This new Lumix sure puts the “nifty” in “nifty-fifty.”
New lens alert! Panasonic has dropped a new universal 50mm lens, which should turn a few heads in the film and video community.
This new LUMIX S 50mm F1.8 is based on the L-Mount system standard and looks to be a very sleek and very smooth offering that should deliver some killer depth and bokeh. Let’s take a look at this new nifty-fifty and explore how it might be a good option for videographers and photographers alike.
The LUMIX S 50mm F1.8
The big takeaways for this new 50mm are chiefly focused on its smooth focus abilities. With improved autofocus and a new mechanism for suppressing focus breathing, it should provide plenty of improved stability when shooting handheld or with any rigs.
Designed specifically for a full-frame L-mount mirrorless camera system, the LUMIX S 50mm f/1.8 should be a solid option for a wide array of shot types, aided by a “modestly bright f/1.8 maximum aperture” for some precision shallow depth of field control.
This LUMIX 50mm will also include plenty of features for reducing chromatic aberration and color fringing to help with shooting clear and accurate colors. It should also be plenty sharp with the aforementioned stabilization help for run-and-gun video needs.
Overall, this new 50mm should be a solid addition to Panasonic’s new line of f/1.8 large-aperture lens line alongside 24mm and a 35mm, which should be on the way soon.
Full Specs and Price
- L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
- Three Aspherical Elements
- Linear AF Motor
- Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
- Weather-Sealed Construction
You can get this lens for $447.99.