27
May
2020
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15:00
Europe/Amsterdam

Panasonic launches new L-Mount interchangeable lens for its LUMIX S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras

LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 (S-R2060)

Panasonic is proud to introduce a new interchangeable standard zoom lens, the LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 (S-R2060), based on the L-Mount system for its LUMIX S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The new LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 is a compact, lightweight standard zoom lens that covers ultra-wide 20mm to standard 60mm focal length for versatile use. The wide viewing angle makes it easier to shoot indoors where room space is limited and a stunning close-up capability of 0.15m (maximum magnification 0.43x) supports table top photography. The new LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 also ensures smooth, high-quality video recording due to a mechanism that suppresses focus breathing, which was a fatal problem in all interchangeable lenses designed for still image photography.

Comprising 11 elements in 9 groups, the use of 2 aspherical lenses and 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses effectively suppresses both axial and lateral chromatic aberration of magnification. Astigmatism is also corrected with these aspherical lenses, achieving high resolving performance. Furthermore, a UHR (Ultra-High Refractive Index) lens achieves uniform image quality from the centre to edges of the image while contributing to downsizing of the lens unit.

With 350g (approx) of light weight, the compact LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 features stunning mobility. The rugged dust/splash resistant* design withstands use under harsh conditions even at -10 degrees Celsius for high mobility. In addition, a fluorine coating on the front element repels water and oil, making it easier to keep the glass clean. The filter diameter is 67 mm, with a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm.

The new LUMIX S 20-60mm lens will be available to purchase for RRP £619 (€669 Ireland) from July 2020.

Panasonic and the L-Mount alliance are committed to the development and further expansion of the L-Mount lens line-up to fulfil the needs of customers.

 

*Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this lens is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.

•Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.