Panasonic has introduced a new large-aperture wide fixed focal length LUMIX S Series lens, the 35mm F1.8 (S-S35). Following the 85mm, 50mm and 24mm models, it completes the planned series of four F1.8 large-aperture lenses based on the L-Mount system.

Weighing around 295 grams, the new LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 lens is highly mobile, while offering a rugged dust/splash-resistant design to withstand temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius.

The 35mm focal length is ideal for street and editorial photography on the move, and the lens can also be used for close-up shots thanks to the 0.24m minimum focusing distance.

The LUMIX F1.8 lens series has a common positioning of controls for ease of use and a common barrel diameter for using the same filters across lenses. Using lenses of a similar size, diameter and centre of gravity also makes it easy to switch between them.

The LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 is comprised of eleven lens elements in nine groups including three aspherical lenses and three ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses. The use of three aspherical lenses can deliver bokeh, a common advantage across the series, while the ED lenses effectively suppress chromatic aberration. The filter diameter is 67mm, with a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm.

The LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 is compatible with the LUMIX sensor drive at 240fps for high-speed, high-precision auto focusing.

The LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 (S-S35) lens will be available for RRP $1,099 in December 2021 from leading photographic specialists.