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Panasonic unveils the new and compact Lumix S 100mm f/2.8 macro lens

According to Panasonic , The Lumix S 100mm is the lightest and most compact lens on the market.

The new Panasonic LUMIX S 100 lens
The new Panasonic LUMIX S 100 lens

Panasonic has unveiled the LUMIX S 100mm f/2.8 macro lens , designed for full-frame L-mount cameras, it offers 1:1 magnification, and, according to the company, is the lightest and most compact lens with similar characteristics on the market: it weighs only 300 g, its length is 82 mm.

Under the hood is a new dual-phase DPLM autofocus motor that delivers fast focusing. The minimum focusing distance is 20.4 cm, the filter thread is 67 mm, there is protection against dust and splashing water. There is no optical stub. Price – $1000.

Lumix S 100mm F2.8 macro lens for Leica L

As a rule, many lenses with a focal length of 100 mm, including those with a macro function, are equipped with image stabilizer, and its absence in the new model is apparently due to the fact that Panasonic engineers sought to make it as light and compact as possible. while maintaining f/2.8 aperture. The optical design consists of 13 elements in 11 groups and includes three aspherical elements, and this lens is much smaller and lighter than existing counterparts for all mirrorless mounts.

The aperture has 9 blades and is adjustable from f/2.8 to f/22. Panasonic promises minimal focus breathing and fast autofocus, thanks to a three times more powerful drive.

Lumix S 100mm f/2.8 macro lens for Leica L on a Panasonic camera

Key features of the Panasonic LUMIX S 100 lens

  • Macro photography with 1:1 magnification
  • Full frame L mount lens
  • Minimum focusing distance: 20.4 cm
  • Weight – 300 g, dimensions – 73.6 x 82.0 mm
  • Filter thread diameter: 67 mm
  • 3 aspherical elements
  • Two Phase Linear Motor DPLM
  • Resistant to dust, splashes and frost down to -10°C

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