF performance. In addition, the lens includes an integrated mechanism designed to reduce focus breathing during video recording. Likewise, users can instantly switch between AF and MF via a focus clutch mechanism. Finally, the lens also utilizes a rugged dust- and splash-resistant design for operation in harsh environments.

Beyond the new LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm F2.8, Panasonic plans to develop 10 or more S Series lenses by 2020.

Source: Panasonic